After driving down through the metroparks yesterday and seeing that pretty green Rocky River then seeing the monster that Mepps3 caught about the time I was driving through, I HAD to get down there today. What a mistake. Although any day on the river is better than doing the wifes "list" , there was so much shelf ice and slush that it made it tough to throw anything. The Vanish line that I was using does not do well in the cold as small "pearls" coated the line after just a few casts. Still, it was nice being out and now it's time for some football!