I don't care to fish in temps below 40*, but will give kudos to those that do. I sure wish that spring would show up and I could start fishing water that isn't frozen! There are some people near me that are fishing the Lk. Mich shore at Navy Pier in Chi, and catching Perch. Good for them, I choose to stay indoors until the air temp is around 50* Call me a wimp if you choose, I consider it smart!