Don't leave fish to find fish is a good motto to heed. I fished yesterday with Ira and we rowed thru a good pod of fish to go to a "bigger fish locale". Turned out the bigger fish location appeared to have a winterkill or some other odd thing going on. Water was murky and no fish activity seen at all. We left "no fish" to find fish and ended up back where the fish were swirling all over the place earlier in the day. Caught a few and had my leader broke once by a strong fish that wouldn't even let me lift my rod up. I didn't want that fly anyways. I think I landed 5 before I moseyed home. Ira stuck around longer and caught more fish. Ticks are out. Ticks are out. Ticks are out. I hate those little things. I picked 4 off either the back of my neck or my stubble head hair. All were adults and if I had any little ones on me I couldn't tell (yet). One other bit of advice. If fishing 13 feet deep make sure you are using a slip float. I had one slender float that reminded me of a panfish float that I wanted to watch tip up and then go under. First fish in the deep water reminded me why I should not have selected it. It was so slender it didn't have a hollow peg to run the line thru. Ticks are out. Ticks are out. Ticks are out. Hemostats are good for bending barbs down and also sending ticks to the Promised Land. Caveat: No lakes were mentioned in the creation of this report as my 12 Step sponsor wouldn't let me squeal out names and locations. I sure hope this new program works.