Hit the winter opener on Fourth of July Lake with a friend on Black Friday. It was total dud. Arrived about 8:15 am, there were about 40 or 50 cars in the lot, almost all bank fisherman. I kicked in my tube against the not so gentle breeze from the launch down lake 0.85 miles. Trolled a bugger and a leech, first on floating line over the weeds, then a sinking line as it got deeper. Then under an indicator off the bottom for a while where there was a little structure on the bottom on my friends fish finder. Not a bump in 4 hours. My friend had one nice, fat rainbow on that he fought to his pontoon. We did not see one fish on among the dozens and dozens of shore anglers the whole time we were out. A couple anglers had a fish or two on the string when we went by, but that was it. A boat that went out and came back in the same time we did went further down lake but did not have any action at all on pop gear, spinners, or flies. Don't know where the fish were that were planted this spring. We pulled out, then headed to Amber and fished for a couple hours before dark. We both found some willing fish, a few nice, solid 18" rainbows among others, and a stunning sunset to close the day. It's never a total loss when you're out fishing.