Made a weekend camping trip up to fish lake with a group of friends. Spent Friday and Sataurday dodging rain and trying to fish.
Gills were active in 8' of water with a few walleye mixed in. All were caught on a small jig with a half a leech. (Sorry CK, the jig was used and it failed to produce. The half leech provided one fish about every 2 minutes so it would be hard to improve on that)
Pike were caught on spinner baits and an occasional one on the jig and leech.
A couple things I learned this weekend.
1. If it is going to rain and you want to fish alot then leave the women at home.
2. If you catch a few gills that you plan on eating then don't leave them on a stringer over night tied to the dock. The otters might have other plans for those fish.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954