none of this is an exact science obviously ..... back in 2012 i was fishing with fresh herring on 3/20 and it was in the 70's.ok. tyvm. I heard it was length of daylight too for herring but I didn't put it together with the herring hitting sabikis @ 50 until now.
no fish that day but it was an early season and not many fish were caught after 5/1
the other monster influence is rain ..... an inch of rain turns the river brown and we lose almost a week of fishing
on top of all that the fishery has declined ..... i used to always experience a stretch of 4 or 5 days with an all out bite and double digit catches every one of those days. I haven't experienced that in many years. I always blamed it on weather, cold water etc but after having a few seasons with ideal conditions and the fishing was still off i now buy into the statement that the stock is down
after all that i'm ready to get off the computer and into the boat laughing7.gif