Well, several thousand springer's in upper river now. Lots of lead chuckers (2oz and beads on 4-6 foot leaders) trying their luck. Have hooked 3 so far; first one darn near spooled me, the second was landed and released, the third one actually broke a Type IV sinking head. That will teach me to go to 20# tippet material.
Bad news is to increase the "sportsman catch" the game dept has opened up the very top end section (beyond what used to be the deadline) to fishing. Now the buggers are packed into a narrow strech of water and the twits will be using heavy spoons and treb. hooks .... and it's legal. Go figure.
Will go up there to night just so I can watch the zoo unfold; don't expect it to be pretty.