I took the first trip of the year to Wolford last weekend, water is pretty stained which is typical this time of year. Unfortunately we only got out one day due to the wind conditions. Saturday was nice, we kept 9 that were big enough to smoke/eat (seemed to be running a little small this year). We net released around 10 more that were in the 6-10 inch range. Lost about another dozen bringing them into the boat.
Only a couple were caught deeper (20-30 ft). The fish were all caught very shallow, suspended over deeper water. Most fish were caught between 8-15 feet.Since I found them so shallow, I stopped stacking my rods on the down rigger and I tried using my planer boards with a diving "Tadpole" to get the lure down to about 10. I hooked more on with the planer boards than the down riggers. Problem was, getting the boards in without losing the fish due to the weight and size of the boards.
All in all it was a good weekend. Kids had a ball catching them. Used the usual Pink or White Hoochie skirts with either a dodger or Kokabo flashers.