The mistake I made was telling my regular clients to wait until May 1 to come for a jerkbait bonanza. Normally that is a good date to start. We are now on our third week of consistent catches. It is very good even though it changes a little from one day to the next.
A noteworthy catch was Saturday, April 22 when the best five weighed in at 24.82 (anchored by a 5.92). Half-day catches are regularly between 20 and 30 keepers. Today (April 24) there were 22 keepers in less that 3 hours. We have three Traverse City area lakes producing at this time.
Forget what I said about May 1–get here now.