Life jacket lesson, your most important piece of equipment
The weather is cold and hot this time of year, and the fishing can be the same way. Streaky, inconsistent and uneven until the first warm stretch of weather brings April into May. One thing that should not be inconsistent is the attitude of anglers toward boat safety at this time of year. As most rivers have opened up and the icy grip of winter is weakening on many lakes, angler excitement to put a boat on the water is at its seasonal peak.
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