I've been fishing Murray a good bit lately, learning the lake and starting to catch fish consistently, so I was excited to take my dad and show him the lake. We showed up at the gate sometime after 9 for a gentleman's start, only to be greeted by all the cars ahead of us turning around. Murray is closed the second tuesday of the month, of course. This makes complete sense, seeing as when I fish Murray any other day of the week I interact with exactly ZERO city employees, the concession store is closed, etc...? Oh well, figured it could be a blessing in disguise, I've been meaning to check out San V. Luckily I called ECBT to double check it would be open... nope, San V is closed on Tuesdays. Of course. He mentioned El Cap is open however so we headed there. Neither of us have been there before, but luckily my dad's old school and had shiners and nightcrawlers, so I was hopeful we'd be able to catch something at least. We started fishing the points closest to the boat ramp on the road side. I figure as we've got nothing to go on, may as well start close. We made our way to the dam arm with no bites to show for our efforts. I checked out deep water and there did seem to be some bait hanging at 50', maybe a couple fish on it, but the finder didn't show anything that made me really want to spend time fishing there. Water was 54.8 degrees. 4ish degrees colder than Murray has been lately, so figured the fish would be in winter mode more still. We went looking. All of the blatantly obvious rocky points had a boat by them, so we pulled into a little tiny cove that had some decent rocky shoreline. I grabbed a shiner, put it on a dropshot with barely any weight, and set in the holder. The rod was going off instantly. It wasn't a big bass, but we all know what a first fish can do for morale. I saw a couple other fish on the finder so I grabbed my ned rig and cast it towards the shoreline. I'm fumbling with the trolling motor when I feel an unmistakable tap-tap, and set the hook. It's another small bass, but the second in minutes, and it felt good to be on to something. Notice the wound on his backhalf. Now the wind started picking up and made it hard to fish as it was blowing us right at the shoreline, so I dropped the anchor on our newfound hot spot. We each put out a minnow and I fan casted the area with a ned rig as we ate our sandwiches. No more bites so after a half hour or so I pulled it up and we continued on. We must have been just off the spot, because as soon as we started moving down the shoreline again we started getting bites. In the next 15 minutes or so we caught 4 more fish, I got 2 on a dropshot nightcrawler left in the holder, and my dad got 2 on shiners. He also missed a couple bites! We gave it another 45 mins or so after our flurry but nothing really happened. With an extra long drive home and one trailer light out we left early to make it back home before dark. Final count was 6 small bass: 3 on shiners, 2 on nightcrawlers, and 1 on a ned rig. It ended up being a fun adventure exploring a new lake. It's beautiful out there. Woulda been nice to have catch some bigger fish as well, but we really can't complain seeing as we caught fish on our first visit! I wish they would repave that road in though!