There is snow on the ground & here is one of my fishing buddies holding a 4lb. bass that he caught today. I weighed it on my digital scale myself. He is 75-years old and sometimes I have to help him out of the boat. But I enjoy the hell out of his company. And you can see why. He's a hell of a bass fisherman! He caught it on a 7-1/2-inch rubber worm. And we lost one that he hooked, (right beside the boat) that out-weighed the 4-pounder! He hooked & lost the second monster with a white spinner with a trailer. He had two hits, with two fish. And no more hits. I threw my: rattle-trap, jignpig, spinner, & jerk-bait. No hits for me. But I was pretty excited from the other action. We fished the East side flats in about 3-foot deep water on the watershed because that had the most sun exposure. Also the wind was blowing toward the flats.