We said to heck with the weather and went to a nearby river to see if the White Bass had moved upstream on their spawning run. Of course we were checking to see if the Neosho-strain smallmouth had decided to come out as well.
The stream was in great shape with a decent flow, but it was still in the low 50F’s. Still a bit cold for things to start properly moving but that will begin to change soon.
Unfortunately, no fish were caught, although we did run across a few fingerling smallmouth bass romping around in the shallows.
Needless to say…we just needed to get out!