I fished from 1PM to 4PM. I saw only two other guys out there today. It was cold. I saw 10 other fish caught. I caught 2 and lost 3 myself. I caught two fish on a size 6 Carey Special, and one fish on a size 12 clown leech dropper (white with red painted beadhead). The fish I caught on the clown leech was the biggest brown I have caught in my life. It was 22 1/2 inches long and my wifes brother was there with me and he had a shiny new digital fish scale that he got for his birthday last month. That brown weighed in at 3.71 lbs. I put a chemical handwarmer in between sock layers which helped out a lot. I was toasty warm until the wind started to blow a bit about 2 PM. Fighting the fish was really difficult. On the bigger fish I had a problem with them once I ran out of stripped line and needed to use the reel. That sucker was frozen solid and I kept having to dip it into the water to thaw it. Two of the fish I lost were because of the reel being frozen and I had been extremely careful to not dip it up to the point of it not working. Every cast I would have to dip the rod to thaw the guides and then shake it or no line would move out. Fun day! I wont be using my 4 wt in the winter again. That reel is a definite problem. It is a cheap Cortland and freezes up bad.