Well apparently the bass are as tired of waiting on spring as I am ! went out to check temps at the big pond , and much to my dislike the temp has actually dropped from 50.9 down to 48.4 deg. The weather and the wind were cooperating so I decided to make atleast one trip around the pond with the finder to see if the fish were still suspended in the deeper water or what. cruised about a quarter of the pond and was suprised to not see many on the finder. then there was a bump whipped her back and nothin pitched her back 2-3 times with no luck so I just kept movin on . About an hour in still not seeing many fish when thar she be my line started swimming towards me , knew imediatly what was up and still managed to blow the hook set fish hung on right to the boat and spit out the bait of confidence right in front of me . At least it was fish on for a few seconds I thought better than the last five trips so I felt encouraged rather than dissapointed . Rounded the 3/4 mark then I got my next shot ,once again felt the line draw tight as it started moving down the shorline . Second time was a charm and I put the hook to this fat lil girl who was hiding by a log right off shore ! well kids they are movin into the shallows lookin to feed and full of eggs ! That is why I am not seeing them off shore like before .This is great news for the invitational as I am feeling confident that the first real warm spell we get will have the fishin on fire ! will keep on the conditions and hope in just a week or so to set a date ! till then here are a few pics and cmon mr sunshine we are almost there!