Put forth around 11:00 after the thaw. Paddled about a mile.
Tried the Long rod first and I had Sandies hitting a 7" long Bomber 16J. With the modest tailwind I was getting casts near 100 yards.
Switch to what worked last week, Bass Pro Kastmaster knockoff. On the 3rd cast:
Shortly thereafter one slightly better.
It was pretty good. Some times I would get a couple or 3 fish in a row but it wasn't really much work. Lots of hits and lots of fish. I had 14 fish by 1:30
I tried balloon drifting a dead Shad. This was the most excruciating drift. Went straight where I wanted it, just took about 2 hours to get there. In the mean time I just kept chunking Sandies in the cooler.
After 20 though it slowed down and I had to actually work at it a bit. Around 3:00 with the drift finally reaching its destination and no action I caught Sandie # 25. I was just a little bit cold and had had enough fun for the first fishing trip out in HYBRID.
Came home cleaned fish and called my friends to come get theirs.