I have worked out my secd. and will attend the get-together rrbski's putting on Feb. the 8th.. Also the C.A.G./G.F.O. outtings i will only miss two of them(June & Aug.), the rest i will be there from friday-sunday for each one. Anyone making thier own baits? if so what are you going to try this year for carp? Im going to be lost for awhile during these first outtings as i have a new full set of gear that has'nt seen water yet and i am not used to yet either...should be one heck of a learing curve..lol As far as baits for me, im going to each outting prepared for anything...last year at the East Harbor outting i got skunked hard setting next to Bob & Richie..but thats ok, i learned a heck of a lot and had lots of fun. They were doing very well with Packbaits..which of course i didnt have with me, this year im going to have a few different kinds just incase . Also i have made up and froze some of my own boilies(but i need MORE), i have a big 50lb bag of maise ready to be boiled prepared with some flavors(im going to try to bring atleast 4-5 different flavors of corn to each outting) which ones im not sure yet? Rigs..well ive tied up a bunch already using some different hook styles like the D-rig hook for "pop-ups", plus im trying to get a bunch of different types of hook links together to try out. I m going to add a few new things to my tackle bag to try this year, one is floating baits with natural cork floats(have heard of some big carp taking by other C.A.G. members using this method up at East Harbor after the outting last year). Bob(rrbski) what can i add to my boilie mix to get them to float for "pop-ups"???? I still have some gear to buy for carpin, mostly a shelter for those cold windy days like last year at East Harbor, plus those rainy days i know we will see during the summer outtings, plus those really hot days with no shade around. Also Bob im making up a very nice tri-pod that we can use to weigh fish on..will be high enough so that many kinds of weigh sacks can be used, plus strong enough to hold even your big fish for each outting I would like to get my own weigh sack and landing net..and maybe a nice cart to haul my gear around when moving spots..other than that im set for a long season of carping .