Spent a week at Riffe Lake, camping at Taidnapam and fishing most days at the lake. For reference, I fished the lake the same time period last year with much better results. Lake level is about ten feet lower, and is going down. Even though I was able to get limits daily, the fish are much smaller than in the past, with the average fish about ten inches or less. I marked significantly fewer fish this year as compared with last year and is was more difficult to find the schools of fish. Pink hoochies seemed to be the top choice at about 50 to 60 feet in 100 FOW, trolling about 1.1mph.
If fishing this lake, watch out for the floating logs and partially hidden, submerged stumps. Some are only inches below the surface. Talking with park rangers, the water level is expected to continue to drop.