As a lot of you know, I've been trying to get into some bigger lakers. Fished from like 730-dusk. I wanted to get there at like 630 but the extra hour of sleep was nice. I was thinking that it would be getting better and better as we get closer to ice-on. A couple weeks ago I was killing it. Well, the last few times I've gone, if it wasn't for the browns, I'd be getting the stanky skunk. I fished up and down the entire reservoir. Found some good new spots for the spring. There wasn't any ice as of yesterday. I'll probably keep trying but it's been tough. I've timed it so that every time I go up, it's snowing. Even then, it's been very slow. I tried all kinds of lures but no luck. Threw the big stuff for a while, too. I blurred the lure out of respect for Fordo. It's not the exact lure he recommended but it's close. I actually had used both even before he mentioned them but I'm not trying to piss anyone off. You never know....