Spring is always a joyous time of the year and brings renewed energy to my sprit. The ice went out early this year on Prairie Lake (April 2nd). After the chores are done and the spring cleanup and raking, it is time to get that boat motor running and get on the lake. The crappies and blue gills are biting in the afternoons in the shallows. If you don't have the boat, get the bike out (either the pedal kind or your Harley) and take a ride and enjoy the sunshine. We look forward to a great year and hopefully all our members enjoy the new website. Please send us your how to's, recipes, pictures and enjoy the CU Talk Forum. Coots Unlimited was created to share, collaborate and B.S. about the great outdoors. I look forward to seeing you at the banquet this year. -Big Shooter.