rwalsh my first couple of years guiding I did carpenter work, guided and spent a lot of time alone scouting going 7 mph searching for good structure. I have over 1,400 waypoints many found in those early years. You can find some good spots to fish and stay out of trouble just going slow and watching your gizmo. Pack a lunch spend a full day on the water and you'll catch some fish. I've spent most of the last couple days on panfish (the woman fisherpeople) caught the majority of the fish, today we caught 80-100 fish, mostly bluegills in 12-16' of water fishing cribs and natural structure with bobbers #2 thin wire hooks and crawlers. I practice sustained yield, 20-25 panfish is plenty to keep and plenty for me to cleanif crappies far fewer, they are big fish. Have done a couple shore lunches in the last few days, I had a hard time passing on eating some gills. I did have help cleaning fish the other day, first guy to clean fish faster then I do, Brett you made me look bad, lol.
Walleyes: 8-12' wood structure, a few incidental walleyes while fishing panfish, walleyes on crawlers and leeches, friend Don had a good day with minnows and crawlers, i tried minnows the next day, zilch, all on crawlers?. I have spent a little time on other waters with some good walleye fishing.
The draw down, It is certainly going on, I would guess 2-1/2'. In October the water starts to go back up when the man. waters chain opens there gate oct. 1st.
Toothy critter, nice meeting you, great place to camp isn't it? I do like the view on that spot, one of my favorites. Thanks for the tip on plastics, not my strong suit but I'm going to give it another try.
Taking a day off for a one day vacation with my wife, going to Copper Harbor, lived here 14 years never been there. Back out Friday.
Have fun out there, tread slowly when in doubt, me jokingly tell customers, I have two speeds, full throttle and anchor.