I have a question that there may be more than one answer to. Up here in the north, should our strategy be different in the early spring and late fall than it is in peak season. I assume that the bait types will stay relatively consistent, but what about water depths, structure, drop offs, etc. I ask as a 2nd season catter and last year we didn't start til late June when the bite was real good. We started in 52 degree water this morning with great weather, fresh bait etc but extremely slow bite. The 3 fish we caught were good size at 4-6 pounds but very lethargic, not much fight at all. I assume this is typical because of water temp but I am wondering if they are biting better in a different area of the lake that we don't know to fish. Is the cure just wait for warmer water, or is there something that we should do different? We fished a warm water discharge last week and tore 'em up, good fights, etc, I assume again that this has to do with water temp?