I took the day off yesterday but was back on the water this morning. I fished alone and scouted out some new water on another lake .Air temps were in the 80’s and water temps were upper 60’s by the day’s end. The winds were howling from the S/SW at 15 to 20 MPH with gusts upwards of 30. Memphemagog would have been a rough one today! Plenty of large smallmouth in the 3 to 5 pound range were caught & released once more on the usual baits. Fin-S rigged jigs in the 1/8 ounce size were the most productive. Depths of 8 to 12 feet of water were the zones that I concentrated on, as the deeper fish were not very cooperative. Some of the males are starting to protect the nests, but the females haven’t spawned quite yet. Close to 50 bass were caught today!