I think you may be right. My dad went out with a friend in MA11 yesterday and came home with nothing after six hours, although he was seeing a few fish caught. I believe between his friend and him they may have had only 2-3 hits. They were also not fly fishing. Personally, I think Silvers and Pinks are grand. The caveat to this is I haven't tried making caviar out of any other type of roe!