Every winter thaw I go through this...waiting for the fish to wake up.
Actually, I think it's more like waiting for the water to warm up. Most of the waters inland are warm any way, so I usually know things are picking up when I see the panfish swimming around in the shallows. So far, they've been invisible to me.
Still a wee bit early, but I'll be heading out soon and see if the fishies are up for some hook and feather goodness.