Ed, his son and I spent another morning at Irvine Lake. As like our last visit, Ed left his fly rods at home and he and his son fished gear while I tried my luck with the fly. Once the wind picked up at around 10am the bite began but once it stabilized it ended as quickly as it started. We missed a few strikes and I came home with the skunk this time while Ed managed two bass that his son landed. Tried just about every fly and every retrieve, I was stuck a few times and missed a bass while in between strips. The brutally hot day today is good warm up for our Barrett trip this weekend.