Welcome to the fish rap time warp, where I bring you last week's news written yesterday to tell you about the upcoming weekend.
There's truth to the madness. You see, most people fish on weekends, myself included. So, much of the fishing report is hearing midweek how people did the previous weekend. Then I check the weather and a calendar and put all that data in a blender and push the on button.
It works better during winter when the choices are freezing or frozen, and during summer when it's hot or hotter.
But during spring? Holy smokes, it can make me look goofier than a drunk monkey on roller skates.
I make this confession because if you read the cover story, I guessed wrong on an early season bass trip. But now I am basically telling you bass should be biting because it's a week later and 20 degrees warmer.
Am I right? Time will tell. But rivers are winding down and so is steelhead fishing, and it's tough to beat spending a warm, sunny day on a reservoir fishing for your favorite quarry.
I'm honestly starting to hear good things about reservoirs, and if you want to head across the border, I heard good reports out of eastern Oregon reservoirs, too.
Here's my disclaimer: Reservoirs are fickle beasts. One day I can catch fish like I have a fly straight from the hand of God, and others I can't buy a fish if my life depended on it. I'm guessing reservoirs can be like that for you, too.
But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. When fish decide to bite, you want to be there, don't you?