Was out yesterday with my Dad. We worked hard for a few keepers. Caught about 15 fish, both walleye and sauger, with 3 keeper-sized. We got a 15, 16.5, and a 17. Lots of 13-14's. All three of our keepers were fat males. Two of three keepers were put in the boat pulling floaters tipped with minnows in 20-24 FOW with a speed of .5-.75mph on the graph. Floater bite was better in the morning, and tapered off around 11am. We pulled cranks from about noon until 1:30 and picked up the last keeper and a handful more shorts. Same area, 20-24 FOW, with a speed of 1.3-1.5 on the graph. Bite has seemed to go that way lately. Floaters in the morning, and cranks in the afternoon. Lots of guys jigging, also, and we saw them catch fish just as sporadically as we were. All three presentations produced about the same, IMO. Nothing hot and heavy like the tournaments the past couple weekends, though. We'd make a pass, pull a fish, run back up and make a pass or two without one, then nail one again. Very, very sporadic. All our fish came in 20-24 FOW. Everyone out there said the same thing, it was a tough day/bite.
Water temps dropped a lot over the last week of cold weather, and snow melt-off, which slowed the bite down, IMO. I think it was about 48 degrees, but I never really looked at the temp, for whatever reason. I normally always do! I seem to remember the graph saying 48, though, when paying attention to my speeds when trolling. With the warmer weather forecast this week, the bite should pick up again for the weekend.
No pics, though. Was too tired/lazy to take any.