Hit a local river, but quickly discovered that water temperatures were considerably higher than I hoped. I immediately knew I had little if no chance for trout.
I did land three smallies though. I practiced playing them in swifter moving currents, which turned out to be a fun challenge. All were caught using streamers. I did notice a few caddisflies though, one hatched on the water and flew right at me. Another I saw a bit further off. Tied on a Goddard Caddis, but no such luck with the dries.
Area: Large river.
Water: Levels slightly high, water felt warm (70?)
Weather: Upper 60s, overcast, slight drizzle.
Fish: Three smallies (black nosed dace, size 10).