I fished out of my yak April 8-12. It was outstanding for trout. The size was back up and I got picky about the ones I kept. I targeted reds a little, but didn't get any. I did see a guide come into the marina with three, all at the upper end of the slot. I am hoping it's recovered. 2016 was terrible for me too.
It was encouraging because during that time the tides were slack and the moon was full at night. Everything was wrong, according to theory, but the bite was on.