The water's down a little this year, but there's plenty at the launch ramp, so no problem there. Watch out for the rocks around the point on the launch ramp cove. Best, right now, to circle around the bulrushes and head North on the lake between them and Cigar Island.
There were about 10 boats out today, and I didn't see a lot of action, other than some small crappies, which seem to be in the deeper weedbeds.
I was out for bass and northerns, and didn't have much luck until about noon. I found them in the submerged weeds outside of lily pad fields (I won't say which ones). Bass to 1.5 lb, today, and northerns from 18" to 28". Half a dozen of each in about half an hour, so fishing was hot for awhile. A small, triple-willow chartreuse and white spinnerbait seemed to be what they wanted.
I talked to some returning anglers at the ramp. It looks like I'm the only one who found the bass and northers.
Once the lake warms up a little more, things should pick up. The low water level, though, may require branching out a bit from the normal hot spots, which may be pretty shallow.
Lots of baitfish dimpling the water right now in 3-5 feet of water over the weeds. That's a good sign.
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