Spent the weekend with Tap out on the water and though the weather was crap, we did manage to have some fun on the 'eyes. Only 5 in the well and a lot of dinks in there, but enough to keep us occupied. Tap caught a smally that looked about 6 lbs... that was a hoot. Also caught a 23" that needed to be put back. I happened to hook into a 38" northern... very fat and heavy. Caught it on a plain hook with a leech and an ultra-lite with 6 lb test. Holy Crap! Broke the rod too...
I was able to get out on BSL for a couple hours each day that weekend.
I couldn't find the keepers, lots of small eyes (6-12") and one 18.5". Lots of snakes as well, snagged one nice crappie. I mostly moved around drifting / trolling. A couple guys next to me in a brown crestliner insisted on anchoring / slip bobbers in the same spot both days, they had #'s but all the ones I saw them pull up were small too.
I will be giving BSL another shot this coming weekend, hopefully 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