In my favorite cold water lake, the smallies have been finishing up spawning in the last couple weeks and the fishing seemed to get really tough all of the sudden. I've tried deep water, shallow water, shoals, drop offs, docks, rock piles, etc. with only a few fish to show for my last two outings. Before and during the spawn (generally not fishing over beds btw), fishing was really hot, then just shut down in the last couple weeks for me. I had assumed they would get more aggressive after coming off the beds, but I've read a couple articles that suggested they become lethargic for a few weeks afterwards. The lake level also rose about 5 feet in the past couple weeks, so maybe this has some influence in their behavior. Anyone else experience this during the post spawn period?