Every angler our on-the-water crew approaches is making a big deal about water temperature. Warmer temps mean fish on the move and more of an opportunity to get bit.
Most of these guys are relying on the temperature to move up before this gets started Friday.
In Pennsylvania they have Punxsutawney Phil as their harbinger of spring. In Louisiana (and I am making this up) it's Alvin Alligator.
He actually made an appearance today near Allan Glasgow on Practice Day. Glasgow's Marhsall, Ben Pettus, shot this photo with his phone as they neared Alvin. He's the one that looks more like a gator than a log.
No word on whether the gator saw his shadow or not. But it is a great indicator that things are warming up on the Red River.