I got up this morning and headed up to Pyramid Lake to try out my new trolling motor. A few boats out on the lake when I got there and saw some people shore fishing. Couple of guys fishing right in the launch ramp. Warm enough out to be shirt sleeve weather. But I didn't get the water temp. Light breeze when I got there. Pulled the pontoon out of my truck and loaded up the gear. Mounted the trolling motor and hooked it up to the new battery, pushed the boat into the water and rowed out a few feet. Lowered the motor into the water and away I went. started out on low but soon decided to crank it up a little. Crossed the marina area on Hi and boy does that 40 lb thrust move that little pontoon boat. Pulled up to the shore across from the launch ramp and baited up my 12lb rig and tossed it out. While rigging my 6lb outfit I got a determined bite on the other one, droped what I was doing and reeled in a schoolie striper. Re-baited and casted out again and went back to finishing the 6lber baited it up and tossed it out Using 3/4 to 1inch wide pieces of cut anchovy I had a steady bight all day. Caught about 14 schoolies and kept the 7 biggest. I know they are only schoolies but it had been so long since I caught anything I was glad to have them. I think I may have lost that skunk that's been with me for the last few weeks. At least I hope so.