Got out to the chain out of Oak Park for a short trip this morning. Started out fishing between 11 and 14 FOW and was met with large schools of baaaaaah, baaaaaah, baaaaaah. After catching a half-dozen or so, I switched over to plastics and immediately popped a nice 16" walleye. Over the next few hours I managed to pick off a handful of keeper crappies and a bunch of throwbacks. The throwback to keeper ratio was probably about 3:1:
The sun popped out for a bit around 10:30 or so and that was the end of the bite I was on. Made a move to join the masses for a while in some deeper water, and found a few whites and many more sheepies. Decided to end the trip by going back in shallower, visiting my starting location. Upon returning, I was disappointed to find that a rumnut had commandeered my most productive hole, leaving his "set-up" unattended while he was out playing grab
with his buddies from the old country:
I took this as a sign from the Ice Gods to call it a day...will be back out somewhere Friday with Wash to Christen my new shanty.