We finished the day by fishing a couple of hours at a nearby brookie lake but no hits. Our serenity was interrupted by a Bait Contractor dumping several minnow baskets all around the shore line. His motor likely sent the sensitive brookies hiding. Then again brookies are hard to predict. They are not like Rainbows that like to feed all the time (as do bass). It was puzzling not to see any rises to any of the boatman making quite a scene all over the surface. Surface temp 54F
I don't mind them taking minnows out of this particular lake because there are almost too many. They would eat all of the food if left unchecked. However with the VHS virus throughout the area, it is astonishing that OMNR doesn't follow the lead of Quebec and ban all live bait fishing.