Hit another small, shallow lake in Southern Minnesota with my kids and nephew. Kept it as simple as possible with that wind blowing a strong 25, maybe 30mph. It was a bugger for boat control.
The only real option was to fish the southerly shore weed edge. Not the greatest place to be on this lake, but it worked out fine. Put 1/8oz jigs on the kids lines and used crawler chunks pitching to the weed edge in 4fow. We got 11 walleyes from 13″ to 21.5″, kept 6 for a family “fish stix” gathering this Saturday evening and let the rest go.
Kids also caught a few sheepies, lost a nice bass on the jump and a nice pike boatside. Lost a few other walleyes as well. Ran out of crawlers, so I put on white crappie sized twister tails (hooked thru like a minnow) and that worked pretty well too.
Pretty fun day for the kids despite the difficulty fishing in the big wind. Water surface temps have hit 70 and the bite is still strong. Weeds are reaching their prime and will be pretty good for another 2-4 weeks before they start dying off depending on which lake you hit.
Tight lines all!