Fished Rathbun this weekend for the first time ever. Fella at the bait shop in Rathbun said “Yeah, they’re catching fish, just look for the boats.”
Of course, we were the only boat on the entire lake as far as I could tell. We did see one other boat on Sunday, which led to a lot of “Hey, we found ‘THE boat'” talk. Near as we can tell, there are exactly three fish in the entire lake (two crappies and one sheepshead). Ran into the DNR when we got off the lake and were driving below the spillway, he said it’s usually lousy until about Memorial day, which explains a lot.