Sam launched from Bertrand Launch Ramp at 11:30 this morning with an Iowa crew of two aboard. Initially, they trolled with Colorado spoons and were rewarded with a couple of trout before they reached Spider Creek Island. Because the bite was a bit slow, they switched to power bait and spent the remainder of the trip catching really nice trout in the Spider Creek area. There is a great quantity of bait between Bertrand and Spider Creek, so, if your fishfinder screen goes black or fills up with a bunch of ‘static,' it is merely shad minnows. As you can tell from the picture, the trip was quite a success, leaving everyone happy! This trip, like my last one, added five fish to the guide's larder. Spoke with a guide who had spent part of the early morning at White Bass Cove catching, guess what, white bass. He showed me the cooler full that he had caught on floating bass lures. Guess where I plan on being in the early AM. Generation for tomorrow is expected to be only for 5 PM. The high temperature for tomorrow should be around 70º F. with ENE winds of 4 MPH. The day is expected to begin sunny, turning partly cloudy in the afternoon.