Re: Slow start
This time of year, most of my time is spent trolling the shoreline, mostly plugs. One, because I've become a lazy fisherman in my old age, and two, it produces. At one time, the smallmouth bite was crazy (30-40 fish days) but the last 5 or so years this dropped way off. Luckily the near shore walleye bite the last few years has made up for the difference. This May, the bite has been tough. Last Sunday we caught 1 bass, 1 walleye (6 lb), and 2 sheep, and that was one of our better days.
I blame it on the crazy weather, although I'm not good at adapting to changing conditions. Erie will spoil you.