Loaded the vehicle up and set the alarm for 5am... Should have set it earlier so the obligatory 2-3 snooze presses would not have put me so far behind my planned arrival. Ended up at the lake by 6:45am and was on the water by 7:00am.
Anyway as I worked north and a bit west from the lauch area making my way to the tip of the point I observed a few other bank tanglers as well a DWR boat that was setting up nets (presumably to see what white bass they could gather too). I did manage to pick up a couple white bass, and a cat fish in between, though but nothing to suggest any concentration of fish. I was in anywhere from 3' to 7' of water. Temps I think were in the 58'ish range???
While in the deeper water (7'-8') I did mark a lot of fish at about the 3'-4' depth. Figured they were carp as every once in a while one would jump and make a big splash. Did not see any clumps of carp though.
The DWR boat came near at one point to say hello and make sure I was aware of their days efforts to gather up female whites. I reported that that is what I was there for but that I had only put 2 in the basket and neither were likely female.
I kept on working my way around the point and I did manage to get to the first big orchard and about 1/2 the way into it before I figured I'd better start back both to not over do things and I was also not seeing anyone else really out there. I should point out that this area of the lake showed me something I've not seen from Utah Lake before. That is a ground contour that changes a lot going from just a couple feet deep to 8 or so feet deep. Clearly the rocky base there and maybe the springs are the reason for this but I can see now why the area has some of the appeal it does.
I did manage to pick up a couple more whites and I missed over the whole day about 5-6 others. So nothing to really celebrate, but still I managed 3 species and enough to take home to share with the kids. None of my whites were female...
As I headed back to the launch I heard Pat on the radio talking and he was ahead of me heading to done for the day. I figured at that point that he must have changed plans and gone south form the launch. I managed to get to the launch just as he was finishing up his cleanup. After posing for a pic for him we compared the days results. He did better for cats and also manged a white or two more. None of his were female (at least from the report at the time, a later post noted that some had under developed eggs). Picked up a few more tackle craft tips as I compared some of my creations with some of his recent creations. Was a nice day to have been out. :)