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Confused about seasons

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I am confused about when the seasons actually end. Approved waters non approved?

Posted on: 2013/10/22 22:34


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Approved trout waters open to fishing and harvest from opening of reg. trout season in April, until February 28 of the next year. Decreased limit from Labor Day through Feb 28. (3 instead of 5)

Non-approved, Class A or whatever else open to fishing ALL YEAR. Just only open to harvest from Regular opener in April until Labor Day. No kill after that.

Hope that helps you. It is made to sound more confusing than it actually is.

Posted on: 2013/10/22 23:31


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The (not so) short version:

The regular trout season on Approved Trout Waters (ATW) ends on Labor day (this is the season when you can harvest five trout); the "extended season" on ATWs continues from Labor Day to Feb 28 (this is when you can harvest up to 3 trout). From 1 March to opening day, what is called "closed season," there is no fishing, including catch and release, allowed on ATWs

For non ATWs including Class A, the regular season is the same as above. For the extended season on non ATWs, however, you must release all trout. During the closed season, you can fish Class A and Wilderness stream sections on a C&R basis.....and it is generally believed that this is true for non ATWs during this time as well (all though there is some debate over this - see other threads on the topic on this forum if you want to study the debate and details).

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Thank you both... That does clear it up.
Can't wait to slide down a snow drift and walk a icy creek.

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JVenezia wrote:
Thank you both... That does clear it up.
Can't wait to slide down a snow drift and walk a icy creek.


Some of the more enjoyable times to be on the stream, IMHO. Fish are less active but so are the fisherpeople. I particularly enjoy fishing when it is snowing and the world is somewhat muted because the snow is absorbing some of the sound.

Posted on: 2013/10/23 8:18


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Some of the more enjoyable times to be on the stream, IMHO. Fish are less active but so are the fisherpeople. I particularly enjoy fishing when it is snowing and the world is somewhat muted because the snow is absorbing some of the sound.


Well said sir. Winter fishing is the greatest!

Posted on: 2013/10/23 8:22
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I love winter fishing. I was thinking that January and Feb. seem to be my busiest times on the spring creeks of CV as well. The crowds just aren't there. First time I fished Big Spring, Sal and I had the place to ourselves. 7" of snow, 55 degree water, and no people.


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I love it when it is so quiet that you can hear snow flakes hitting tree branches. The cold does not bother me and as much as Autumn scenery is great....Winter scenery is just as photogenic.

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Disagree about the scenery, but I completely agree about the silence. I notice that when I'm up at the cabin in the middle of a snow. The sound of snowflakes is almost startling at first.

This is getting ole' Squatch in the holiday spirit!

Posted on: 2013/10/23 9:01


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I totally agree on the winter fishing. Flyfishing has become a year round passion for me. This past winter was the first I really ever targeted trout during the months of January and February and I really enjoyed the solitude of it. I'm sure I will be buying my license right around New Years Day.

Posted on: 2013/10/23 9:14


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C'mon Squatch...be a Yeti. You know this looks awesome

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Posted on: 2013/10/23 9:28
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Love winter trout fishing for all the reasons above.

Looking forward to getting back to my traditional birthday fishing trip on New Years Day, missed the last two :(

Posted on: 2013/10/23 11:01
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eh, gotta go with Squatch here.

Winter scenery - I think a BIG snow is pretty at first. Everything has that rounded, sand dune look to it, untouched, and EVERYTHING is white. But that usually only lasts a few hours. by the time the roads get plowed, the animals track up the woods, the snow falls off the trees and all vertical surfaces, etc., then it's just a mess.

That said, I love the solitude of winter fishing. And yes, the silence that a soft snow cover brings. And that warm feeling you get after being out in the cold all day and going indoors and putting on some warm, comfortable clothes.

Posted on: 2013/10/23 12:23


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The seaon ends the Day after Labor day for all streams except streams open during the extended season and unstocked water. All Unstocked water is closed to harvest during the period from The day after Labor Day until the following opening day. Extend season streams are open from Labor Day until the First of March. They are then closed until Opening Day.
Then there are a few open to year round streams.
All Special Regs. Streams are open year round.

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the things i like about winter fishing are the late starts after a hearty breakfast and the fact that every single fish is precious. every one is a bonus.

hot sweet tea back in the van with the heater on and watching the snow fall is pretty special too.

especially with a wee nip of Jamesons in it.

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