Correct, I want to say Nov 15th is when they start the winter draw down.
2019 11 02
as of this morning, levels were down a bit again. now is time to stay between the navigational buoys when 'on pad'. this is going to get the weed beds breaking up in a hurry. BUT give us some windblown pockets with it piled in. not only frogging, but punching might be the ticket.
water temps were low 60's main lake and mid-60's in backs of creeks/bays.
quite a bit of rain locally last week. but they've been spilling 40K cfs for a bit now, so it's coming down.
out this morning, but got a late start. working a 3.8 swimbait and getting nips, but they were just grabbing the tail. a few that turned away at the boat.
managed one short.
had a HEAVY fish hit on a mainlake bank. little more current. likely a drum or blue.
guys are reporting them on topwater. lipless. swimbaits. silver buddies.