Jim Kahlenbeck with a nice striper caught last night. Sorry to see these boys go.
The lake level is now 553.73 and has dropped just a bit with one generator running most of the time. Last night the surface temperature hit 60 again but dropped a bit with the cool night. The water color is stained just right. I caught two walleye yesterday afternoon and put them in Tom Kelly's trophy pond. Tommy Smith is back turkey hunting mostly but caught some nice channel catfish on his trot line. Kahlenbecks and Bart Smith got some nice stripers last night and are leaving today. Sorry to see them go. They have been visiting here for several years both spring and fall and are good fishermen. Always glad to see them. We have a good group in now but usually do. The weather should be 68 degrees for a normal high and we have been struggling to get there most days and the water temperature has been slow rising all spring. Fishing has been steady but not the best. Some days they bite and some they do not but the night bite for stripers has been pretty consistent. It is usually over by now. The top water bite is slowly coming around but they quit biting shortly after sunrise. A good place to look for topwater early is Panther Creek. It is usually one of the first places to have them come up a lot. Call 1-800-635-0526 for reservations here at Blackburns. We will not charge you too much and you will be welcome. Things are in good shape here.