Just got back from opening house on Whitefish chain late last week. Water temps rising, but still low to mid 40's in Cross, Whitefish, Pig, and Trout lake. Couldn't hardly find any fish anywhere. Daggett and Little Pine temps were 49 to 51 degrees. Saw a fair amount of fish in the 6 to 18 ft. range in both lakes, with Little Pine holding the majority of fish. On Friday, the wind was from the west northwest and fish were stacked up along the eastern shore primarily in 8 to 16 ft of water at various depths. Trolled for 3 hours, dragging various raps, spinners, you name it in various colors. FINALLY a darker green Rap Tail Dancer proved to be the right color as we caught 5 northern on about 8 passes. I'm guessing most of the fish we were seeing were crappie, with the northern looking for a meal. Average size we caught was around 3 lbs. Conditions were partly cloudy winds around 15.
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