Ahhhh spring. The snow and ice are mostly melted but the lakes are still too chilly to fish. Time to check a few creeks. No, not for brookies. Suckers! These fish are the perfect cure for cabin fever. They run in big numbers and fight as hard as any stream trout. Make fresh fish cakes, fire up the smoker or vacuum seal some for Catfish cutbait. I like a #2 circle hook and a 12" leader of 6# fluorocarbon below a swivel and a small egg sinker. Timing is everything so keep moving or come back after a day or two if the bite isn't going. It's a great time to get out.