Hello Johnny! I'm still hoping to come fish EM a few times this year. Love that lake. FYI, until someone posted on TFF in 2009 that they fished for whites all year round, I put up my rods and reels away after Thanksgiving until March - believing you couldn't catch whites in the lakes during the winter months. After reading that post I began fishing in Dec-Jan-Feb, and to my surprise I could catch whites on structure - as shallow as 12 to 15 fow in December then in deeper water (20 to 27 fow) in Jan-Feb. For example, look at my post for Re: Cedar Creek Lake Jan 2018 posted on Jan 23. Water temp was 46.2 degrees and I was able to find fish in 24-27 fow on humps and catch 51. So, if you haven't tried, you might want to go check your structures to see it they are holding fish. They are hugging the bottom looking like little bumps. This is definitely not dead-sticking, but structure fishing like you and I do, although thumping the boat does help. Just a thought for you to consider. Hope we can fish together again sometime.