Marshall and I went out today in hopes of starting 2009 off right. And we did! It was very cold and windy, with ice forming on the reel and rod just about every cast. We had to bust through 30 yards of ice with the oar to get to open water. We put 4 fish in the boat in 3 hours of fishing. The first 3 were small, but right before we left I caught this beautiful fish. Great color. The picture doesn't do it justice, but I SOMEHOW FORGOT MY CAMERA, and Marshall had to snap one with his cell phone. We wished we could have stayed longer, but Marshall had to get to work. All fish were caught in approx. 20 feet of water. Great start to the New Year!