Long time no see. Sorry I've been MIA for a while. Life has been busy. I'm back at work now! yeah! I got a new rod and reel today!:jump: I got an okuma Avenger with the baitfeeding system. I put it on a Tiger Ugly Stick. I met up with Keith one night and he had a baitfeeding reel that lets the fish take line til you push the button and then it just stops. He hooked a good fish that night and I decided I had to have one. I'm on the hunt for a new boat too. I can't wait for the ice to go away. I'm ready for some cats. I am going to catch a big one this year. I will beat Jay's best :rotfl: before the end of the year. Hubby and I will get to finally meet some of you in April at the gathering. We will be down Friday evening and have to leave Sunday around 1. I have to get up for work at 4am Monday. I am looking forward to the trip though. We are bringing our son, but daughter doesn't want to go. She's 14 now and doesn't want to hang with mom and dad. We are also planning to bring a friend and introduce him to the group. The more members we can get the better. I just wanted to say hi to everyone and let ya know I'm still around. I look forward to meeting everyone soon. Til then catch as many as you can.