There is a thread entitled "My Old Pappy Used To Say" from a month or so back (as of tonight it was on page 3 last updated 02/07/2005)that had some good info from a few posters on that exact topic--might give that a peek. If you read that post then what would be your answer to top 3 lures/bait for all year open water season for any of the species mentioned that you fish?
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark