I spent Saturday on Gull. The weather was not as bad as it must have been in some areas of the state, according to the reports I have been reading. I caught 5 nice keepers, mostly on the North end. Had to really work for them though. The bite was lite and you had to find them before you could get them. I ended up doing a lot of graphing just trying to find life down there. Used shiners on Lindy rigs in about 18 feet. Sunday was the better day for me with a couple that broke the 18" mark. Weather was a bit nicer too. Anyway, kind of a poor opener compared to other years. Bound to get better...
I fished Gull on Tuesday, 5/17. Not much going on the walleyes. In fact, all I was able to catch was one northern and three bass. Most of my action came on a Gulp minnow. It's the first time I've used Gulp. Definitely not your typical artificial! Keep it out of the water for awhile and it dries up. I left it on my rod after I got the boat home and two days later it was dried up and shriveled up, much like a nightcrawler would be. Interesting stuff!
On another note, I have heard that the action has picked up on Gull over the past few days. So hopefully if you're hitting it again this weekend, you're having better luck.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988