This report is way late- sorry. I fished mid April in water about 45 degrees. I used a worm harness with slow death hook. Orange smile blade outfished green. I caught most fish around the island, but the split rock side of the lake was also good. Several big male fish about 5 lbs. Also nice sized hens. All fish are very healthy. Maneuvering around the current flow and staying in slow water near spawning territory was the key for me. Biggest fish was a 29 inch 10 lb female. That is my biggest at Rufus to date. I have pics but refuse to learn how to use the phone to transfer pics. Maybe later.