I had not planned to fish today, however a Saturday evening phone call from Ira changed that rather quickly. He informed me that he was planning to fish Monday, always a good draw, and that Tim Lockheart was also going to fish. Well that was more of a lure than I needed, so I quickly made arrangements to head up there this morning. Late last night, James (Jimmydub) decided he would join me, so him and I threw our gear in my rental and headed on up. We got to the lake around 7, and the sight of active fish had us scrambling to get our gear in order. We quickly cast off, and headed down towards the point. Within little time at all James quickly jumped ahead of me by picking up a nice rainbow on his waste troll leech, and then proceeded to stick two more in short order to go up on my 3-0. Not a good start! I missed a couple tugs on the way down the lake, but wasn't having much action. When I got down to the orchard I caught up with Tim for the first time. Was very cool to finally get to meet him! We spent the next hour or so working over the orchard area, where I was able to pick up two fish on micro leeches just off the bottom. Somewhere in there Ira rowed up in his pram, and after a bit of debating I decided to get out of my tube and into the boat with him. That proved to be a wise decision. After getting situated in the boat, we decided to troll over towards a spot that has been productive for us in the past. This particular spot is kinda just out in the middle of the lake, with little in the way of distinguishing features. We anchored up in about 20' of water, hoping to find a happy fish or two, and instantly started getting into fish. Fishing started off a bit slow at first, but we already knew that would be the case.... You see, earlier in the morning Tim informed us that around 11:30 the fishing was going to get good. Ira gave him a good ribbing about his prediction skills.... Well, I hate to admit it... But at 11:30 on the dot, Ira and I hooked into a double and it was game on from there on out. Initially I had the hot rod, and I pulled out ahead of Ira in the fish count. But then things changed and the tables turned, and it was Ira's turn to catch back up. We ended up staying at this location for the remainder of the day. We were both fishing similar patterns just off the bottom under strike indictators, and the action stayed consistent pretty much all day long. We had a few lulls in the action, at which point Ira would start the 10 minute clock to when we would move locations... But without fail the fish found us before the clock was up. I was in FINE form today with my fishing antics. I mean to tell ya, I pulled out all the stops. After putting on a fantastic display of fish landing ability in front of Tim, (When a slip indicator doesn't slip, it's a real pain in the ass in a float tube!), I followed that up with an acrobatic hook set that nearly resulted in me putting both of us in the drink! I set the hook, and was stripping like mad trying to catch up to the fish when I leaned too far back and fell right over onto my right side. I became wedged between the hull and the chairs, and couldn't move. All I could do was hold my rod as high as I could, strip like mad, and laugh my ass off. Ira eventually gained his composure in time to help haul my fat ass back to a seated position, and then quickly set the hook on his own rod... All that and we still pulled off a double! After that I managed to achieve multiple line tangles, stumbles, and at one point lost a fish that jumped clear over Ira's floating line and then went back under, completely wrapping me in Ira's line. I had to be back in Everett by 6pm for work, so at 4pm I told Ira "Ok, at 4:15 we row in... I absolutely can't stay longer". I then proceeded to stick two fish, three minutes apart, to end the day. Fantastic! Grand total I ended up with 16 fish to the net, with another 4-5 that I lost due to my great technique today. I also missed multiple take downs on the indicator. Ira lost count eventually but I'm sure he was at least at 16 fish if not more. No matter the numbers, a fantastic day for the middle of Feb. I could not have had a more enjoyable day on the water. Fishing with James, Ira, and Tim was a real hoot. James tied up to Ira's pram for a couple hours and we had a grand time cracking jokes and laughing at my fine form as I jumbled around the pram. Great, great Febuary day spent with great company. Just doesn't get any finer than that.