The first two days of May will offer some exquisit fishing, according to the Farmers' Almanac's Fishing Calendar.
The best fishing will begin during the evening May 1 and continue overnight into the morning May 2. The following day is predicted to be poor, but the remainder of the week looks fair before things heat up again May 9-10. The morning bite will be best May 9, while the evening bite will produce better on May 10, according to the calendar.
There will be two more solid evenings of fishing on May 27-28 that anglers will want to plan on before a rough start to June.
Weather-wise, things are looking to dry out a bit during the first week of May, though an afternoon thunderstorm will be possible May 2, according to Accuweather.com.
A cold front will sweep in May 7 with heavy clouds and a few sprinkles possible. May 10 looks to be cloudy and possibly rainy, but the sun will be back out for the most part from May 11-20. A strong warm front may bring in some stormy weather May 21-22, with the high predicted to jump up from 76 to 89 degrees between Saturday and Sunday.
Temps will dip back down into the 70s May 23-27 but are expected to heat up to the 80s again with abundant sunshine in the final week of May.
May 27 looks to be partly sunny and humid with a high of 78 and May 28 will see a high of 83 with some sun and humid, but a t-storm possible.
With the recent rains, anglers have been having some success catching catfish on the Shawnee State Fishing Lake. Remember to fish darker colors on overcast days, especially when topwater fishing.