My buddy and I took our first trip of the year to Lake Wilhelm on Saturday. The fishing was slow for most of the day, but by evening it started to picked up. It was difficult to find a pattern to fish. Some came out of laydowns, flipping jigs and Texas rigged creatures. We found that green pumpkin was the best color. Others came off deeper water structure, e.g. brush piles, road beds and creek channels, working jigs or c-rigs. Yet others came working a hartreuse and white buzzbait over shallow weeds. We also had a few that came throwing a senko in the bushes. We didn’t get anything that was really big, but we were able to get a good number of two to three pounders.