Wow, what a change in just a short period of time. The wind came up and blew out of the southwest and the lake rocked and rolled. This is great walleye water, but there was no cloud cover and old sol put the burn on us.
Pam did not want to get out in the wind and sun. It was not so much the wind as the sun was really bright and high even though we were on the lake by 7:30. The temp when I got up was hitting 75, and scheduled to move into the 90s by noon. We started it right off picking up fish using a jig and a minnow. That is the good news, but the fish we caught were all shorts. A short is less than 15 inches and all we were catching were the shorties. They were acting a little more hungry this morning. Hopes were high.
We had started the same location as the day before but the fish were of no size. It was beyond the term as a shorty. Some of these fish would have made great bait. At least they hit hard and rather than calmly tightening the line and wait for a little wiggle before hook setting.
Let your electronics be your guide was once told to me by an old walleye fisherman and we had all that you could get. All that was left was to throw out the depth charges. South Dakota does not allow fishing with TNT.
We moved to another location. It looked like we were going to hunt the walleye rather than fish for them. At a new location, we got nothing and moved again. What is interesting we continually graphed fish in the lower depth. We were fishing in a range of 20 to 25 feet in depth.