I don't use it either but a little info for you boys down south. I live in southern Manitoba, Canada. We are having an unusually mild winter........ generally the ponds and small lakes would be frozen by now and some snow..................... no snow yet and most water bodies are open. The birds are still in here heavy.
Was 45F here yesterday and suppose to be around the same today, then dropping down around freezing after that. No real snow in the forecast at present.
Birds could be a bit slow working their way south this fall.
My report for what it is worth.