I just got back from a 4 day B-Day trip to Clear Lake where we rented a lake house in Lucerne. Rained on Friday, nice on Saturday until all hell broke loose at about 3:00PM. We were fishing mid lake and I look over to my left and see white caps and tell my buddy, it's going to really suck going back! We continued fishing in sheltered areas and caught some good fish on chatterbaits. Then we made the 20+ minute run or should I say walk back through the Bearing Sea, I mean Clear Lake. I will say that the Allison handled pretty well in that nastyness, but still I wanted nothing to do with it. We made it back mostly dry which was great, but trying to dock with 2 foot rollers is not the business!! Sunday, which was my B-Day, I was hoping to catch a tank, but the wind was still going strong so we couldn't run to more productive areas. Caught lots of dinks and had to cut the day short because of the wind. I have never been there when it was that bad and for so long. I found an article today on Westernbass where the wind and waves caught a boat by surprise and the picture shows the story. Thankfully they were all OK, but morale of the story...be extremely careful in those conditions!