May 31st, 2009, I asked a “fishing buddy” to join me in pursuit of Pike, just before the closing of the season on June 1st, 2009 in the area. We decided to launch our boat and planned on fishing up to and including the last breakwall “before it open’s up to the main lake”. We asked a couple of anglers who had just returned from being out on the main lake how they made out and they said very well, until the waves blew them off the water! They had an impressive catch of BIG JUMBO perch. They were advising that we not try and get out to the main lake ( we replied we planned to fish in and around the marina area only on account of the very strong winds ).
The water was very stirred up on account of the wind with near zero visibility. We did see on occasion that schools of minnows were present, and witnessed numerous fish rising to the surface to eat the minnows that were present.
We fished for several hours, casting and slow trolling Husky Jerks, spoons, as well as some spinner baits and only managed to boat 1 pike each. Near, 5:00 PM we managed to get the boat out past the first breakwall from the Marina and fished for only 20 minutes with no luck before we headed to the boat launch to end our day. We did spot, a very large pike cruising – however when we cast to the Pike we were unable to generate any interest before the fish moved away from us.