Anglers cast line on trout season

By Lorne Fultonberg

April 13, 2013 Updated Apr 14, 2013 at 9:34 AM EST

Montrose, Penn. (WBNG Binghamton) Fishermen flocked to streams across the Northern Tier to mark the beginning of the 2013 trout fishing season.

"It's just a day we anticipate," said Gary Stumbo, of Susquehanna. "My son was looking forward to it all winter. It's just sort of like, you know that winter's breaking, spring's coming and it's just an enjoyable time."

The season officially opened at 8 a.m. and many anglers had been stream-side since then. But few were having much luck.

Stumbo said he had only caught a few fish all day.

"I talked to some of the older gentlemen and they said maybe the weather we had yesterday and the stream being high [is the reason why]," Stumbo said.

But anglers agreed: Catching the fish was not as important as being outdoors for the season opening.

"Just being out is great," said Apalaichin resident Eric Wickizer. "It's a bonus if you catch the fish."

Said Stumbo: "I come out with my son and he loves to fish and we just enjoy spending time together."

Trout fishing season began March 30 in 18 southeastern Pennsylvania counties. It continues through Labor Day.

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