We headed out Wed. afternoon, planning on going to Last chance.
We arrived, in Powell canyon to calm, within a hour it started to blow, we knew the forecast was wind
so we secured the boat to shore and relaxed.
Thurs. morning it was game on for wind, I'd guess sustained 20-30 and gusts 50+.
We stayed in place and fished for bass, the 2 of us caught 4 smallies, between gusts that you could stand up in.
We were beached towards the end of the canyon in hopes of a little protection but when it blows, there is no such place.
There was a full moon all night and the winds calmed down to a breeze Friday morning.
We had good reports from mm25 and the "rockcreeks", we opted to hit the end of Last chance first.
Water temp there was an amazing 50.1, we decided to go for big or go home, more Winter type conditions.
Broke out the deep divers and started trolling, no luck for the first half hour then I hauled in a 4.5 lb, hmm
Kept trolling and started finding schools and picking up fish on most passes. Water depth was around 35-40' and our 3 divers were running 16'/18'/and 27'.
We caught fish on all these baits but the Yozuri seemed to win out in the end.
After fileting 23 fish, we headed up to Middle Rock, we dropped deep divers again and in the first 7 minutes, had 2 very nice fish.
We trolled a loop and eventually caught 10 healthy stripers from 3.5-5.5 lbs.( I lost a REAL nice one but things happen).
Next morning, caught 2 quick ones again in Middle Rock, but successive passes came up empty.
Headed to Dry Rock, made several passes--no fish, 2 other boats showed up and it was too crowded for us.
Went to Main Rock, dropped deep divers and again got into them quickly, ended up with 6, one spooned in(fish were overall not very responsive to spoons)
Decided to go back to last chance for the evening/morning offering, caught 1 in the evening and none in the morning.
Headed to mm25 on the way out, dropped 2 Lucky craft pointers, within a minute we had a double, kept trolling and caught 8 total.
Fun trip, had a little of everything and that was what we planned and were prepared for.