I get some time to use the computer, come here and see that the world still spins, with nekkid pyrates tellin' stories and the price of everything going up. Thanks to all who make this the entertaining and informative site it is!

Ice still covers this section of Lake Champlain. There is a moat of open water around this island, but it is narrow enough that even I can cast a line across it. It's going to be a few weeks before the boat gets launched. I am jealous of those who are able to do some spring fishing! By the same token, though, I am almost scared to go ashore; haven't had to buy gasoline since back in November!

I have tied more flies this winter than ever before. Mostly bass bugs, bubble-pups, etc. but thanks to inspiration from fellow FAOLers there are quite a few wool-head sculpins and such in the mix, too. Might even get to fish them some day! I'm tired of waiting!

Tight lines to all!