Or at least it will be in the morning at Tom Bass Park in Harris County. And in many other locales in Texas over the next few days, weeks and months. See my previous posts on the subject, starting here EARLY TEXAS TROUT RELEASES 2009.
Right now, in South Texas, Central Texas and the Hill Country, it's perfect weather to make those rainbows snappy, perky and hungry. Cold and rainy. Some forecasts are calling for possibly snow. Let me tell you that this is the ideal time to head out for Texas Rainbow Trout. When it is sleeting or lightly snowing and cold, it's even better than when it is rainy and cold. You can take a trout out of the mountains but you can't take the mountain cold and snow out of the genes of the trout.
It's their thing. When it is in the 20's and 30's in those more northern states, where trout live year round in lakes, ponds, streams and rivers, they are on the feed for the winter still. I'm convinced that genetically, it lives on.
So the next few days are ideal for trout fishing. Billy Ray and I have plotted our various windows, and barring an ice out, we'll be fishing either friday or saturday mornings or both. We've got our spot picked out, and we're ready to hit the highway early to be at the place before sunup.
I'll let cha' know how it goes. If it does ice up, everything changes as far as traveling goes.