Yep their here. But not in those numbers yet...my bet is that they were mostly mud shad (gizzard shad). It's pretty hard to cast right now without snagging one. The Hickorys are here....but the water is a little muddy for them and the temp is still a bit low.
i caught a couple hickory for every 10 mud. in fact, one of the hickory's was the only mouth caught fish.
tunnel rock is over on the fred side above rt 1 bridge. yes, it is only catch and release up there. i don't keep much anymore anyway. the mud shad were fun on the ultra light and the few hickory i caught, though smaller, fought even better.
more today, i have pics that i will share when i get a moment.
i grew up in and around the river there. tunnel rock has a tunnel under it. just slightly upriver from jumping rock. in high school we would drink too much and dive under it in the middle of the night.
Today: about 20 mud shad (snagged) about 40 hickorys (10ish snagged, 30 with a sore jaw) (about 5 hours)
Hot colors were chartruese and white darts, red and white darts, hot pink and yellow darts, and gold spoons. In the early season like this changing colors often resulted in more hits, and today was no exception. All white darts and jiggs got completely ignored and silver spoons only got a couple of hits. All hickorys were caught in the current or current seam, once in the slow stuff it was mud shad city.
OF COURSE tomorrow everything could be different......especially if we get the rain that is called for.