Wind finally laid.. I you call 10-15 "laid". I stuck around the house until about 11 - it was 41 when I left. Third cast caught my first bass of the season. Unfortunately, he was "all head and no body". Ended up catching several more but couldn't hook anything over about 2#.

Switched to the 3 weight and a Boa Leech. Only caught one bluegill but it was just over 9".


Second crappie of the season was 13 1/2". Probably ended up catching a dozen more 10-12"


Winter absolutely "sucked" here. 4th warmest on record. Sure wasn't worth a dang for ice fishing but I'm a couple weeks ahead on open water. Gotta be a trade-off.

Good luck everyone!