I spent a lot of time on the lake this weekend. Saturday morning I started out with my son, hoping to get good action and some privacy on the NE inlet. There were schools of 6" fish swimming throughout the rip rap the whole time we were there, from ~8:30-11:30. I tried a couple of dry flies to get their attention (the hatch was fierce, buzzing around me) but they didn't care. They were hunting for something in the rocks nymphs, snails, something. I tried a couple of nymph flies with them but got little interest.
I set my boy up with a bobber, a worm and a cane pole. He has used it before and was anxious to try it. He hooked a ~6" smallmouth around 9AM. He switched back and forth later with a rooster tail spinner and bait, but didn't catch anything else.
I kept trying different lures, hoping to grab a predator that was on to the schools of fish I kept seeing. Kastmaster, artificial worms with spinners, high in the column, low, slow, fast, no luck. Would try again though.
Highlight of the day was the dancing loons, we saw them "dance" at least 6-7 times that morning.
6.3.2012 To figure out where the action was, me and little man grabbed our bikes and road around the lake in the morning. Met "Sarge" on the south dam, I could have sat next to him and chatted all morning. Very friendly, talking about the type of fish (lot of 10-11" trout, he caught a 5lb cat, seen a 6lb cat). As we got just north of the rock pier on the western bank we saw a guy pulling in something big, turned out to be a big channel catfish, roughly 22" and maybe 5lbs? He had a bobber and was fishing bait about 2' deep.
Got around to the south dam again, talked with Sarge and shared our siting of the big cat. He hooked up a ~10" trout while we were chatting, caught on small marshmellows he said, fishing on the bottom. Excellent guy, I hope to see him again there soon.
I had the bug after seeing that channel catfish, so I went back to the site around 7PM with a hot dog for bait. I got one good nibble around 8PM, but nothing else. Fished until 9PM. There were 3-4 people on the pier to my north, one guy pulled in ~6 trout while I was there. A couple more fisherman around me, and I could see about 6 people facing me on the rock pier. Someone would pull in a trout about every 5-10 minutes. Didn't see anything else. Loud talker on the pier kept talking about walleye, but I don't think anyone caught one (or I would have heard them talk about it).