Went to Elevenmile 4/5/11. Arrived at 9am (wife and kids enjoy banker's hours ). Upon first sight of the lake, it was obvious that the water was rough with white caps appearing all over the water surface. I decided to put in anyways. Loaded the kids and wife into the boat and set off for some fishing. Well, the fishing part didn't really happen! I tried to find a calmer spot on the water to set the kids' rods up and just couldn't. I decided to attempt some drift fishing with bait and had the rods in the water for ten minutes before the real wind came. It began to gust out of the South and Southwest @ 40-50 mph. The wife prolly crapped her pants - gonna check tonight! > At this point, I decided it was time to go so I headed for the dock in the cove. It was rough in the cove too - all out madness. For reference of water conditions - I was taking water over the transom in an 1850 Lund Tyee. The day was not a total loss though. I learned a lot more about my boat and how to handle extreme conditions and enjoyed the time with my wife and kids. I did get one piece of valuable info to share though. The surface water temperature was 38.6 on the West end of the lake.