this is the time of year to get your fishing gear ready for catching big trout in these rivers. Many times about the middle of Feburary through March, shad pour through the dams and ALL the fish love them. Wounded or dead shad imitations work great. The most common artificial is white jigs. If you hunt during the rut, then you'll fish for big trout during Febuary through March. But PLEASE bring your digital camera and practice catch & release.