Got a bad feeling when I felt a warm wind blowing off the lake when I arrived at LaSalle about 5pm earlier this evening. My suspicions were correct when I measured water temps at 70! I'm not sure why water temps rose 13 degrees in a week, it hasn't been that warm out lately. They must have been generating and pushing a lot of water through the plant this week. I gave it a go for two hours anyways but came up empty as I expected. I probably need to invest in a big cat rod and have a catfishing back up plan for future trips. This may be my last trip to LaSalle this year unless I see some reports of cooler water temps. At least Heidecke should start turning on soon.
Weather: Partly cloudy, ENE wind 15-20mph, upper 40's.
Water Temp: 70