For all you winter bound warm water anglers I thought I would post this picture sent to me last week by a friend at Kern River Troutfitters in Kernville, California. I'm not really trying to tease you but instead let you know that you don't have to suffer through the winter, just take a trip to California.

As you can see, because this is the middle of February, this poor angler has to wear his winter outfit: a long sleeve shirt and a t-shirt!

The LM bass was caught at Lake Isabella. The Lake is about 2600 feel elevation at the southern end of the Sierras and has Florida strain bass. I don't know who the angler is or the weight of the fish but it was caught on a size 10 black wooly bugger.

From the look of that fish, I'd say they will be spawning early this year.