Next morning we broke camp and headed back to meads and took the first island camp site. Set up a nice camp, and deep fried some walleye. Had a hour long down poor and then it quickly quite. We hit up the East side of lake and this is when I decided to try the Z2’s – have to admit great choice – bass hit them hard – used the pearl with silver flake and light grey top (forgot the real color name) Northern would not leave them alone. Canoe partner rigged up a 6” sinko in baby bass with a nil in the tail and tore them up. Went back to camp ate dinner and hit the only wind protected bay on the east side – next to Small Island and large rock to the north of bay. Same success – lots of smallies and pike. Wind dissipated and we hit top water. I tried the lucky 13 in frog color with no luck – presentation was lacking – canoe mate was hammering them on bone colored spook. I put on a red and white jitter bug and game on. Landed many smallmouths and could not keep small pike away. Had a blast! Best top water action in long long time. For the rest of the trip I only used Z2’s, sinko,s and jitterbug. We found most of our smallmouth in 10’ of water. Casted up shallow and fished baits back slowly. Best success was with a slow presentation. We picked up a few walleye on the sinko’s and Z2’s caught way to many little northern. I would like to think that some of my bite offs were from bigger northern. Biggest one boated was 24-26” other canoe did real well drifting west side of lake for walleye. Bounced a jig and leech or tub off bottom and caught many eyes. The kept 6 more for meals and released rest. This method also caught many smallmouth but they were sporadic. They also caught lots of small northern. Every late evening and early morning we hammered the smallmouth and pike on top water. Other canoe opted not to fish top water their loss. We enjoy all of the lakes we were on. Horseshoe was the most unique, caribou was pretty, and meads the best fishing.