Nice job Robby, is it just me or have the last two years produced more females than usual. Seemed like the first three years I started lake fishin you would catch nine or ten males to every one female.
The percentage of females does seem to be up for us also. This may be due to a number of factors. My best theory is that dominant (larger) males often spawn several nests of eggs each year and become so thin they cannot recover their fat before winter and then die.
This would cause the ratio to be unbalanced and females would be larger and dominate areas they normally do not reside.
Another idea is that increased popularity of noodling from TV shows has decreased the number of dominant males. Although it is illegal in Ohio, I still see signs of it in areas I fish.
I am not surprised at the number of females at this time of year because we normally catch several females that hang around spawning structure after being run off the eggs by males.