I have never taken a trip south before to fish (or anywhere out of NEO for that matter). I want to go to Stick Marsh Florida this winter to escape the icy doldrums. This fishing bug I have acquired has really picked up steam the last few years, or since I turned 30, and I cannot go a whole winter without catching bass by flipping, spinning, and skipping. Last winter was the worst as I discovered the "old" web site in the late summer/fall, and got to talk fishing with all you wonderful guys and gals. That will not be enough this year! I have heard great things about stick marsh (#13 I believe), in books, on here, and from people I have talked to. What would be a good month or time of year to go? I am thinking Jan or Feb, after the holidays. What is the weather normally like down there at that time? I don't make alot of money and I have alot of bills, so this will be a bare bones trip for me. I probably will camp to cut down costs. Any places come to mind that I could go? I have a little 12' semi vee and a 7HP motor. Will that be enough for that lake? I probably will go by myself for a week or less, unless I can convince a buddy to go, or my retired friend Bob (who has a sweet bass tracker 25HP). Only problem is, he is in Fla right now on vacation with his wife, he would be doubtful to go back again. Thanks in advance for any help! If there is a place that would be better for me than the famous stick marsh, let me know as well. I don't like busy crowds, I just want to get away.