I'm so eager I tried the Parker this weekend with a five weight and a sink tip. It turned out to be a session of casting practice but I needed it. On the North Shore it's rare to see Schoolies before the end of April. Brookies seem to be a North Shore tradition in early April, a friend's father showed us some good spots as kids for spring fishing in Byfield and Newbury.
Don't forget the lowly Shad though, I can remember catching them in March from PI by the boat docks and to the right of the PI jetty in the wash. They're a good fight on a five weight.