Launch Location - Fenwick Marina - Oak Harbor, OH
Left the dock as the sun was coming up. Awesome sunrise. That view alone made the trip! Ran around 9 miles and set lines. Best bite was first thing this morning. It slowed down around 9am in the area we were fishing. Rapala J-7s RULED the day. 90% of our fish came on them. We tried everything in the box today and we couldn't get any other program going besides the J-7s. Size 0 Dipsy Divers on 3 settings 45-55 back and Size 1 Tadpoles behind boards 35-55 back were our best programs. Both divers pulling the J7s. Bandits caught a few keepers at 50 back. Couldn't get anything else to fire. Got a few doubles but otherwise we had a slow pick off and on. Caught 20 shorts, countless white perch and 4 YELLOW PERCH while trolling Didn't have minnows with us, but if we did, we would have dropped perch rigs in that area for sure. Good sign for perch season! Water cooled off and was down to 77 degrees. Speed was slower today. 2.4-2.6mph. Water clarity was great. Sporadic minor spots of algae blooms but nothing major. Floating weeds were an issue off/on but not terrible. SE wind was kicking up as the afternoon approached and we got our fish and headed in.