Trout and salmon fishing season starts April 1

By Erika Mahoney

Trout and salmon fishing season starts April 1

March 31, 2013 Updated Mar 31, 2013 at 7:45 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Monday marks the first day of the 2013 trout and salmon fishing season in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is inviting people of all ages and experience levels to participate in the activity as part of his New York Open for Hunting and Fishing initiative.

The initiative began earlier this year and aims to boost tourism throughout New York.

According to Governor Cuomo, New York State Parks will be hosting even more clinics and events this year than in 2012.

The Department of Environmental Conservation estimates it will stock as much as 900,000 pounds of fish in New York's many waterways.

According to a recent survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the empire state is second in the nation for total angler spending.

It falls sixth for non-residential angler spending, generating a total of about $108 million in state and local taxes.

Meanwhile, 18 southeastern counties in Pennsylvania opened for trout fishing Saturday.

The entire state will be open for the season on Saturday, April 13.

Make sure you have the appropriate licenses and always make sure to be safe.

For More Information:

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission