Multiple days of rain, and a couple more expected, are going to give us some of the worst conditions you'd want for a very early spring bite. The influx of cold, muddy water from as much as 6 inches of rain in places, is sending creeks and rivers overflowing, and a lot of this water is running straight into our reservoirs. This will make catching fish a challenge, and certainly slow down what might have been a good early bite for a variety of species. Places that will likely hold up best include small pits and ponds, as well as northern natural lakes.
Here's a look below the spillway Thursday of a local reservoir, and a few fish caught so far this February from a mix of smaller waters that unfroze first, and that are still providing good fishing despite all the wetness.