Tried our luck on bald eagle yesterday after hearing the walleyes were biting. They were it was just too bad we didn't get one much over 12" long. We did get about a dozen though but no keepers. I had a 5 species day with a couple nice 8-9" sunnies some small crappies and walleyes some perch and even a northern that i thought was finally a nice eye, but no a hamerhandle instead. The highlight of the day was my friend had a nice eye on likly 25" or so. Got it close enough to see and we thought it got off the hook, but once he reeled in he found a very small and beat up walleye that the large one had spit once he saw the boat. Lots of other people there as usual. Fun day over all.
Best action was around the island about 5-10 feet off the main weedline. Fishing pretty much shut off at dark. Crappies were suspended in 25-30 but none where over 7" so we gave up on that. Walleyes were in with sunfish and perch and even got a crappie in the same spot so thats the first time I ever had 5 kinds of fish without moving the boat. leeches and minnows seemed to work about eqaully but go small if you go with leeches or the sunnys will steal it every time.
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