It's anyone's guess. I'll let you know next year how this fall went. However, this is how I think this season will pan out. The lake Michigan tribs will be phenominal this season. Last year was almost a non-event. The lake stayed cooler because of the colder winter and summer. There's lots of bait in the water and the fish are feasting. The fish I caught last year ran smaller (25 inches give or take) and I think most fish decided to stay in the lake another season. So now you'll have last year fish coming up with the fish from this year. Of course, a couple of good spates to get the water up will help as well.
You'll hear about 4 year cycles. '99 was great. We're in year 4 and last year was bad.
So is all of this wishful thinking? I'm a Lions fan and that is about as wishful as it gets.
You don't know if you don't go.