Jimp, Congratulations, bream can be a lot of fun. The surprise bass are a bonus not to mention the catfish and grass carp or common carp you may encounter. I have a neighbor who has made the mistake of asking me to introduce him to flyfishing, he also moved from flyrod owner to flyfisherman recently. I am not as hardcore as Prairieschooner, reeling in fish after fish is still fun to me, but my spinning and casting rods are covered with dust. Oh, congrats on not turning over the yak, I am the resident crash test dummy.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill