I was really dissapointed with the water level. Last year at this time i beleive it was at full pool. It looked like the boat ramp was just barely in the water (people were launching boats). You could still drive down the ramp and pull off the side and drive down the shore. I just hope there is enough snow to fill this thing up, otherwise its gonna be hurting this year. This picture doesnt do it justice, but i took this last october. The bottom red line is aprox water level yesterday, the top is a full lake (last march)
The only structure in the water is / are the trees (cemented in tires, not the piles of wood) straight out and slightly north of the boat ramp along the river channel (they are now covered). All the piles of wood are still out of the water. The pile of wood in the picture is now covered as well but not by much.
The good thing about yesterday is that i didnt have to change what i was using to catch the fish. I was using a small blue bodied twister with a white tail on a 1/16th ounce head. It was 2 inches long. For the trout (on the right side of the boat) i just cast it out and reeled it back like a spinner bait. The trout would crush it. For the crappie and bass (on the left side of the boat), i cast it out, let it sink for ~ 6-10 seconds) on a tight line and slowly work it back to the boat. The bits were hard to detect. Most of the time, the line started moving a different direction or i felt the weight of the fish.