We had over 60 degree air temps in northern Virginia yesterday. The snow is almost all melted. The rivers aren't stained green for Spring yet, but that's not more than a week or two away I'm betting. I'm hoping that the ice is mostly off the moving water.
I'm looking forward to some smallmouth pre-spawn hunger. I've had good luck in the past with large bucktail jigs right up against sun-warmth-sucking rocks. This year I'm going to try a similar approach but use a fly-rod and weighted bass bugs.
It's an exciting time of year.
- Big D