Be sure to go to the Game Warden's office to pay for your base fishing permit before getting on the lake to fish. The fee only costs $10 and good for the duration of your CA fishing license.
Launching a yak is easy with the boat launch. The lake isn't heavily fished so you will find plenty of spots to fish without the crowding of anglers on the lake. Most action on the lake is people renting paddle boats. If you are looking for a lake with scenery this is not the lake, it is surrounded by brown desert looking hills with very little trees. The best time to get out and fish from the yak on this lake is in the morning because after 1pm the winds kick up and begin to make it difficult to paddle and stay on spot. The bottom of the lake is mud and my anchor didn't dig in well to hold me over a fishing spot.
Due to this lake being on a military base access is restricted to a smaller group of anglers so the fishing pressure is quite low.