Changes in the Season

Watching this fish eat our offering multiple times made it that much more special.  The fact that it ate in about 4 feet of water was even better. Photo Courtesy of Matt Benka.

Watching this fish eat our offering multiple times made it that much more special.  The fact that it ate in about 4 feet of water was even better. Photo Courtesy of Matt Benka.

The seasons we look forward to all winter long can come and go in the blink of an eye.  It wasn't that long ago I was driving around looking for a boat landing free of ice to launch and start chasing big browns.  Now, as I type this, my lap is full of Bucktail trimmings as I try and fill out my box with Clouser Minnows for the upcoming Smallmouth season.  It sometimes is hard to take everything in as it's happening, but it's important to take a step back when the smoke clears to reflect on those transpired events.  In this whirlwind month of April, the fishing was simply awesome. Those of you who got out to experience it with me saw the potential of this fishery, and at times I thought this is exactly what I've always dreamed of.  For now, we'll have to slide these spring memories back into our off-season dream reserve and focus on the next task at hand:  Pre Spawn Smallmouth.  It's time to change the season, and we're ready.