Nice fresh chromer!
Save the egg sacks for tough days. It's way more fun to catch on flies, beads, and artificials. Not saying I'm against eggs (click me
) just saying it's more fun with other lures.
Personally, I'd skip the spinning gear altogether. Read up on float fishing, if you are truly interested in numbers and size. A baitcaster or centre pin rig works great for this. PM me or start a new thread (don't want to steal your thunder here!). And keep up with the flyrod. Each are equally useful tools to get to these fish.
Keep those spots you find close secrets. Trust me on that one. I can't tell you how many good secret spots became "community holes" with just a few internet posts, LOL.
Congrats, and welcome to the club. You just found a great way to shorted winter!