Got out today for the first time in several weeks on a beautiful day after all the cold and rain we have had recently. Clear skies and 48 degrees when I got on the water just after 8 and warmed to upper 60's by afternoon, water temps 49 to 53 in most areas, tide was low and rising all day and water visibility was about 1' with the river stage at just below flood stage at 20.6' at Merrill. Couple of shorts and 1 keeper on a lizard in the first area I fished. Second area produced 5 decent fish on a watermelon candy chatter bait and 7-8 missed fish which is not something that happens often when I fish the chatter bait. Most were trying to go shallow and getting ready to spawn from the looks of them and definitely relating to the grass line in 3-6' of water. With the weather forecast calling for continued warming temps in the 60-70 degree range the females will be moving back in the shallows real soon.