With our friend, Ken, aboard, we launched at 6 AM at Houseman Access and proceeded downstream to see if the larger fish were still in the area (inspired by the fish our clients brought in lately—photo below if you need a reminder). We pulled both a Flicker Shad and a Rapala Scatter Rap just to cover both the fish down deep and those who preferred the 8 to 10 foot depths. To sum up the trip, we caught three walleye and one 15 inch trout. We decided that we would forego bait fishing, so no small trout were boated. Judging from the crowded parking lot, it appeared that there was a good deal of boat activity upstream from the ramp. The water at Houseman was 53 º F., which was quite a change from the 78º temperature of this past weekend. The warmer water was found about a mile down river from the launch ramp. There were a couple of fishermen picking up some walleye and the occasional trout in the warmer water. We called it a day after the sun peaked up over the river bluffs and began warming the air. Get out there and enjoy the day!
There is generation scheduled from 3 through 6 PM today. The expected high temperature for this afternoon is 91º F. under partly sunny skies. There is a slight chance of afternoon thundershowers. Winds are from the ESE at 2 to 4 MPH.