Well for starters it's Winter C&R Season.. Which starts on Jan. 1st here in Minnesota... after 3 months of no trout fishing season from oct-dec.. So far the season has been nothing sort of pleasing to any trout fisherman in Minnesota.. barely have we seen single digits so far this year.. let a lone days that didn't at least reach 32*... Much better than years past of 5-15* days being the "prime" winter days to trout fish and above freezing temps are nothing short of luxurious on any given average Jan/Feb day.. But this year has been nothing even close to resembling an average winter.. Hell you couldn't have even seen more than a patch of snow here and there up until 2 weeks ago!
Either way.. With the weather the way it has been.. It's still Winter.. and the water is still gin clear.. and the water is still cold... they are either on.. or they are not.. Have had a couple skunked days.. But after 3 months of not fishing.. I'll take the "casting practice".. and the scenery is always nice.. only those who understand truly get that a day of no fish can still be a great day on the water... Anyways.. Enough rambling from me..