Arrived Thursday night to a calm and warm lake water temp 63. Set camp and prepared for morning. Friday started fishing around 8 am trolled around the horn plenty of healthy stripers lurking around caught 4 on the first pass trolling shad raps at 15 ft on downriggers and on flat lines 150 ft back. Went to striper city to see what it looked like gone, the lake ends there we found the river flowing strong against the south shore. Decided to troll anyways nothing, tried bottom bouncers for walleyes nothing. We headed back towards the horn around noon. Decided to try bottom bouncers on the horn good call we caught 25 walleyes in no time. We fished orange with gold Colorado blade and white and chartreuse with chartreuse blade.
Wind was calm so it was easy to control boat. Most fish were in 6-20 ft of water. We were directly on the horn you can see the rock is different there it is old riverbottom exposed and was holding good walleye. Saturday wind was up so we decided to stay by camp. We camped by blue notch. In the back of our bay there was a small island so we decided to bottom bounce it. We picked up another 12 walleyes in a couple of hours. Wind was tough on this day so boat control was made more difficult. Wind died a little in afternoon so we headed back to the horn tough to stay on them but lots of walleyes to be caught picked up another dozen or so with an occasional striper.
Going to the bottom bouncers and crawlers almost eliminated stripers from our catch which was nice. Sunday was windy and cold with rain and hail but it did not affect our fish we fished the same 2 areas with the same results. We tried to keep our speed between .7 and 1 mph which was not always easy. When wind was to great we trolled and caught plenty of stripers and a few walleyes we trolled SR9 shad raps in black and white at 1.5 to 2.5 and couldn't keep the stripers off our line. Our main trolling line was on the horn north side from the horn buoy towards 4 mile, the closer to the wall the better. Overall more than 50 walleyes hit the fillet board and maybe a dozen stripers I usually don't fillet stripers if there are walleye to fillet.
Thanks to everyone who posted leading up to our trip it helped us to decide where and what to do. Hope this helps tight lines to all.