I put 7 more pike in the boat today bringing me to 153 for the year. Spinnerbaits did the trick along with a big hammer swim bait behind a chatter bait blade. FYI all fish were caught in water temps of 73 degrees and higher. Warmest was caught at 76 degrees. Don't be scared to fish that warm water. They're still in there, you just gotta make em bite.
Got a few more Pike tonite, the bite was really tuff. I had 4 bites from pike and landed 2, my big fish was 8.5 lbs. Chris had 3 bites and landed 1 but it was a new PB for him at 8.2 lbs. . Tim had a fish on but didn't land it. We saw hundreds of Small mouth there, (and a few pike). The Smallies were not interested in any of the moving baits, so Chris tied on a Sink-N-Fool and got 1. I had a big LM on a spinnerbait that threw the hook that was how the trip went. With these 2 puts me at 56 for the year. Water temps were 80 deg. so I can't figure out why the smallies or pike would still be in there.