The recent warm rains have gotten me curious enough to check the soil temps. I checked the soil temperature change for Warren county over this past week. All of these checks were made early between 6-8:00 am. On 2/9 it was 32.7, 2/12 was 35.4 and amazingly on 2/15 at 6:00 am the soil temps had risen to 54.0 following the warm rains. Guys, it won't be long now. I found my 1st black last year on 3/3 albeit really small. The current soil temps are currently ahead of last year at this time and I don't see any really cold snap forecasted for the next 15 days. I'm predicting that one of us on this board will be posting a find before 3/1 this year!