The weather was too perfect today to NOT make the trip to Lasalle. Especially since the boat is ready to go now.
Mostly overcast with a few rays of sun. Light winds varying from almost non-existent to maybe 10mph by late afternoon. Made boat control for drifting banks very manageable.
Spent a lot of time casting cranks and rattletraps with nothing to show for it. Bladebaits and gulp minnows caught quite a few fish, and a Berkley ripple shad swimbait on a 3/8oz jighead was a solid producer as well today.
Water was about 63 at the launch. Only made it as far as Veterans Point where the water was in the 80s. Most fish were caught in cooler water. Most other boats on the water were trolling, or hopping all around trying to find a hot bite. Nobody seemed to be making a 2nd pass over any water they covered, so Im assuming they were not finding what they were looking for. We scratched fish all around, but really started to get them dialed in right about the time we had to pack up and leave due to a prior obligation. (Funny how that always works!)
We caught : largemouth, smallmouth, walleye, sauger, hybrids, channel cats, blue cats, and drum.
Best hybrid of the day (20") :
Best bass of the day (19") :
A few more walleye (all "legal" size) "
And a surprise sauger :
No shortage of small channel cats. Half a dozen or so small blue cats, but nothing over a couple pounds. I hooked something on a swimbait that fought me for about a minute before shaking loose. Never got a look at it, but it was ripping drag and was too heavy for me to turn or move. I wish I would have at least got a look at it, just to know what it was. The way it screamed on the drag, im guessing a brute hybrid.
Hoping to make the trip out there a few more times before the water gets too hot!