I took a drive to voyager to see what was going on. I took a couple of rods along, just in case. There are no locks open, so there's not a lot of current. Ice along shoreline out about 30'from voyager downstream. Water is fairly clean, I could see my jig about 2 1/2' down. I fished from the "Walleye Deck" from 4 to 6pm. I caught nothing. I saw 2 walleye and 4 or 5 whitefish snagged. Nothing "Caught".
There was about a dozen boats out. I didn't see any action from them, other than a snagged whitefish. I talked with several guys coming in; Pretty slow. Minnows worked early (7am). Most fish are small males, but there are some females being caught There is one dock in place at Foxpoint landing.
Personal Opinion: We need rain/snow so they open some locks, to get some current flowing. This area got about 1/2 of its normal snowfall this winter. I don't think "Up North" was any better. A good current works like a magnet, drawing the fish right up to the dam, otherwise, fish will be scattered all over the place. BUT, if they open one or two locks, that will generate current breaks, where the fish find it easier to hang out around.
At this point in the "Run", I think we're easily a week from things heating up. At that time I will be in my boat.
BTW; At 6pm there were probably 15/20 people fishing the island. On the deck area everyone was cordial. I didn't see any "Snagging Devices". The real problem is that at certain times of the run, that shoreline area is thick with fish and it's hard NOT to snag fish, Which is why they should have made that area part of the refuge. IMHO
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