Lots of crazy boaters on the Whitefish Chain this weekend. Normally we won't even attempt to fish on Saturday or Sunday because of the idiots that run full throttle a mere 20 yds away. However, today we snuck out to the east end of Little Pine for a little casting for Northerns. Caught a couple of little snakes in 3 ft. of water. Moved to 6-8 ft., caught two more, slightly bigger. Got into 10-12ft. of water, and caught a few more a little bigger yet, but nothing of any real size. Saw many fish down around 16-18ft. We were primarily using double bladed spinners, chartreuse, all orange, and all black with a Mister Twister on the hooks. All in all caught around 8 or 9 Northerns, no real size to speak of, but at least some fish were caught during the two hours that the lake had quieted down a bit between noon and 2PM.
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