As if anyone cares... here's why I have been MIA from the Fishing Board all winter.
Number One - I have a new Lab pup so my energy this winter has been directed at the duck swamps rather than fishing. (see below)
Number Two - I'm waiting on a new boat. Just haven't been inclined to get the old boat out much. It is sold (although new owner hasn't picked it up yet) so I'm keeping it warm and dry.
But now duck season is over. My new boat will be delivered this week and once it's rigged, stay out of my way.