So now to the Saturday report:
I launched off Cisco Beach at 8:00am in a light rain, very overcast, and breeze out of the north, but no whitecaps. Started trolling within a 1/2 mile of the boat ramp in 17' of water (I am not going to reveal my exact location). I caught notta. Then I moved into 12'....notta again. I then moved into 8' and BINGO!!! The fish are in shallow and were aggressive. Too bad the wind was blowing right out of the north. It made boat control very tough to stay on the depth. I tangled lines a couple of times, but boated 3 lakers in spite of it! One was 7lb, one 9lb, and one about 16lb. The biggest was caught in only 6 feet of water. I got blowed off the lake at that point and had a hellofa time putting my boat on the trailer. I think I could of really put a hurt on them if the wind wasn't so strong. Naturally this afternoon it calmed down and the sun even came out.
This has been a crazy week for me at Bear Lake. I fished on Monday 10/8 and tore them up off the marina in about 15 feet of water. I then fished Friday 10/12, again off the marina in the same depth. It was much slower, but we still boated 2 fish and lost another. Anyway, the reports I have seen on BFT have been saying it is slow for the jiggers on the rockpile. I say when they are hitting for the trollers, then TROLL.....don't jig! Try something new. It goes both ways too. If the jiggers are doing better, then shut off the trolling motor and start jigging. Try different techniques. The fishing is good, but you gotta be willing to try different things.
"Hey, I catcha nudda crisco"