Well this is my first post on this board having taken the invite from Doug, who I'm sure will give me some shit for my first being a SARL report. I like the atmosphere around here and the irreverant attitude is a breath of fresh air to be sure. Some may have already read the report on another board but for those that haven't I hope you like it...if not, you can kiss the fattest part of my ass. :asshole: So here it goes.... My brother and I werenât able to escape the city this week because we have a bunch of stuff to do on our days off but this afternoon after we got done deep-cleaning our apartment we got that itch that only wetting a line can scratch. It was too late to fish Irvine or LNL so night fishing at SARL was the obvious choice. We packed up the rods & tackle and were on the road by 4:30pm. We made a quick stop by Walmart to get batteries a new lantern since my old one bit the dust. Found a nice little Coleman battery powered number for $14 and it turned out to be a good purchaseâ¦.little sucker is very bright. Made one last stop at Taco Bell for some grub and then hit the lake about 5:20pm. Iâve read reports of people catching fish in quite a few different spots lately so we figured weâd just look for someplace away from other anglers. We made a trip around the lake and found that Levitz and Bubble Hole both had multiple groups fishing them but the south facing side of La Palma point was empty so thatâs where we started. I decided to throw out an inflated crawler, AKA the Marley special, first so I could relax while I ate my dinner. I casted about 20 feet from shore, put the rod in the holder and went back to scarf some grub. I sauce my taco supreme, take a bite and as I glance back down at my rod Iâm shocked to see it doubled over something seriousâ¦so much for relaxing while I eat my dinner lol!!!! I grab the rod and give her a pull to make sure the hook is setâ¦.game on. I thought I had a pretty good fish on at first because Mr. Trout was pullin some drag but when I got it to shore it was a pretty typical Â¾ to 1lb rainbow. The feisty trout was perfectly hooked in the corner of the mouth so after a quick picture I let it swim away to be caught but another lucky fisherman. Mr. Trout Although getting a fish in the first 5 minutes seemed like a good omen at the time, that wasnât necessarily the case. Between 6pm and 7:30 pm we would get bit 4 times, two of them VERY nice fish as both boiled right in front of us when they spit the hook as if to say ânot this time buddyâ. The second of my two missed fish stayed on the surface from the second I got bit and kind of danced across the water while I let it take lineâ¦.when I set the hook wellâ¦it didnât set. Woops, pulled it right out of its mouth. Though that first fish was caught on an inflated crawler dipped in corn PB dip, the other 4 bites came on lip ripperz with a bit of powerbaitâ¦.I guess some call it the power mouse. Orange Lip ripper with orange PB and chartreuse lip ripper with chartreuse PB both got bit. My Bro Evan sporting the thumbs up and silly grinâ¦ It was a beautiful evening and as we watched the sun begin to set in the west, two fighter jets screamed across the horizon followed shortly thereafter by the booming sound as these guys were haulin arse. I can only assume that they were doing a fly-by for the Angel game tonight. I tried to snap a picture but wasnât able to catch them before they were out of sight. After dark the bite went absolutely dead. No biters for a long time so around 8:30pm we decided to make a move. A quick stop at the bait shop to grab a beverage and off we went to the small lake over by the nets. Even though the bite was dead here as well, we had a blast because weâd brought some of our music gear with us, my steel string acoustic guitar and Evanâs keyboard, and we jammed for probably an hour with little regard to whether or not we were catching fish. It was seriously way too much fun playing out in the open like that. Too cool. Our outdoor studioâ¦ Evan on Keysâ¦ Smitty on guitarâ¦.gotta love the rock star face! Straight outa Spinal Tap I tell yaâ¦ After my fingers started getting a little sore and we were running out of material to jam on we decided to make one more move. We fished Levitz for the last 45 minutes of the evening for no bites and no fish. Just after we left the lake we almost got run off the road by three jackasses racing on La Palmaâ¦.I was so pissed I actually called the cops on them. I hope they caught the a-holes because they were seriously driving like idiotsâ¦.speeding is one thing but three cars going 90mph on a street like that was ridiculous. Overall it was a nice eveningâ¦.SARL isnât my favorite place to fish...hell, its probably my least favorite place to fish for trout in socal but its the only night fishing game in town so whatever. One of these days weâll have wide open fishing or catch a biggun but until then, weâll make sure to bring our instruments! Haha! Late, Smitty P.S.- I feel like an moron but while looking over there from La Palma I finally figured out why they call Levitz corner Levitz cornerâ¦there is a Levitz right there....believe it or not, I just put two and two together today. DUH! Hahahaha!