When the leaf on a rasberry bush is the size of a mouses ear, the trout will start to bite.
The sea-run trout enter the river when the wild strawberries are on the lawn.
When the wind is from the north, the fish they do come forth.
When the wind is from the east, the fish they bite the least.
When the wind is from the south, it blows the bait into the fish's mouth.
When the wind is from the west, the fish they bite the best.
When the Maple buds are on the water it is time to use a Red Ibis.
When the cherry blossoms drop on the water salmon will take a white fly eagerly.
Once you start eating strawberries the big "Stawberry Run of Grilse" occurs.
When the pollen is on the water the shad are in.
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