The first day of spring has come and gone, and while some of the country still feels like it's over its head with winter, much of the country is starting to thaw out.
The first day of spring was officially March 20th, a day earlier than many of us are used to.
But for much of the country, the fishing doesn't get underway until the last Saturday in April. So there's still time before the general trout season gets underway for most of us.
At the same time, there are many year-round fisheries that are starting to thaw out. Waters out west, where things are starting to really feel like spring and the trout are starting to rise again now that the sun is out and the bugs are bouncing on the surface.
Because people have already been asking, I'd suggest California's year-round fisheries if you're looking to wet a line this month.
I hear the fishing is starting to get going on the Kern River, and you can't go wrong fly fishing for trout, crappie and bass on the Golden State's countless lakes.
According to the Fresno Bee, Don Pedro bass and trout are the best bet.
Up on the Kern and Lake Isabella, the Bee reports the trout bite is starting to turn around. It also noted that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a project schedule for the dam reconstruction to be completed by 2016, which is interesting.
Trout plants are current scheduled in Calaveras, Fresno, Mariposa, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Tulare and Tuolumne counties, so you know this trend of trout bites in California is only going to continue as things warm up this spring.