A big storm is brewing but it looks like it will pass offshore and only give us a dusting of snow. Mike L. and I gave the pre-season trout a try Sunday. There still is some ice and snow on the ground in the country but the 37 degree temperature did not feel so bad. Mike caught one right away about sixteen inches, and I hooked up a few seconds later with a 20 inch hold over rainbow that made the day. As the day wore on the stream became crowded with anglers and we headed home.