Oct 19, 2004. Lake to myself (nearly), spent most of the afternoon searching for walleye with absolutely no luck. All but gave up on fishing that day when I saw some baitfish being worked near shore. Pulled in little closer and started casting a shallow crank bait. Nice smallmouth on second cast. A few casts later, a nice largemouth. Then it shut down again. Oh well, sure was peaceful out there. Sure wish I could figure out the walleye in that lake...they just don't seem to respond to the typical fall fishing tactics.