This has been a brutal winter and spring. Spawning rules are very controversial with some fishermen believing it comes with the time of the year; basically length of the daylight hours. Some believe it’s the full moon. Water temperature is another theory. Different factors cause more confusion.
So what does this mean to us in 2014? Most regions have had a later-than-normal spawn indicating water temperatures are at least part of the puzzle. Therefore, if you are in a region where spawning has not yet taken place, you better be ready to pull the trigger quickly. If spring weather comes in fast as it should now, water temperatures will come up quickly resulting quick spawn. You need to be ready.