Spring can often be maddening for the smallmouth angler. The warming trend that awakens our quarry from its winter slumber often comes in fits and starts - a handful of 60 degree sunny days followed by a cold front that shuts down the bite. To add insult to injury those warm days with so much promise for bronze action seem to occur during the work week with weekends characterized by cold overcast weather. Research reveals the first few days where water temps are in the mid- to upper-40s marks the early pre-spawn. The ten day forecast suggests late next week will bring a warming trend, breaking out from the current 45/25 high/low pattern, with air temps reaching 60 degrees with sun. Curious if anyone has been out lately and taken a stream or river temperature reading, and can comment on projected water temps next week if the forecast holds.