historically much bigger fish are caught during the late january to late february time period. I dont know why, but I have just gathered that from others over time. I am sure Major or Chuck can give you the scientific answer. full of complex equations of course wink:
Its true the fishing is better in the winter for more and bigger fish, I think the main reason for this is because of the amount of natural food flowing through the river in the spring and summer is so abundant :? well thats my story and im sticking to it :mrgreen:
Bigger fish are available because there is less natural food in the river. They come to eat the excess food from the pens. Its not that the fish are bigger it is that they are congregated rather than spread out and therefore the bigger fish are congregated in an area you can target.
Any winter weekend is fine, you'll catch fish. It's all about priorities. Three day weekend to travel, meet some great people, and catch huge trout, OR observe a manufactured "holiday" that serves no purpose other than getting men in trouble...
ya I am wondering how it will be there cause here in cheney we had college canceled monday, uesday and thursday because of snow and we have about 2 feet on the ground still with more to come this weekend.... Drive safe if you come over cause it could be pretty bad!