Got a late start today at Hills Creek, the water temp was a balmy 40 degrees at the ramp and 39 in the back. Started my morning trolling in Packard Bay and not a bite, nothing. The fish were pretty deep and spread out, so took off to one of my favorite areas and what a gift, five cast five fish...all native Rainbows...as you might imagine I was in heaven. Not a sole around and fish filling the screen and the rod bending - life is very good to me. Even got to chat with the OSP game warden and learned there is a very healthy population of Bob Cats in this drainage...another excuse to have a boat. Not one reported incident of a predator cat attacking an angler in a boat, now bank anglers this is whole other game. Just food for thought...and good reason to go out and purchase a boat.... Looks like the snow level will drop to 1000' tonight so the ramp will be a bit slick if anyone is planing a Monday trip. Tight lines...