We had a great time fishing Houghton Lake today. Started out at 7am in 8.5 FOW and caught our first walleye by 7:30am on a tip up setup with a small minnow. The morning action was good and we caught a few undersized fish and six pike before noon. We tried lots of setups and most of them caught fish today. Overall the best action was on small spoons and minnows jigged off of the bottom. I tried out the new Northland spoon in the morning and hooked two perch, one small pike, and zero walleye, so the testing will continue. The best fishing time for us was 12:40 - 1:30pm, during that time period we were very busy hooking fish. Mark had a great day fishing, but had his favorite jigging pole ripped out of his hand and pulled down the hole about an hour before dark. We will be out later this week and we'll be looking for the pike that is hooked to Marks fishing rod.