We've entered the time in PA where fishing is prohibited in "trout approved" waters so they can stock, which is 95% of the waters near were I live. The other 4.9% are warm water lakes (which in my opinion is an exercise in futility this time of year) and the other 0.1% is this small stream with no name that runs through State Game land. I haven't fished it yet, so maybe I'll hit it sometime this month. But slogging through mud to fish a stream of dubious quality..... let's just say I'm not feeling it right now.
Instead, I'll take this State-imposed time off to tie some flies, make some goals, plan some adventures, and hit the Philly Fly Fishing show later this month and drool over things I try my damnedest to convince myself I need.
What are you doing to prepare for the start of the season?