"If this is it, dew-wop, let me know, if this isn't love, well then just say so."
Song by "Huey Lewis And The News"
Well this is it! When this weather breaks and air temperatures climb back into the 60 F range the trout will begin to surface feed. Everything will began to bite, including the black flies. Mid May has always be my traditional start of all trout activity. Global warming has been hard on my predictions, however this season we've been waiting for the May snows to melt.
Some rivers will be affected by the on and off added precipitation, but those rivers, or parts of the rivers, below their banks and have settled out are the streams to fish. Water Temperatures are in the high 40's F to mid 50's F range and will warm by the end of the week. Later this week warmer temperatures are going to be the rule. BWOs, Drakes, Adams para, are a good start, but have those nymphs in the fly box as insurance. I will land a few Brook trout this week...pictures to follow... fish frisky my friends.
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.