R.O.C. (Radio Operator's Certificate)
A quick look at the surface temperature profile of Lake Erie suggested that our best bet this morning would be the Inner Bay. The Canadian side of the Lake was really cold from all those northwesterlies pushing the warm water to the other side. When we exited Turkey Point Harbour around 9:45 am water temps were 58 F. We headed west past EC10 and started fishing in 69-70 degree water. We trolled because the water was flat using Rapalas. In less than an hour we had our count but had released some of the larger fish. We wanted to keep a few today and the breeze had come up so we than switched to drift fishing with Gulp leeches, minnows and crayfish. The bass were only marginally interested in those and we drifted for two additional hours before we had 12 fish in the livewell. Beautiful day!