Rob. You should try what I did when I went last Saturday. A small orange Ratso (which can be found with the ice jigs) under a very small slip bobber about seven feet down tipped with a tiny piece of cocktail shrimp. The fish I were catching weren't hitting very hard and were not out very far either and very persistent. Try south of the southern most parking lot and don't be afraid to walk. This is all they wanted to bite when I went. I tried the same jig in blue, glow, and pink and they didn't want it. I have been to Gross about six times this year and last week was the only time that I have caught fish but all the others I fished strictly for muskie. Good Luck.