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My wife’s uncle has a cabin near Forksville. We are going there the weekend of opening day; off the grid, shoot some guns...ya know...manly stuff!

We are considering going for trout at one of the many streams up there.

Just wondering if it’s worth it? We’ve heard that it can oftentimes be too cold that weekend to do much fishing, but I honestly don’t care...I just want to fish! Haha!
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My wife’s uncle has a cabin near Forksville. We are going there the weekend of opening day; off the grid, shoot some guns...ya know...manly stuff!

We are considering going for trout at one of the many streams up there.

Just wondering if it’s worth it? We’ve heard that it can oftentimes be too cold that weekend to do much fishing, but I honestly don’t care...I just want to fish! Haha!
It depends on what you’re looking for in a fishing trip. If you just want to get out on the water, then I would say yes, it’s worth it.

If you don’t like crowds and are willing to walk a ways to get away from other anglers, it can be worth it.

Some people don’t mind the crowds and enjoy the Opening Day experience. If you are one of them, then by all means go and good luck.

Though I have fished in that area, I haven’t fished there for several years, and never around Opening Day, I can’t tell you how good or poor the fishing would be.
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My wifeís uncle has a cabin near Forksville. We are going there the weekend of opening day; off the grid, shoot some guns...ya know...manly stuff!

We are considering going for trout at one of the many streams up there.

Just wondering if itís worth it? Weíve heard that it can oftentimes be too cold that weekend to do much fishing, but I honestly donít care...I just want to fish! Haha!
Yes, it's worth it.

Go for it!!
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I’ve been fishing the opener up there for the last 15 years. Some openers are great and some are duds. We tend to bounce around to 4 or 5 different streams depending on the preseason stocking date. Prime example is 2 years ago 4 of us caught close to 100 trout in 4 hours, while last year same spot 4 of us caught 10.

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Have fished the Sock Opening day in around Forksville/Hillsgrove for a number of years. If the spring isn't extraordinary cold fishing can be great. Cold temps can turn off the bite though like a light switch. Hunters Lake seems to handle extreme cold temps plus wild temp swings much better than some of the deeper hole streams like the Sock. Best of luck!!

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Loggy we have learned to stay away from the Big Sock until spring gobbler for that exact reason.

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Yep 25. Elk Creek, Hoagland etc would likely be better early season choices. Last few years ive been hitting the early VA flounder run so mostly fish Sully during Spring Gobbler. Wish I could do both though but the flounder calling is a lil louder!!

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I have never fished not even heard of the places you mention but I would guess that the cold weather is ideal for trout, especially now that it’s been a bit warmer throughout the days, warming the water up and turning up the trout’s metabolism.
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Thanks guys!

I plan to bring my stuff, and I want to get out. I could care less if I catch many...I don't mind hiking in a bit either.
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