Took my boys and Kastin' Kenny out for the 2008 maiden voyage and did pretty well. Ben was in for about 26 bluegills, I had a similar amount and about 6 small cats, Kenny had about a dozen 'gils and a couple of cats and Alex grabbed the only sunfish and a few 'gils. Water temp was 63 but the air temp was much colder. Only stayed out for about an hour and a half as Kenny had to work and Ben got cold. Not bad for a first trip out with the boat.