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Opening Days for Spring Fishing 2011

Published by Dave Kile [dkile] on 03/30/2011 (2954 reads)
trout seasonFor 18 counties across southeastern Pennsylvania the opening day for trout begins on April 2. This is a time honored event for many and signals the beginning of spring and the official start to the fishing season. Usually, this is a good day for me to clean the garage or do my hair. Although I am not a big fan of the crowds, It is a great opportunity for the masses to get out and hit the many approved trout waters.

The 18 counties open April 2 include: Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and York.

Opening day for the rest of Pennsylvania begins on April 2 (correction April 16). This provides a sort of double-header in April and encourages me to then clean the basement or give the dog a bath.

New York actually sneaks in opening day on Friday, April 1. New Jersey has their opening day on April 9. Maryland has a staggered opening depending on the stream.

So let the games begin!

Photograph provided by Afishinado
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Published: 2011/3/30 13:06  Updated: 2011/3/30 13:06
Joined: 12/03/2009
From: Cato, NY
Comments: 1025
 Re: Opening Days for Spring Fishing 2011
I believe opening day for the rest of PA is April 16th.
Published: 2011/3/30 13:27  Updated: 2011/3/30 13:30
Joined: 04/22/2009
From: Southwest, Pa
Comments: 95
 Re: Opening Days for Spring Fishing 2011
That picture is comical. Ahhhhh the great outdoors!
Published: 2011/3/31 8:20  Updated: 2011/3/31 8:20
Joined: 06/25/2010
From: Gloversville, NY
Comments: 131
 Re: Opening Days for Spring Fishing 2011
Love the photo, and it sucks that we have a storm rolling in tonight, but did you really say do your hair? Either way, I may be fishing in the snow, but I'm too excited to wait. Fish On!
Published: 2011/3/31 8:53  Updated: 2011/4/3 5:36
Joined: 09/08/2006
Comments: 4913
 Re: Opening Days for Spring Fishing 2011
I will sitting this weekend out. Good weekend for me to make sure all my fly boxes and gear are ready for some trips coming up.

I hope the weather improves for those of you venturing out.

Published: 2011/4/2 7:50  Updated: 2011/4/2 7:50
Joined: 04/06/2009
Comments: 324
 Re: Opening Days for Spring Fishing 2011
That photo gives me the mental image of trout dancing in pairs from one end of the stream to the other. I forget what that kind of dancing is called but I thought I saw it on Soul Train.
Published: 2011/4/3 1:14  Updated: 2011/4/3 1:14
Joined: 01/20/2008
From: Seattle, WA
Comments: 5
 Re: Opening Days for Spring Fishing 2011
I'd rather chew my arm off than fish in that kind of crowd for stupid stockers.
Published: 2011/4/6 22:34  Updated: 2011/4/6 22:34
Joined: 03/20/2011
From: Virginia
Comments: 6
 Re: Opening Days for Spring Fishing 2011
That photo is hilarious. I'm from Virginia and was invited to go up for opening day last year...I've since decided to not do it again. Don't get me wrong. PA folks are great and the fishing is just as good. But, I can't see driving 4 hours for that. Enjoy!

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