Fishing in mid- February? Yes, in Northern Georgia on Lake Lanier ! Temperatures were in the mid 40s to mid 60s by afternoon. Fishing Stripers with live bait: Thread fin shad, gizard shad, blue back herring and trout in water from 30ft to 100 ft. Used Long lines with no weight, small sinkers, ballons, off boards and ran some down lines over side of boat with egg sinkers. Today I was a solo crew and was busy running lines, bring in 6 striper, losing four, a dozen other bites and netting the catch. These bruisers fight similar to salmon... just not as long of runs... you just have to keep them out of the submerged forest in Lake Lanier. :) This all was enough to get the juices going !!! Just a couple more months to launch of the RodMaster boat.