Took the Fiance, friend new to fishing and the dog out to camp/kayak fish Lake Cachuma this weekend. I was lovin' the 80* clear skies with a nice cool breeze. I doubt seriously there are many places like this.. It's been 6 years since ive had my lines wet in freshwater. Always frustrated with wind and weather keeping me just inside the harbors it was AWESOME to get out on the open water and explore. I fished the >10 ft almost exclusively. The only exception being finding a bait ball and dropped some plastic shad on a split shot in the mix and hooked up with a fighter of a channel cat around 40ish ft down, on a light rig that was fun! Ive caught many a channel cat in my life but never on something that doesn't smell like butt hole. Carpfisher asked me to keep an eye out for some carp and i was skeptical i would see any. Boy was I wrong... I've never seen fish that big hang out in the shallows before. I doubt Kayakers are allowed to land in the camping area but decided it was worth the risk. Took the time to make those "last couple of casts" we all do and hooked up on my only bass worth writing home about right next to the camp site... Took it up to the campsite to show the fiance and have a picture taken with a flash. Let her go to fight another day. Some tips on finding the timid daytime bass would be very much appreciated! Here are some pictures of the fish worth noting and some shots of the camping. Enjoy!