Well we finally made it after a couple of weather delays. Dad went down on Tuesday after the big storm? ??? went down early Thursday morning. On Wednesday (Happy 65th) Dad fished from 9am-4pm at Iola boat ramp. He got 1 rainbow and 1 brown. Sorta slow. He said it got pretty wind, so he didn't stay till dark. Didn't fish on Tuesday night because of the snow and wind. When I got down to Gunnison on Thursday morning he was at the Bay of Chickens (Windsurfing area). Dad caught 3 rainbows and I got 2 browns and 4 rainbows. Only 10-20 feet off hore and in water 10-35 feet deep. Quite the dropoff. Thursday night we went back to Iola boat ramp as a guy Dad talked to said they did awesome there in the past week on lake trout. No lakers in 60 feet of water. Dad caught 0 and I got 1 rainbow and 1 brown. Friday morning we went back to the Windsurfing area, same spot as the day before. Dad got 1 brown and I got 1 rainbow and 2 browns. Tried the Elk Creek marina-Narrows area on Friday afternoon. Both days we didn't fish between noon and 2pm, no wind mid 30's and sunburn on the face. Fished in 38, 50, and 70 feet of water for lakers. Only a few nibbles. I caught a sucker and Dad got 1 rainbow, 2 perch, and a sucker. Can you say fresh bait? > Put both perch back as they were only 4-5 inches. Found some perch but not big enough. I went out this morning and Dad packed the camper. Back to the Windsurfing area. Was on this morning. I got 8 rainbows and 1 brown. We kept all the browns and a few rainbows. Missed a lot of hits, light biters. The lake trout bite was real light. Dad saw bighorn sheep by the middle bridge. 2-6 inches of snow on the ice All the areas we augered through had 2-2.5 feet of ice. Was some soft, slushy areas around shore and the rocky areas. The lady at the Visitor Center said the res. was 38 feet low. On the way back this afternoon between Gunnison and Monarch Pass we saw a cow drive. 10 cowboys on horses, 3 dogs, 500 cattle, 4 ranch vehicles, and 2 state patrol. A real Western cattle drive. > Got some pictures see if Grumpie Gills can post them soon. The ones we kept were 13-17 inches.