Arrived on Monday for our annual 2 week fishing excursion to Potholes Reservoir. We were greeted with warmer weather, and no rain in the forecast. Got out on the lake later than normal (10 am) with having spent the morning getting all our gear and the boat set up for the following couple of weeks. It appears that with the later than normal cold temps and with ice on the lake until later than usual that the fishing may be a challenge for at least the first of the 2 weeks we're here. Looks like about 50% of the Walleye are just coming off the spawn and about half of them still on the spawn. We started out trolling Cranks in the usual 'search' patterns/methods, in the usual locations and watching the sounder for signs of fish. A lot of the usual spots looked devoid of fish. We finally did locate fish at about 1 pm about the same time 24 mph wind gusts came up. We switched to bottom walkers and slow death rings and started catching some fish. 7 fish to the boat and 5 in the live well when we finally gave up for the day. Boat control was difficult with the strong winds/gusts and having found the fish in a small limited area. The fish (all males as would be expected) were in the 13 to 18 range and skinny. Stomach contents tells me they are just starting to actively feed.