Well after telling the wife she was going to have Kokanee salmon for dinner we opened up our 2018 season fishing on New Years Day with a trip to Merwin Lake with my friend Jason Pond. Wasn't hardly anyone else but a few of us out today. The wind was at least 20 MPH with gusts over 35 MPH all day long non-stop with 2-3 foot waves all day. Somehow we still managed to get 8 fish on with only 3 making it all the way to the net. By the time we were done we were so cold our knees were shaking, faces froze and toes numb. So while we are at the Lake my wife smokes up a bunch of salmon as she say's so she had enough to eat for dinner.😛