Great spring fishing has arrived!
Pre-spawn bass are moving toward shallow spawning areas now in the warming water. Fish
deep water close by and move shallower until you start catching fish.
Spring is the best time of year to fish for trout. Many tailwaters, rivers and streams are heavily
stocked in spring so trout are plentiful and eager to strike.
Eating-size channel catfish and white bass are common catches in many rivers during early spring.
Floating Rapalas are good tools for catching walleyes in shallow rivers. Try various sizes and
colors until the fish confirm you’ve made the right choice.
It’s not uncommon to catch striped or hybrid-striped bass, like this one, when trolling rivers at
night. You’ll wake up quickly when these powerful fish strike.