Compared to last spring and winter which was crazy warm, this spring has been much colder. There were a bunch of days in March where we had to deal with ice on the guides. Last year in March we were wearing t-shirts! April's been weird too. We had a couple days where it was in the 80's, then 2 days later we were fishing while it was snowing pretty hard! The fishing has been really good though, so we can't complain too much.
Our stocked trout fishing in March started off slow because of the cold temps, but fish were caught, and the fishing just kept getting better as the temps increased. Bows, browns, and brooks in NW PA and NE Ohio. Didn't get out for wild trout yet.
We also got out and fished for pike and walleye a handful of times this spring. Gotta love fish with teeth! Even caught my biggest walleye fly fishing!
Fished for steelhead a couple times in the Rocky, Chagrin, and Grand River watersheds and wasn't disappointed. Didn't make it to the PA tribs this spring, but the fishing's mostly better there in the fall anyways.
Sometimes the fish don't want their picture taken haha
Panfishing's been good. Crappie, gills, and some white bass. We hit the white bass run on a local river and caught a few fish each time, but nothing great. It's not over though. Also got our first big hybrid of the year!
So far our spring is going pretty good. Just need to add some wild trout to the mix, as well as some carp, bowfin, and more smallmouths(got a couple so far) and we're all set!