On the massive waterways in the north west it's hit and miss and with so few anglers fishing consistently on these venues it's hard to get a perspective, I'm going to try and subscribe to a site fishing philosophy this year on the bigger venues and have set a goal of a 30+ California clear lake fish (see below) this year after hearing of bow hunters hitting fish of this size on a particular spot on this lake in the sloughs - also hearing of just scooping up 33-35lb fish in nets during spawning albeit personally only catching a 25.8 lb on a rod on this lake. I think it will need a little luck:) Max. length 19 mi (31 km) Max. width 8 mi (13 km) Surface area 68 sq mi (180 km2) Average depth 27 ft (8.2 m) Max. depth 60 ft (18 m) Water volume 1,155,000 acre·ft (1,425,000 dam3) Shore length1 100 mi (160 km) Surface elevation 1,329 ft (405 m) On the smaller venues I think a high ph, low stock density, rich food source with a little altitude thrown in is a good- other than that I think all small venues have the potential to throw up some surprises. I have seen a 33 lb catfish get caught out of 2.5 acre lake after several years of fishing and a I truley believe that any lost fish could of been the big one.