I went out in the late afternoon and the water temperature was 69 degrees and the wind was coming from the north at about 10 miles per hour. About 5-Pm the wind layed and the fish started biting. I caught some bluegill and crappie on the first brush pile and crappie and white bass on the next one. The big white bass have not moved in yet but one crappie was very large. I was using a 1/4 ounce Bink's spoon in 30-feet of water part way back in the creek. Joe Cebula reports he also was fishing brush and caught some bass, crappie and a walleye and was using his crappie rod with 6-lb. test and also using a 1/4 ounce Bink's spoon when he got hit hard and landed an 8-lb. Striper. Crappie rock is just now showing and there are fish all over it. The hard work putting in brush piles is now paying off. I wish more people would do it instead of camping on mine. I put them in for Blackburns customers and always put in a few new ones to give them advantage. This is a good time of year and the lake is in excellent condition and still dropping. The clarity is just right. Divers in cabin #10 report the visibility was just fair but they speared some nice fish but not a lot. I have been unable to dive for a few weeks but should be ready for next spring. Just had to start pole fishing a little earlier. We will let you know when the night bite for stripers starts so get those suspending stick baits running true and make sure the boat lights are working. Business has been good with most all cabins being full this month so far. People are taking advantage of our low winter rates and free boat stalls.