Hit the water the other day with friends Kevin and Joe aboard Kevin's boat to test the waters and stretch some lines. The lake level is doing pretty good considering the lack of winter we have had. we were greater with a beautiful sunrise and flat calm conditions.
Water temps are a little ahead of normal due to the unseasonably nice weather, ranging from 40 to 42 depending on when and where we were. We covered a lot of water mainly in the east basin and found the fish on a pretty solid bite landing a mix of Browns and Bows to about 3.5 pounds fishing custom plugs. Look for the bite to only improve as we head further into the month.
BTW it just so happened I was wearing the appropriate hat from my friends at ReelWorld Gear
After more than 16 years plying the waters of Northeastern California and untold thousands of fish over the rails it was time to show the Boulton some love. In addition to what you see in the video the boat got a canvas top tune up from Scott at Martins Canvas, new non-skid paint on the bow, an LED lighting upgrade and a few other odds and ends to get her ready for and fantastic 2018 fishing season.