Began a trip at 6:30 this morning under an incredible sunrise by launching at Houseman Access and trolling downstream to try for a walleye before fishing for rainbows. The water temperature at Houseman was 58º F. and stayed in that vicinity as far as we trolled down river, about 1/2 mile. Although we marked fish only sporadically in our downstream travels, we put a keeper walleye in the live well. Moved upstream past the Hwy 62 bridge and settled down to invite a few trout for lunch. After putting 8 in the ‘well,' we caught and released until one of our guests suggested that he would like to try trolling farther up river. Sounded good to me! Trolled with a 1/4 oz. Colorado spoon and with a Rapala F-7, black on silver. Played for a time below Spider Creek Island before heading for the ramp. For the information of those who may be considering fishing in the morning, the stocking truck paid Bertrand Launch Ramp a visit this morning at 11:30. The trout bite at Bertrand in the morning should not disappoint!
There is generation this afternoon from 2 through 6. The afternoon will continue to be cloudy with some late PM thundershowers. Winds are from the SSW at 4 MPH.
Be careful out there when you are 'wetting a line.’