My first boat outing of 2012 was a complete bust. I took Ken and Brian out on The Boat to do some cold water jigging for lake trout. While a had a hell of a time fishing and talking to Ken and Brian, the catching was quite poor.
Never got a bite even though I was marking fish on the bottom pretty regularly in 65 feet of water. The wind was blowing about 10 to 15mph out of the southwest and I could not stay on top of the fish. The water temp was 41.8 from surface to 80feet when we checked with a Fish Hawk.
The only excitement fish-wise, Brian had something on near the mouth of Ranger Cove in about 45 feet of water but lost it after a few seconds, mostly because we were all too busy bullsh*ting for him to get a good hookset. Gah!
We then flat line trolled little chrome Hildebrandt spoons and also caught nothing but a sunburn on my nose! Oh well.