Yesterday morning the wife said she was feeling well and my back was kinda sorta better so I decided to go fishing at a local lake. I wanted to test some colors on the new (for me) 2.25 inch silver fish. I got to the lake and the wind was a ferocious 15 to 25 with gusts over 30. This made fishing with my favorite jig heads problematic (1.32 oz) as the wind would simply skate the jig across the surface. I went to 1/16th and had much betterluck. The silverfish has been a hoot trying different retrieval styles most of which are somewhat successful. It seems that a countdown method with a slow steady rate of retrieve with twitches worked the best. Blue ice over chrome, and a clear w/black and green flake over a gree hi lite were the best colors. I also threw my little 2 inch curly tail (never leave home without it). I was quite impressed with a new rod I bought last year but rarely used it (back surgery). I was a 7 foot Berkley lightning (trout series) light action). Casted 1/32 jigs with ease when the wind werent wearin my butt out. When I was able to cast successfully, hungry juvenile bass swarmed all over it before the crappie had a chance. I caught 13 bass, several more threw the hook, 3 bull bluegills, and 3 very healthy crappie. The panfish were invited home for dinner. I think I over did it a little bit as my back was pretty sore but the grin on my face was worth it. I will rest up for a few days and get back at it. Hope you all had a great easter!