It will warm quickly if Spring ever gets here. Right now, May might be right. I don't think they are catching/releasing very many stripers with water temperatures where they are. Catching plenty with gill nets, so the fish are here, just not biting yet.
I am on the Piankatank River above the Rt.3 bridge and I started recording the water temp and it has been around 55 in last few days. I am using an outdoor therm and hanging it in water about 12" below the surface. Also have been watching the Osprey and what they are catching. Shouldn't be long now.,Good thing, cabin fever is getting pretty bad.