Well, I did not get the skunk off the boat but I was on the water, so bonus. I was going to take the kayak but for $7 more I rented one of their rowboats and put my trolling motor on it. They want to inspect anything going in the water, so keep that in mind and mention it to them prior to heading to the dock. My TM passed the muscle inspection and so did I. None either place. I met a local who fishes there weekly and he recommended going with a "dark grub" off the bottom so I threw a TRD in dark green with no luck. I also through half of everything else I brought. Maybe it's me... Oh yeah, those damn carp decided to help me understand my frustration with occasional breaches next to the boat, accompanied by a nice "moan" - yeah, I get it. I didn't feel completely defeated as he fishes there weekly and managed 3 before the heat got us both off the lake. When he rowed over to show me what he was using - solid black Ika / skirt down (away from the ned head) / TX rigged - he also mentioned a swivel and from what I saw, this is it. Swinging Weedless Ned Head. Flatlands Tackle Swinging Weedless Ned Heads 1/0 3pk - Tackle Warehouse Anyway, I got on the water with great sunrise views and didn't sit on my couch. Learned something and met another decent human willing to share some secrets.