I fished the area above the Boathouse today from shore. I was on the water from 10:45-1:30.
The river was down (3.75 feet at the Little Falls USGS gauge), and the water relatively clear, with 2 1/2 feet of visibility.
It was very clear, bright and sunny. A strong tide was coming in, the river level came up over a foot while I was there.
Herring were flipping and splashing raucously all over the river.
Just when you think that you thinks figured out (getting cocky and overconfident).............
I started with my "usual" double chartreuse dart rig, didn't do very well, and tried all manner of color and size combos, trying to see what would work best.
I finally hit on a combo of a 1/8 oz. White and Pink Dart on the dropper and a size 12 Tony spoon on the trailer, 28" back. Almost all of the fish hit the spoon.
An unusual combo for sure.
The fish were hitting very shallow, like at 2 feet and you could quite often see the strike.
It's odd how a fish with a jaw that opens downwards can get hooked in the center of the lower jaw with a lure that has the hook pointing upward. This is because they roll as they strike-very visible today.
Oh, yeah, I caught about 20-25 while I was there. Mostly small bucks, and several herring. Maybe two females, but nothing like two weeks ago.