Took a calculated risk with moderate SW winds forecasted. Launched from Brockdale at 8.30 in search of crappie. C&R one 13" sandy. As I drifted with the wind on the East side of the peninsula just north of Brockdale came across a lazy 15"ish juvenile gar sunning itself. Seemed odd behavior to me since I have no experience with this species. I was too close to present a bait, but I did stir the water around it with my rod tip and it bolted. At the same instant, a huge splash on the opposite side of my yak. Momma? Who knows. Zero crappie. Took a beating upwind on the way back, battling what seemed to be 20+ winds complete with whitecaps breaking over the bow.