In before the wind at Lindon. Wanted to hit Lincoln Beach but the weather forecrash was not too encouraging. Figured I might be able to get in a quick trip at Lindon. Figured right.
On the water about sixish. Motored slowly over to the inside of the west dike while getting rigged. First cast got bit...a small crappie. Second cast was a small whitie. Skunk repellent quick.
Moved along casting into shore with tandem plastic rig...hoping for a walleye but settling for another crappie and a few more whities. No walleyes around the points either. Flipped a mental coin to see which way I would go outside the harbor. North won. Headed to the mouth of battle creek.
TubeBabe couldn't make it today. I told her "I won't be going after cats today and won't keep any if I catch them." Shoulda said walleyes. Caught quite a few cats...the first half dozen on small plastic jigs around the reeds and in the old creek channel.
Couldn't find any concentrations of decent sized whities and the lake was still pretty calm. So I motored on down to the bubbleup. Not much showing on sonar. Found a few and got a few to bite on plastics. The usual suspects. Whitieville.
Never really got into them but had enough bites to keep it interesting. No walleyes. Rigged up my bait rod with a minnow and started dragging it off to one side while I pitched plastics on the other rod. Silly catfish didn't like me multitasking and kept whacking the minnows just as I would make a long cast with the jigs. Rassled in about a half dozen up to 24" before I put up the bait rod. No walleyes.
About 10 am the forecast south breezes started tuning up. When it went from choppy to bumpy I headed my tube back to the harbor. Never did really get serious though. But I have been out there when it did. Better to err on the side of caution.
Picked up a few more whities going back into the harbor. Looks like they might be taking up residence inside now. But didn't see any of the bank tanglers drag anything out.
Water temp was just over 65 at launch...my first "wet" tubing trip this year. Warmed up to about 68 as I nosed into the ramp at noon. Air temp was already 80 and still rising. Let's see what the next storms do to conditions.
Caught a couple of crappie, about a dozen cats and a few more than that on whities. Only kept a half dozen whities for some scampi and noodles. Got mine. Wind was just starting to pick up as I headed home. Right on.
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