We have been carless for a while which isn't such a big deal when you've got a pair of avid bikers, but loading up the gear for a trip to the lake is pretty tough. We hit Vallecito yesterday for some nice spring rainbows and we are heading to our favorite lake today for some top notch groceries. Spring is a magnificent time to fish before the water starts rising. The crowds of the San Juan River are just about as small as they get, with the old timers being afraid of a lil wind. For those of us who don't limit ourselves by exclusively fly fishing, there are great times to be had on the Juan throwing light jigs with light spinning gear. You can fish deeper water, cast in the wind, and get dirty looks that will keep you warm inside all year long.