Happy Bday Kil!!! Hopefully you are surviving the cold NJ air. Our coorporate is in Pine Brook, everytimg I talk to them they are sick.... Hope to get to fish next to you one day, so I may learn some "jedi jig tricks".... Take Care.
Actually I missed fishing in icy weather for a long time as it has been mild in winter here. I don't know when I went ice fishing in NJ because of no safe ice on lakes. When we went on boats, we had to soak rods in water as all guides are frozen. There were times the boats had to turn back as they couldn't get out the harbor because of ice.
Our group plan to go cod fishing out of Cape Cod, MA in freezing weather this Sunday.
They are pretty hardcore fishermen.