The preparation cycle is now in full swing. I have placed my order with Strike-Zone for leaders, lines, bait catchers, swivels, hooks, etc. MISS JENN IV is getting a new helm and will soon be in for her yearly physical – wash, polish, oil, plugs and lube. I can’t forget the trailer – lights, brakes, lube, air pressure including the spare, and tire rotation. My daughter and I added air shocks to the Silverado, can’t wait to see how they work. Rods have to be cleaned, reels have to be lubed and spooled, and rigs need to be tied. Ah, spring is in the air. Can menhaden be far behind?