Yep, they sprayed the pads alright! Makes you scratch your head??
Started out fishing pads and pad edges with frogs, buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, and floating rapala's, not a bump, didn't even spook one!
Fished all the docks and only caught one dink. While motoring across the lake I noticed the thermocline was setting up between 18-22 feet, so out came the deep diving crankbaits, texas rigged worms, and 1/2oz jigs. I worked drop offs right in that range, and a couple humps in that range as well, still nothing.
I was going to bail but decided to fish the piling point one more time before taking off. I cut off the floating rapala and tied on a carolina rig with a 7" Power Worm in green pumpkin on about a 2 foot leader.
I positioned the boat in 20' and casted up into the pilings (apprx 12'), let it sink and would sweep the rod tip back level about 2'. I felt a fish pick it up so I reeled down and set the hook...it was a good one in the middle of the pilings and I only had 8lb test on that rod!! I didn't want to force him and snap him off and he came unhooked! (better that than him swimming around with a hook and worm in his face) I switched that rig over to a casting rod with 20lb test so I could wrestle them out of the pilings! I casted back in and caught a 4lber!
I circled this area 5 times!! It was an area about 30 feet by 30 feet, I hooked four more but lost them all....hook was sharp....line was good, I think I was just waiting a shade too long to pop them.
I did move around the lake trying the same technique in other areas but couldn't repeat the results?
Gonna try and post the pic, but I am at work, and it may not work??