Water clarity, best I have seen. I bet there was 20 feet of visability. Looked like you were floating on air most of the time. Water was up to about 60 degrees. I saw one spot that hit 63.
Now for the REAL NEWS!!! Fish..... Didn't see a fish all day, until the last HOUR of the tournament. Saw 6 different muskies in that hour!!! The smallest was likely about 18" and the largest was pushing low to mid 40's. ALL of them were under the Trestle. Chuck/Chris and Eddie/ Myself chased those fish from side to side for the better part of 1/2 an hour. Drop anything in front of them, and they just shrugged you off and moved on the opposite side. All but the 40"+ stayed in the pilings, until one made the fatal mistake to come out on MY side of the boat. I dropped my Mepps Giant Killer in front of him and for whatever reason this time he took it! With 15 minutes to spare, we took pictures and headed back to Tiffany's to end the tournament!!! He/she (didn't look) was nothing to write home about, spare one thing..... She won the tournament for us.
Upon returning to Tiffany's, and AFTER the tournament had ended, someone spotted a tiger sitting not 10 feet from shore, next to the docks! She was maybe a 38" fish, sitting in about 1' of water sunning and digesting. Chuck threw a very large Bulldog looking lure at her, and hit her on the head. She just swam off!
I stayed the night and went out again today. I saw 4 different muskies, and chased them all over till they sunk into the deep. On the way back in to the State Park, I decided to cast out the island. On the west side, my Mepps Muskie Killer just hit the water, and instantly the water exploded! Into the net came a nice 43"x 18.5" fish! I saw two more muskies after that (2 of 4 total I saw for the day).
Chris Gade's son, Gage was casting off the dock at Tiffany's this morning, and landed a 41" fish! Way to go Gage!!!! I think Gage is only about 8-9 years old? What a way to start the day!
I'll post some pictures shortly after I post a report and get the links.....