Put boat in water around 10:30, overcast and light sprinkles.
Went up river 4-7 miles, and saw drillers and casters along the shoreline.
Saw several fish caught by casters during the day, and caught plenty of 12-18 inch trout. did catch one around 3 pounds, but didn't keep any trout today. all were lip hooked so were shook off in the water. we did however keep 11 yellow perch that were large enough to fillet, and caught several more that weren't. We were off the water around sundown.
I experimented with "Circle hooks today, and was surprised by the results.
I rigged a #8 "Circle" hook like I was going to "Bait" fish, Slip sinker and around 24 inches of leader. On this I put a small rubber/plastic grub/nymph imitation lure in dark color. This I fished on bottom and through the weeds. Got 4 bites and was able to hook-up with 3 of those. When I detected a bite, I would give the fish line and then apply pressure (not set the hook) and the fish would set the hook. ALL 3 of the fish were lip hooked in the corner of the mouth. WHICH is why I was trying the "Circle" hooks in the first place. Even though the fish had time to swallow the hook, it was still lip hooked. I see "Some" bait fishermen who Can't OR Won't keep the bait caught fish they catch, and will "Dig hooks out of the trout's gullet then toss the fish back in. Or the line will be cut and the fish will swim off with a hook in the gullet. I know it is better to cut the hook rather than "Dig" the hook out, but the point is IF you are going to use bait, then abide by the regs and keep those that are caught as part of the Daily limit. Sorry for the venting, but My two cents worth.
Another good day on the water.
Tight lines everyone
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