I fished yesturday from 0700-1200 out of Waterview hoping for a little catch and release striper action. Water temp (surface) was 48 degrees at waterview and 49 at the Whitestone bridge. Cruised around from the ramp to the bridge for hours and only marked 1 fish on the Lowrance. It was like a ghost town out there. Got a little choppy towards the bridge so I didn't go any further. Gave the Yamaha its yearly tune up and it ran perfect so that was a plus. This time of the year is tricky, one day the rivers empty and the next it can be loaded. These scouting missions are always fun cause you never know what you'll run into. Back to tying flies for another few days. Might have been all that rain that pushed everything out. Does anyone know if we're required to bend the barbs down this time of the year? I did it just to be safe, but just curious. Hope all are well after this long winter.