I remember a day like that Brian (not at Cass but up in Traverse) where I was getting a ton of followers but no takers. I ended up tying on a plastic craw and figured I'd slow down a bit and let the fish make up their minds. Well after about the 4th fish coming up to the bait and swimming away without even a nibble, I started reeling in the bait as fast as I could (a bit frustrated ) and wouldn't you know it, that forth fish came rushing after it? Next cast, I let the craw settle, gave one big Jerk and got the attention of another one. This time as the fish started coming up to look at the bait I gave it another good jerk (by good jerk I'm talking 15' or more) and boom...there was my pattern. I thought the water was a bit cold, but hey, you gotta let the fish tell you what they want...
Didn't see you out there...were you fishing South of the freeway again? I ended up fishing the stumps for a while and had two dinks and a solid 18 inch largemouth. Moved from there to the East side of the deep water to fish the shoreline and ended up getting 5 fish in 10 minutes: 3 smallies (one FAT 18 incher and 2 smaller males) and two walleye. I went over one spot in 10 feet of water and my graph went CRAZY. I'm gonna try going back in the next day or so to see if they are still there. See you out there...
I know the fish are up on the flats, the water is just too murky to see anything. I've had a number of fish "bump" my baits the last few times I've been out which I'm either guessing means they 1) aren't hungry, 2) hungry but I'm using the wrong bait/size/color or 3) simply bumping my baits off/away from their nests (but I can't see if they are even nesting, so this is just a guess). The water temp back on the stump flat was 62-64, so if they aren't nesting, they are VERY close. I'm gonna try to get out there thurs. or fri night. I doubt I'll make it out this weekend.
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