Got there at 6am when the bait shop opened. The lady answered all my questions but nothing more (not real friendly). They rented me a boat for $25 for the day (winter discount). It was ready and warmed up by the time I got to the dock. The dock dude was very nice--told me about waterfowl hunting (apparently they rent blinds). The geese are friendly too! One of them scared the crap out of me when I saw him out of the corner of my eye within a foot of the boat. I tried to get him to jump in so I could sit on him and have a nice goose dinner but he wasn't going for it (just kidding enforcement officers).
I caught one trout--a 10 inch rainbow--at 9:45. I had a couple bullheads (or catfish--I don't know the difference) next to the boat at around Noon but both got off before I could net them. The trout went in my belly when I got home. Tasty!!!
I saw a lot of folks fishing from shore--probably 20 or more. Not sure if they were having any luck. Frankly, I didn't get to sleep early enough the night before so I took a few cat naps in the boat :)
The scenery is beautiful and the weather was very nice. Quite crisp in the morning as expected in this location in March. I had to wear all my layers except the "big gun" jacket. Once the sun came out I started stripping layers and stayed comfortable all day. The wind picked up about 11:00am and I only stayed until 4pm. I would have stayed longer but, as long as you are this close to Julian, you HAVE to head up there for an apple pie to go!!!
All in all a pleasant day. I would have given 5 stars if I had caught a limit of trout but it is not their fault.
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