Northern California Lake Fishing Report

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Monday, July 31st, 2017

    • Water Temp: 86.6

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: I took out Ed and Jeff did not do well a few dinks. Water like a mirror no wind and no fish very hot back at the dock by noon was disappointing. Went out on my own when the sun went down caught a limit of fish between 1.5 and 3lb. Next day took KG and Jenny out some wind on the water a few keeper bass Jenny holding a 3.7lb bass (see photo).
      'til next time.................................................................good fishing!!!!!
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      Tips: Found rock pile picked up 2 nice spots to 3.7lb knowing where the fish are helps. A lot of boat traffic does not help fishing.

    • Report: From Glory Hole Sports
      Camanche
      The Trout fishing has slowed some as the hot weather picks up. You can still find a limit of Bass or Bluegill if you put in the time. Throw top water lures like the Whopper Ploppers being my favorite first thing in the morning then pull out your drop-shot rod in the afternoon.

    • Report: From Glory Hole Sports
      New Hogan
      The water is warm and has dropped about 4-6 feet in the last month. The Stripers are pushing the shad to the surface for some really fun topwater action. It's a morning and late afternoon bite. Most boats are using white Whopper Ploppers or shad colored fluke's on the surface. On a good day you can put 8-10 fish in the boat, just fishing a couple of hours before dark.
      The boats trolling are in front of the boat ramp area and using Alabama rig or frozen shad. The Black Bass are in the post spawn mode top water action works in the morning and evening but you need to pull out the senko rod and fish deep in the afternoon or find those islands tops with quick access to deep water.

    • Report: July 31, 2017
      Bill's fishing Report 5

      New Melones

      From Glory Hole Sports
      The Trout action still seems to be the big action on the lake. You can't go wrong, if the Kokanee fishing is slow the Trout have no problems biting the Kokanee set ups. People are weighing in big numbers of healthy fat Trout all aggressively taking the pink or purple hoochies behind a Rocky Mountain dodger the same setup used for Kokanee. Ernie Leveras did just that at 60 feet deep trolling at the 49 Bridge was able to boat 6 beautiful Trout in the morning. Our local guide Gary Burns said he is rigging his gear with Kokanee setups Apex in watermelon or silver and blue with or without a dodger topped off with with his garlic corn at 60 feet deep trolling at 1.5mph. And pulling in big numbers on the Trout.
      Fishing these post pawn Bass in the morning throwing Whopper Ploppers is the ticket and using drop-shot rigs also are producing big numbers of bucket mouths. Customers of the Glory Hole Sports reported catching and releasing 30 large mouth bass in just an afternoon outing.
      Glory Hole Sports customer hit the water on July 26 and weighed in 2 nice Largmouth Bass he caught floating minnows in 12 feet of water off the shoreline fishing wacky rig setup.

    • Report: From Glory Hole Sports
      Pardee
      The lake is full and beautiful just be careful up river of all the floating wood debris.Trout and Kokanee are still being caught. Set your downrigggers at about 30-40 feet deep. The bait most people mention is pink and watermelon hoochies behind a small dodger. The bank fishermen are doing good next to the stony Creek spillway, rainbow point using power bait.

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 73.5-77

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Fish first light to afternoon. North delta on low tide with incoming tide. Start off with topwater with lots action but only dinks to 1.5lb. Warm water 76-77. Decided to move more north and fish east windy bank, temp at 73.5-75. Good reaction bite from dinks to 2.5lb. Move tulle island, flipping and frogging. Few 1lber on flip and no taker on frog. Call it a day early due to heat and work on Monday. Is definitely a number day about 25-30 fish but no quality. Top 5 under 10lbs.

      Tips: Run and gun. Hope to find quality. Seem like every stops there's fish just 1lb avg.

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

    • Report: For 13 years the Frog Tournament has been the marquee event for bass anglers that enjoy summertime topwater fishing. The Ultimate Frog Challenge has evolved into what anglers have said they always wanted: the opportunity to fish a Frogs ONLY event – with ANY BRAND OF TOP WATER FROG they choose! Pro Z Frogs has jumped into the Ultimate Frog Challenge – “Battle of the Frogs” event for this weekend, and Dan’s Delta Outdoors in Oakley, now is offering a $250 bounty for the Pro or Am team that wins the event – that purchased a Pro Z Frog from Dan’s Delta Outdoors prior to the event!

      NEXT WEEK AUGUST 5 AND 6TH, The Original Frog Tourney,The CA Delta Snag Proof Open, Russo’s Marina. This is a favorite for Dirty D anglers!

      GOT KIDS? Mark your calendar Aug 12th for City of Oakley Kids Fishing Day Antioch. Sign up Here at Shop! #oakley

      Isleton Fishing Report
      Still Looking for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were a few looking didn’’t get any successful Salmon reports Although as the temperatures stabilized this week and boat traffic No Kings yet. Smallmouth are a great target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Wadda Jigs, and DDO crank are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair Jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion Vicious Frogs and R2Sea BullyWa II are top Frogs the nod here. While out preparing for the upcoming ULTIMATE FROG TOURNAMENT in the Discovery Bay area, I was fishing sparse tules on the down current side of a point of the out going tide, when this 9.5lbs bass smacked a white SAVAGE GEAR 3D Hollow Belly Frog. I was using a OKUMA TCS 7′ 3″ Frog Rod paired OKUMA TCS HELIOS Real spooled 65lb VICIOUS Fishing line With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits getting hammered! Megastrike Buzz baits getting a lot of attention. Wadda Jig bite on points is also decent!

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be tough but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Sturgeon success has come on the outgoing tide with pile worms, eel and roe. Broad Slough, Bouy 1 and Pittsburg PG&E are good bets. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts.



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      Water Temp: 76-79

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished from little Mandeville to Cruiser Haven, threw the frog the majority of the day, allot of blow ups but no takers,
      also threw the green pumpkin black flake senko, threw small whopper plopper and still caught small fish.
      Water temps 76-79 degrees, fished incoming tide and outgoing tide, Most fish caught were on speed trap (yellow) in stained water. also witnessed bedding blue gills.
      Did allot of running , still breaking in the boat.
      good luck,
      PeteD

Friday, July 28th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 79

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Well, they are definitely not on a night bite! I was with my youngest daughter & we fished this past Mon-Weds night in Konocti Bay. This was a very slow trip with all small fish caught. The wind was pretty slack which is unusual for this time of year. The lake was just dead. No rolling fish, not even any ducks splashing around! We threw Texas, jigs, Senkos, blades, cranks, swimbaits. The only thing they really hit was the Don Iovino Doodle Snake in rythym & blues. Didn't seem to want the double wide or any other creature type bait! I think it's a daytime bite right now. I didn't fish that hard as I didn't want to discourage my daughter as she's new to bass fishing! I'll be back with old Ted in a few weeks & really hit it harder to see if it was just bad timing for us! (I hope!)

      Tips: Judging from Larry's post, I would try daylight fishing. I didn't get to frog or topwater fish as I didn't stay til after daybreak. There wasn't any other boats on the water & activity levels just seemed low. Other than that, I don't have any tips except don't do what we were doing! Lol

    • Water Temp: 80-83

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: After some vacation time, decided to hit Clear Lake Wednesday with buddy Mike Sperbeck. We took his boat and decided to fish the early afternoon 'til dark. We fished Red Bud to Henderson Point and found the bite to be a little better than we expected and it was pretty good most of the trip. I know enough about Clear Lake to realize that certain sizes of bass are active during certain periods of time during the year. Yesterday, that theory held up as all the near 50 bass we landed were in the 1 3/4 to 3 lb range. A little humor on the trip was my fighting and landing a 4 pounder while Mike had all he could handle with a 9 incher - the only dink of the trip. Always fun to have the biggest and the smallest of the trip landed at the same time!! Our limit might have gone 16 lbs - at least close. Wind really wasn't a problem - a little brisk at dusk.

      Tips: As has been reported for the last few weeks, the jig bite was the reason for a fairly nice trip. Different color combinations worked well as long as there was some brown in it. We used various Yamamoto plastic trailers. We found one or two group of bass in schools - again not big ones - 2 to 2 3/4 lb average. For awhile we were hooking bass on every cast, really! That doesn't happen much, unfortunately!! Also, I caught the 4 pounder in an area that I haven't caught a quality bass in several years. Most of our bass were in the top 10 feet of water. We did try deeper areas but couldn't get bit. I switched to a red shad 10" Power worm at dusk and hooked a much bigger bass but lost her. Heard that before??

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 79-84

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Summer is definitely here and on many days the temperature has been over 100-degrees. The water temperature is also very warm and is ranging from 79 to 84-degrees, with the water level dropping slightly each week. These are not considered to be great conditions to target bass, however the bite has been picking up.

      We have been hitting the water multiple times each week and even when the bite was slow we caught some really nice bass on each trip. The topwater bite has been slowly tapering, but it can be one of the best techniques to catch some of the giant bass during the summer months. Try using Whopper Ploppers and walk-the-dog style baits to coax fish to the surface.

      Mitchell Robbins landed a giant largemouth bass first thing in the morning on one of our guide trips. This beauty crushed a Whopper Plopper and weighed just shy of 8-pounds. If the surface bite seems slow try using some reaction baits. Small swimbaits, spinnerbaits, ripbaits and crankbaits will work best. There is an abundance of small bass, sunfish and shad and it is good to keep this in mind when selecting colors. I spent an evening fishing with Tony and his son Spence.

      We hit the water for an evening guide trip for Spence’s sixteenth birthday. He had a great time and caught some awesome California bass. I had him and his father fishing dropshots and crankbaits to find success. The flooded grass is breaking down, but is still preventing us from using any bottom bouncing baits. A long leader dropshot or a Texas rigged worm seem to be the most productive rigging methods.
      We have been catching a number of small fish on each outing along with some really nice bass.

      5-year old Devun Stewart is already an accomplished angler. He caught over a dozen bass on a spinning rod, many of which were unassisted. His dad Trevor Stewart caught fish on a fly and good friend Sam Davey picked up many nice fish on a dropshot rig.
      Some would say it is not a good time of year to fish, but for the dog days of summer, we are having a blast catching bass!

      Tips: Fish early in the morning and late in the evening and cover water. Look for shaded areas on the lake.

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 79-80, elevation 800.65

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched about 5:40am at Lime Saddle, stopped fishing at 10:15 am when the heat began to get to me. Seems the lake is back to dropping a foot a day like the old days, now down to 800.65, now 102 feet down from full pool. The ridge at the launch now shows well, all above water line. Should have gotten a picture. Great fishing spot when it's 15-25 foot under water. Fish the drop off side, even when it's shallow, might surprise you. Water still about 80 degrees, got 79 in a few locations. Managed 29 fish today, with about half the fish in the 12" dink size, the rest mostly 13 13 1/2". Getting ready to call it quits, and got a fatter 15" and a second 14 1/2" right after. Spots seem to be adding weight again, not looking quite as skinny as after spawn. Did most of my fishing 20-35 foot today, shore line crawling with dinks under 12" As of 8am, only 2 other boats had launched, seems the heat is driving away fisherman. Sure wish I knew how to get a hold of the park rangers, parking signs need lowered so us old farts don't have to walk half way up the ramp. Sorry about the water spot in the pictures! Picture in fishing forum.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

    • Water Temp: 75-79

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Lake level drop a few feet that made for a tough bite for us. Caught a few dinks and my partner landed a nice 5 plus on dropshot on a steep bank. It's July and she looked like she hadn't spawned yet. Went for strippers and got 3 all over 21 in. Lots of fry and bait swimming around. Tried topwater, crankbaits no luck. Senko, dropshot and brushhogs worked better. Anchovy and chicken liver combo for strippers. Good Luck and Please Post it helps everyone. Thanks

Friday, July 21st, 2017

    • Report: By Dan Mathisen 7/21/2017

      Happenings Here in East County ….

      Ultimate Frog Challenge Just a couple weeks away For 13 years the Frog Tournament has been the marquee event for bass anglers that enjoy summertime topwater fishing. The Ultimate Frog Challenge has evolved into what anglers have said they always wanted: the opportunity to fish a Frogs ONLY event – with ANY BRAND OF TOP WATER FROG they choose! Pro Z Frogs has jumped into the Ultimate Frog Challenge - "Battle of the Frogs" event for this weekend, and Dan's Delta Outdoors in Oakley, now is offering a $250 bounty for the Pro or Am team that wins the event - that purchased a Pro Z Frog from Dan's Delta Outdoors prior to the event!

      Isleton Fishing Report

      Looked for a few anxious Salmon anglers while there were a few looking didn’’t get any successful Salmon reports Although as the temperatures stabilized this week and boat traffic No Kings yet. Smallmouth are a great target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Wadda Jigs, and Plastics are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies..

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report

      The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair Jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report

      A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Bass pushing the 4 to 6 mark are showing on occasion Vicious Frogs and R2Sea BullyWa II are top Frogs the nod here. While out preparing for the upcoming ULTIMATE FROG TOURNAMENT in the Discovery Bay area, I was fishing sparse tules on the down current side of a point of the out going tide, when this 9.5lbs bass smacked a white SAVAGE GEAR 3D Hollow Belly Frog. I was using a OKUMA TCS 7' 3" Frog Rod paired OKUMA TCS HELIOS Real spooled 65lb VICIOUS Fishing line With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits getting hammered! Megastrike Buzz baits getting a lot of attention. Wadda Jig bite on points is also decent!

      West Delta Fishing Report

      Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be tough but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Sturgeon success has come on the outgoing tide with pile worms, eel and roe. Broad Slough, Bouy 1 and Pittsburg PG&E are good bets. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Punching jigs and Whopper Ploppers rocking the bass. Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

    • Report: CALIFORNIA DELTA FISHING REPORT, Weekend 7/14/2017:
      Water Temp. Mid to High 70's.
      Water Clarity: Stained 1 -2 feet
      Caught most Largemouth Bass Flipping Zoom Speed Worm in Purple Red Flake.
      Hit Mats for frog bite. Most Blowups came early morning or late afernoon. Had to cover miles between blowups.
      M.S. Slammer Rat imitation took some fish late afternoons. D/S 7 inch Robo also worked when bite became tough late morning.
      1/2oz. Cooch's Wadda Jig and Strike King Red Eye Shad also put points on the board.

      Team Bernadette Bass Fishing

    • Water Temp: 80 degrees, elevation 806.20 4 foot drop in a week!!

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Got launched about 5:30 am at lime Saddle, stopped fishing at 10:30 am. Decent bite today, but not many fish over 14", so typical of hot summer fishing on the lake. Landed 33 fish today, with more then half of them caught in the basic Lime Saddle marina area. Fish shallow and deep, still not finding any larger fish. Best today, right at 14 1/2" with all other fish 10-14", half of them 10-12" dinks, the other half mostly 13-14". Just two 14 1/2" fish as my best today. Stayed longer, not nearly as hot on the water today, but killer hot when working to get the boat off the water. Just a couple more months and won't have the damn heat! Saw a post on oroville, guy (foul hooked) says those posted catching many fish are lying about catching this many, wrong, just need the right baits or fishing locations. Caution, the ridge is now shallow at the launch, looks deep, not deep, they finally marked it today to prevent prop damage!! Picture in fishing forum.

Monday, July 17th, 2017

    • Water Temp: 82-88

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Took the family to Clear Lake for four days (Wed-Sat) July 12-15. The bite was very steady for fish in the 2 pound class, but the bigger fish were a little harder to come by. This trip was mostly for the kids and not so much for me, so I stuck with techniques that would get them numbers. We fished mainly from Henderson south concentrating on rock piles and rocky ledges. We caught close to 60 fish a day and only fished from sun up to about noon. The kids threw Texas rigged MM III and brown and purple 1/2 ounce jigs with oxblood sweet beavers as trailers. The worm seemed to get more bites and the slightly bigger fish. We did manage a few over 3 lbs and my daughter lost a six that got tangled up in the Talon brackets (dad's fault). On the last day I did pick up a buzz bait for about 30 minutes and managed a 5 plus, a 4 and several other fish in the 2 plus range. The buzz bait bite was very aggressive. I tried throwing a whopper plopper, but the fish were just swatting at the bait and the ones I did catch were foul hooked. I also managed a few frog fish as well out of isolated weed clumps along rocky banks. I'm guessing the top water bite and frog is really going to start heating up in next few weeks. Their was a big algae bloom going on which really affected the water clarity. All in all it was a great trip and I assume if there are two guys in the boat fishing all day they would easily catch a 100 fish a day.

      Tips: Buzz baits and frogs around isolated weed clumps. Jigs and worms on rock piles and ledges.

    • Water Temp: 81

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: garbage fishing except in the marina area, but its short lived. people are on here claiming 30+ fish a day which is a lie. you can fish from 5am to noon and only catch a couple small bass. not liking this summer bite at all. tired of getting skunked at lake oroville.

      Tips: go to the afterbay. its free to get in and launch. there are TONS of bass.

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

    • Report: Upcoming on the Delta Here We Go Delta Anglers!
      Isleton Area Fishing Report
      Salmon Opens Sunday the 16th! Stable weather and moderate tides have limited the results of many anglers heading to the Isleton area this past week. Although as the temperatures cooled a bit this week and the smallmouth bite is on the upswing. Smallmouth are a great target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Strike King Crankbaits and Plastics are good choices here for the hard fighting smallies.

      Walnut Grove Fishing Report
      Cool water deep into the system has good conditions ahead as Salmon opener is here Sunday! Stripes are in the area as anglers recover from the furnace blast of heat in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. The Sacramento Turning Basin is really the unsung hero here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair Jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well. Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail.

      Discovery Bay Fishing Report
      Bass pushing the 4 to 8 mark are showing on occasion. Many anglers are working through the heat and getting ready for two fun frog tournament events coming the end of the month. While the winds have hampered there search a bit those targeting shaded current areas. Speaking foe shade and current punching shade pockets in the junk. Fatsack Tackle punch shirts and Strike King Plastics are great under utilized choices. With the wind Spinnerbaits and buzzbaits also are getting bit. Jig bite on points is also decent A few anglers are still scoring schoolie sized stripers in the Indian Creek side. Crankbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls.!

      West Delta Fishing Report
      Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be Ok but still those who stick with it are getting small keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. From as far west as Honker Bay to the Broad Slough and Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines ae finding fun action. Sturgeon success has come on the outgoing tide with pile worms, eel and roe. Broad Slough, Bouy 1 and Pittsburg PG&E are good bets. Not great by any means but a fun way to spend the Hot summer evenings.

      Contra Loma Fishing Report
      Still big bass grabbing baits! Whopper Ploppers lead the charge. Try fishing for catfish at Channel Point, Loma Island or from a boat with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Trout are biting on nightcrawlers at Channel Point, near the swim area, or from a boat. Try fishing for crappie or bluegill with jigs or worms at the boat ramp area, Loma Island or Channel Point area.

      Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
      Wind has been brutal at times. The Best bet is fishing with cut baits with all the hungry small stripers around. Trout are a bit slower but still caught in South Cove and Oak Point as well as Peninsula Cove. The baits of choice for shore anglers is garlic scented PowerBaits, nightcrawlers or Kastmasters. Trout average a pound and a half but range to over 5 lbs. Light tackle is important for catching trout with 4-6 pound test being plenty. With the continuing plants, trout fishing has been ok with some limits being caught from all around the reservoir.

      Del Valle Fishing Report
      Did Not Report.



      Dan’s Delta Outdoors next Team event will be Saturday July 15th at Big Break Marina Registration Check Ion starts at 430 am More info at http://www.dansdeltaoutdoors.com/tournaments.html

      Bass n’ Tubes Open Will register at Dan’s Delta Outdoors Saturday 12 pm then launch at Piper Point Marina… infohttp://www.bass-n-tubes.com/usopen.html

      Get Your Salmon Spinners Ready! We have them Arriving daily! July 16th is the opener and conditions are prime for a great year!

      Frog Mania is coming to the Delta the end of the month with The Ultimate Frog Challenge and the Snag Proof Open the first week Of next Month. Dan’s Delta Outdoors is hosting Frog Techniques seminars. Details Next Week.

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      Water Temp: 74 degrees

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched out of Big Break with fishing newbie to the Delta—Kane from Australia— headed into Dutch slough. The weather forecast indicated small craft advisory but the winds were surprisingly mild until about 2PM. The jig bite was on, fished with swim jig with black and blue flapping hog trailer in about 8 feet of water. Caught most of the outside the weed and vegetation line. Biggest was about 2 pounds. Caught about 20 for the day, about 10 on jigs (larger fish) and a number of smaller on wacky rigged Stick-O baits in black/red flake color. Headed back in around 2PM and there were 2 foot rollers in the main channel leading back to the marina.

      Tips: I typically follow the marine weather warnings to a tee. The small craft warning, in place first thing in the morning made no sense when the wind reports from Big Break was less than 5 knots. The flag was blowing at the marina but there were no white caps in the main channel so we took off and fished wind protected places. But once the wind started to get more significant we headed back. Take each wave one at a time.