Work was slow so the boss sent me home for the rest of the week. I took advantage of it to hit the lake for the first time since Labor Day week when I was last layed off. Dense fog kept me from going far at daybreak but actually ended up working in my favor. I trolled 30 to 35 feet of water where I'd marked white bass schools starting out with frozen gizzard shad. I added fresh bass fillet later. The biggest fish seemed to like it. With that and a jigging spoon the grand total was 4 bass, 3 stripers, about a dozen white perch and 10 cats. The three biggest was 13, 31, and 34lbs. I think I can deal a case of the "layoff blues" like that!