Fished the Mad today between 10AM and 1PM. The river looked great. It was up and moving with just enough color for the bite to be ON! Used spinning gear and threw a black Roostertail all morning. Caught my first fish of 2005, and caught a total of 28 browns. I covered a lot of water today, and only caught a couple from each hole (it would have been easy to catch a lot more stockers at each hole). Most of the fish were under 8", but I did manage to luck into 5 that were over 12". I even got my personal best from the Mad today. Now, I know it doesn't look like much, but after catching dinks all day, a 16" brown looks like a MONSTER! I guess that I should have taken the fly rod today, they were biting so well that I might have actually caught one with the long rod.