To answer the other question...just got back about 2 months ago.
Kings are being caught off the beaches, the remains of the last of the silvers are still milling about the lakes, it's 8 degrees, snowing, the wind is about 25kts and getting stronger. The forcasted wind chill for tonight and tomorrow is -20. I tried for some dollies or rainbows about a week ago and my line froze after about 5 cast. I've gotton some reports about recent sthealheads being caught on the buskin, took my dog out the other day and could only find small stretches that arn't iced over.
It's nice to be back...just wish I could transfer during the summer months.