Merrill was good to me today. Fished from 10:30 to 1:30. Cloudy, then some partial sun, then wind and rain till I got too cold and left for home. Caught fish only at North end…….had 18 or so bites, 8 Fish to hand , 1/2 cuts, 1/2 trips ......no browns but I did not fish deep. Biggest was a fat 18" fish so they are eating well this fall. Eagle tried to get a couple fish. Took a while to find fish and what retrieve they wanted but then it was steady. Water was pretty high....one other canoe on lake.