I fished Mitchell Lake in Waterloo again yesterday. I started fishing at about 3:30pm with a dozen 6"-7" minnows. The wind was blowing irregularly and more or less out of the northwest so I was unable to follow my favored drift paths. After some recent experiences with thermoclines turning my baits into popsicles I avoided any drifts over water in excess of 25', more or less successfully. Now that I have a sonar on the 'yak I have much better awareness of this. I was pretty consistently marking fish on the bottom in a large area about 13.5' deep, especially around areas with dropoffs, humps, or near shore where the water got shallower. I landed my first fish about an hour after I started fishing (~4:30p), it was a dismal ~1.5lbs. Just as the sun was going down I landed a much nicer channel at ~7lbs. I had made plans to go out and have a beer with a friend and as I was pulling in my first line I got a solid, fast hit on my other line. After a good fight I landed a ~9lb channel. Good fishing all told. Today I think I'm going to go take a look at the Cedar River by the Icehouse Museum in Cedar Falls. If I feel comfortable launching the kayak down there I'm gonna give a shot down where Snag Creek empties into the Cedar. If that doesn't seem cool I'm going back to Mitchell. Dave.