April 25 opener

Water temps (42-47) and air temps were cool.  Didn't get out early - figured the best bite would be after the water warmed.  Walleyes were pretty scattered.  My guess is that after the spawn on Houghton things scatter and the fish don't school up again for a couple weeks.  But the fish we found, choked the bait.  We only caught 7 legals. We caught a ton of smallmouth bass.  We caught one nice pike at 32".The surprising thing for us was that we didn't boat a crappie the whole time we fished.  All fish caught on jigs. 

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