I've been babbling like an idiot lately about how I am predicting a warm, sunny spring and acting like I am some kind of seer. All you've had to do lately is look outside to figure that one out.
But after several days of perfect spring weather, the weekend looks cooler and probably wet.
So what does that mean to fishing? That's the $84 question, which is about what it takes to fill the ol' Dodge pickup, and somehow I seem to burn a tank full on each fishing excursion.
But since I am in seer mode, here's how I am seering things.
I think we've reached the point in spring where the fish have woken up, stretched, yawned, eaten a hearty meal or two, and now they're ready to get on with life after the cold winter.
I don't think one weekend of chilly weather is going to stop them.
Yeah, the weather is likely to affect how they behave at some point during a day, but if you go out and fish hard this weekend, you probably stand a decent chance of catching fish even if it's not sunny and 65.
If you're expecting fishing to be stupid good, you may be disappointed. You can usually count on that sometime in May where any place you go and whatever you use will likely catch something, and possibly a lot. Crappie, I'm looking at you.
Of course, I am a cross between an optimist and a moron, so you can take this at face value. I often talk myself into going when the weather doesn't look perfect by falling back on my old saying: If you wait until the weather is perfect, you rarely go.
Me and the Dodge are going, and we will let you know how it goes.