I have noticed alot of people talk about fishing or posts pictures of fish here. Interesting note for this year(I am also avid outdoorsman): this is the year the 17 year cicadas come out and hatch their eggs in the trees the die and fall into the water, in this 17 year cycle on the year they come out is when most of your freshwater species records have been set, you can actually catch catfish and carp(not that I fish for those lol) on artificials as its a feeding frenzy on the surface for these things, one of the few times you'll actually be able to cast to a bass finning his way along the surface. Where i'm from we don't have cicadas so i'm fired up as hell about catching bass in the 10+ range this spring. If you go to Bass Pro Shop's webpage they have cicada imitation surface plugs and instructions on how to fish em. Put some heavy lb test on and tight lines everyone, this only happens once every two decades.