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first day pics and stories???

Y'all still on the water??? Pretty quiet!

I'd love to see some pics and hear some (positive) stories from the opener!


Weather was awesome...should have been a nice day to be out!
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Re: first day pics and stories???

I forgot my camera, but we caught too many fish to count. Ended up bringing some home, and were able to help another gentleman we met on the stream have some success too. Beautiful day to be out. Only saw 1/2 dozen other fishermen all morning, and everyone gave each other a wide berth.

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Sounds like a great day to me!!!
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Took my daughter out around 1 morning soccer at 9am!! She caught 3 then 5 adults circled her in the hole !!! Come on give a kid a chance 2 have fun!!We left she told me that those people were rude!!! I said yep my little girl is only 9
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Fished in Wasshington County. Probably caught about 6 or so. Let them all go. Crowds were average but I think half of the people were just sitting around campfires and not fishing. I walked right into a nice hole at 8:10 and pulled 4 out right away. There were people camped there but they were not fishing.

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Got out, caught 1 bow. A lot of people, highlife of the day was watching a nice mink, brown with a white face, really pretty.
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This is the first time in 40 years I did not make it out for the first day. My son had a wrestling tournament this morning. He made it to the next round which will be in 2 weeks which happens to be the first day of turkey. Oh well. VMy boy and I are thankful for the PFC having the youth trout day and the PGC for the youth turkey day.
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worked today,heading out in the morning, should make for a nice day.
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First days are usally one of my least productive days of the year but still went. was fairly crowed till around 10:30 then really started to clear out. From noon on I didnt see another angler. Fish were stocked in early march but were still all packed tight together. Ended the day with 22, Will make a post and add pics later this week.

I only seen one person with a stringer that had 3 fish on it, Everyone else that I seen said they didnt catch anything.
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Re: first day pics and stories???

I'm not a big trout nut, but figured it was nice outside and heck, I've got a bit of cabin fever.

Headed up to the Nescopeck Creek in Drums. I used to fish Lake Francis, but that place is a zoo on opening day. My assumption was correct as I drove past and looked at the parking lot! Looked like the mall on Christmas Eve.

Went to my usually parking area, which is away from everyone else. Took the long walk to the creek as I fish/walk my way back towards the truck. Last year I saw no one, this year there were quite a few fisherman at the creek.

Fishing was slow at first. No bites and I wasn't seeing anything in the water. Had to leap frog around guys a few times. Saw a few guys with a couple of average size stocked trout.

Finally had some action myself. In the next few holes I ended up with four stocked brookies, averaging in the 10-12" range. Hooked them on a small silver/black Rapala. Missed a few others. Saw a few hiding under trees when the sun got high. All fish were caught and released. Was home by 11am.

Not a bad morning after a slow start. Drove by the F.E. Walter Dam on the way home. Pool was way, way high. Sure miss my boat.

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