It’s time! If you’re like me you’ve been chomping at the bit to get the boat back in the water for some early season bass fishing and I did that just this past week. My center console winters over in my yard where I can work on it prior to getting it in the water and over to my slip in Garden State Marina in Point Pleasant. I made arrangements with my friends at Bridge Marine to pick up my boat on a specific day and do the make-ready work, which mostly consists of minor engine-related stuff. Then I spent a good portion of last week bottom painting, cleaning, waxing, system checks on the electronics, trim tabs, pumps and switches.