after looking at the latest forecast this morning,i have no choice but to throw in the towel.i really wanted to do this because of the interest and offers of help from others,but common sense tells me it's not worth it. at this time the forecast is calling for windy,highs in the 20's with possible snow.i think that will probably keep several people away anyway,and it definitely isn't smart for me to risk my health. all the interest is great and appreciated,but i can't expect people to make concessions for me when i really shouldn't be there in the first place. if anyone decides to carry on the tradition,great,but don't forget to take some pics those who don't know me well or haven't fished with me,may not know how much i love getting on the water and sharing time with others,but those who have spent time with me know. but my deteriorating health just makes it very hard to do what i want at times.i'm on 24/7 oxygen therapy and and this weather increases the odds for bad things to happen due to my lung/heart condition. again,my apologies.