curt-t-o, I have gotten some supplies from Net Craft, but most from Barlows Tackle. I don't fish the spawn. I may hit the end of it off my north shore but mostly post spawn. I usually start mid-April when the water is still high. They usually get going good around the end of April or the first part of May. I find they are present on that shore until mid-June. Then they start to sparse up. I find the white bass mixed with them. Some nice LM can be had there during their pre-spawn too. I like to walk out on my lawn in my cow barn boots and hope the water is lapping into my yard. Mornings and evenings seem best. I have got some eyes off of slip bobber rigs with crawlers too, but you can cover a lot more water casting. If you can keep the cats off of the rig. LOL.