Today’s report was submitted by Ed Hatten:
Hot days make for some brutal conditions to fish in yet last night as the sun faded the fish decided it was time. Hopped around for a few bites and started jigging with marks close to the bottom and the recent bug hatch. In 15-17 FOW pulled a 18″ of a Joker jig. Tried casting with a worm harness as well yet the .03 mph drift was not enough to keep me covering the ground I wanted.
Started trolling small crankbaits with a three rod spread off boards. Down 10 over 17 feet and hit a single and a double pretty quick. Trolling you will be cleaning boards and lines, there is a lot of grass, silk seaweed, and the water fleas are collecting at the snap and swivel. Lots of fish push into the summer pattern spreading out on the flats.
Many are in the good bright weed beds. Both the jig and spinner bite is hot, jerkbaits and slow retrieve cranks over the weeds is producing them as well with a mix of bass and pickerel and the occasional sheephead. Solo trip last night was comfortable. Other than the Monday night bass crew, traffic was light and fighting was good.