Excellent Post Nightcrawler, and NO there is no such thing as too much info when it comes to a fishing report. The crickhoppers are a hot commodity at those gaybass lakes, but Im not sure what you mean by a south bend filled spin float :?: , but im sure we will do good up there, we usually do! Thank you!!
The spin float basically looks like a clear bobber and you fill it with water so it sinks to the bottom while allowing the hook and bait to float. Walmart carries the South Bend brand. You guys will do great! Take a sweatshirt and some rain gear!
I love/hate this lake. Our family owned a cabin up there. There was a 100 year lease on the land. Apaches came in and said lease is void get out. Either take your cabin or it's ours. Was really a bad deal. We left the A frame up there. havn't been back since.
I was up there three weeks ago. Trolling cowbells, but not the ones with the red keel up front. We used the smaller ones with the chrome keel. use a 24" leader to the hook (#6), and let 30-60 feet of line out behind the boat and troll slow. The setting on the minnkota was at #2 for trolling speed. The fish were in 15 feet of water. The water depth was 30 feet deep. we trolled between the north shoreline and the little island out in the middle. get on the water by 8am and you'll limit out by 11am. I hooked a really nice GB and an osprey rained down on my poor fish and flew off with it. My cowbells too! I was reeling so fast but that stupid bird was flying at me and putting slack in my line. He then veered left, slack was gone, I yanked, and got my fish and lure back. The bird said, " what the @^*!"
I'm going to be in the area this weekend...Bunch of buddies and I will be renting Hurricane Lake for three days to drink beer, get out of the heat, and tell lies...I have a thought though, I wonder if drop-shotting with thin line and small plastics will work?