With ice finally gone and a whole new set of meteorological challenges this week, seems the list of choices is a pretty limited one for wetsiders. Add to that the number of FF'ers with overwhelming need to satisfy the itch by now, Blizzard '08 and all. Having seen Pass a couple days ago, I figured a visit to the other game in town was in order. The report: Weather model had today pegged for sustained winds of 15 or so. I called bullshit and set my alarm...that stuff last night couldn't hold up into today. For once I had it right. Lone at first light was a waterskier's dream...pure glass. No wind, no rain, no nothing. Stayed that way first 3 hrs and I had the place to myself all morning. Anyhow, enough small talk. Given our now unseasonably warm weather, I had the bite picked to come on more each day throughout the week (I'm forever the hopeless optimistic). Good news is Lone seemed to behave that way. By no means did it act like November but for this time of year there were plenty of active fish. A little slow but nice and steady throughout the entire morning. Nearly all of them were the larger size. Lazy presentation again but the strikes were also lazy compared to Pass where the take was more pronounced. Fight wasn't exactly April-like but still better than mid-summer. Slow-dredging the bottom produced well, and the action was out away from shore. I know it's not a deep lake but I'd still recommend a faster sinking line in these conditions, long cast, and get it down there low & slow. For what it's worth, standard streamers (carey, leech, bugger) in dark colors (olv, blk, brn) would all work. Size 8 for me. These fish weren't moving around at all but were more than glad to take delivery. Best results came from relentless following of missed strikes. I found them tough to bury a hook in today but absolute pushovers when run over again and again. One of mine hit 3 times as I passed back and forth, then finally stuck on the 4th. So from what I've seen, Pass & Lone should both continue putting out in these temps, likely in better numbers each day till the next change. And certainly better than the put-n-take options. Sorry, can't speak for the salt. For you metalheads it ain't winter chrome but might curb the itch until the brown paint goes away. Hope that's helpful. Good luck out there!