A quick update: Fishing still sucks here. High water and seasonal stream closures have effectively kept me off of the productive waters. The closures won't be lifted until May 15, when most of the gamefish species are open to harvest. If stream conditions don't improve by then I'm gonna go postal. This early spring has really chunked things up bad. FML.
On the plus side, John Montana is still kicking ass. A 25 pounder last weekend; the smallest fish coming in at 14. A 30+ pounder was hooked by one of the group that trip, but not landed. Water is a bit cold yet, but the timing should be about close to perfect for when I arrive next week. I need to do some sumo wrestling.