Do you love big bluegill?
On a large clear natural lake in Southeastern Wi.... friends and I contacted large concentrations of nice sized gills suspending deep over the abyss.Using 1/5-1/4 oz modified spoons tipped with waxies, we cohersed dozens of nice gills to attack our offerings.......we counted our spoons down to the active layer in 22-25 ft before starting our retrieve.
Bob I fished you're lake most of this summer including the Conditions you mentioned. I found a silver cast master in 3/16 oz. to be a super star under those flat conditions.My wife and grand daughter caught fish but the castmaster put 2/3 of them in the well on several trips. A 4/5 oz pimple in siver crushed ice was a close second. I was using a 15-20 count and just kept the trolling motor on low to cover new water.I tiped my spoons with waxes. Hope this helps. The fish I was targeting were 15-20 foot down in 35-40 fow.Under cloudy or windy conditions these baits still work but I have been leaning twards shades of orange or blue.
Steve from Milwaukee.
Steve, Bob Davis here. Wish I had known you were hitting the "Rock" this past summer. Would have made a strong effort to meet you at the "North End" Park just to shake hands and possibly hit the water some. I will be retiring in Jan. of next year and plan to spend a lot of my free time back out there again, both on the ice and when the water opens up again. Maybe we can get together anytime you're in the area. Sincerely, Bob