Fished a small creek northwest of Cincinnati yesterday. Best smallie fishing I have experienced on a fly for this early in the year. Found a lot of good bass holding in the heads of pools near exposed rock that helped to warm the water a bit. They came to a small Foxee Redd clouser minnow (size 8) fished with a hopping retrieve just over the bottom to imitate a johnny darter. Crayfish in evidence and one of the bass coughed up a crawdad snack - the RR clouser is also an excellent crayfish imitation. Fished from 11 to 3, water temp 60 climbing to 63, took 23 fish all told. Anyone else getting on the water? Joe C.