Doesn't look like any warm-ish water will be around, for me, again this year. The Lakers and the Whitefish probably made their babies and went back out, methinks. The Jack Cohos already stole all the bait they could and now they hear it's fun to watch all those surfers down in New Buffalo. Where are the last crazys still waiting for groundwater flows to turn on the bat signal? Where their Chinook cousins come from and where the Chinook go, nobody knows. Everyone has heard of that one guy that caught that one Chinook that one time in that one spot on that one day on the calendar that no one else expects (plus I read the story of Pacific "Spring Chinook" recently that hide out in Chinook DNA somewhere). I will try dumb fishing things that everyone says won't work because sometimes I want to prove them right, I guess. But I'm not going to worry about one-off stories when I can go see if any stream Trout swam through the culvert into "No Type" water (doubtful, but ?), or just fish some extended season streams. 3 out of 4 Steelhead (some strains, at least) agree: they like to watch the boat parade in the rivers starting - last month. My local water has been 45 degrees on my thermometer, 46 on the NOAA map. Checked a little teeny tiny Lake tributary trickle, was 42 degrees already. About 8 well aged spawn bags left to wash that I see no need to freeze so tomorrow I might break my no sunny day pledge and use them up, though am not optimistic on that. Found a nice spot where I can easily throw over the bar but also not optimistic that will be empty tomorrow; wasn't today. Totally not sure if fishing a seemingly obvious rip current break in that bar right adjacent would be as good, better, or worse than trying to reach the trough beyond. Or could try the little teeny tiny trib trickle again. Or, maybe a final fond farewell to my pier for the year. Might just roll a dice in the morning to decide on the 3 options but definitely don't plan on touring them all. What water conditions lead you to put away the pyramids? Or is it worth fishing all the way to "pack ice" if a local Steelhead variety prefers Lake winters... do they?