i can't wait until may so i can start my bay fishing. the only thing i have up here this time of year are trout and few carp. nothing bites up here when its cold like this but sometimes i can chum a big carp off the bottom. i caught one the other day it was 35inches and approx 20lbs she was a hog. i got my catch and release citation on her. i've got all the trout i can eat, now i'm ready to try out my new rods and reel for a big cobe. hopefully i can break in my new 4/0 with the accurate frame and handle in a on a big bruiser.