Happy New Year Everyone! I hope that you all had a great holiday season and I wish you all a very prosperous 2013! Fishing has been good the past couple of weeks. I returned on December 27th for trips and have been on the water almost every day, save a couple of rain/wind outs. We have continued to work both shallow and deep for our fish. The FHS bite has slowed a bit for us, but the crankbait has been working well in the same areas. They just seem to prefer that crank lately. This bite seems to be best first thing in the morning shallow in the ditches, but can last through the day. We have also been working 1/4 oz jigs and Davis Shaky Heads in the timber and along the timber lines in those same ditches in the 30-55 foot range for some good bites. The spoon and the jerkbait have seen occasional success, but not consistent. Be creative in finding your ditches to fish. Study your map and look carefully at your contour lines to identify potential productive areas. There are some obvious ones, and then some not so obvious ones…stay sharp! If the water continues to cool, we should see a better concentration of fish and bait out deep. If it remains near 50, look for the fish to remain scattered both shallow and deep for awhile. This week I have all day Wednesday and Thursday open (Jan 9 and 10) as well as Friday morning, Jan 11 available for trips. Give me a ring if you would like to get out!! Thanks to all, and May God Bless – Jimbo