Gotta tell you, though they added a slot, my wife and I had some fairly good fishing this past weekend. We limited out within the slot and caught a bunch that were smaller then 14. The smallies were a gas too... nice and big and fighting hard. Fished shallow with plain lime green hook and leeches. All in all we caught about 30, the largest was 19.5 which we threw back, of course. It was really windy and there was a lot of boat traffic, but if you hung in there, they were biting aggressively. Some nice perch, northerns, rock bass and even a giant sucker were also caught and released.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988