They're out there! My sons and I have had a great time on the river the last two weekends. Deer cross, herons are fishing, and the water is low and fairly clear. Spotted garpike cruisin the shallows too. We've landed 4 smallies and had a few others get away (still fun). Probably 3 total hours of fishing so far this year, but we're heading out there later today. Sidecut produces regularly for us. Looking forward to more adventures on the river.