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Trout Season Officially Underway

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Saturday was the opening day of trout fishing season in Pennsylvania.

The ice finally melted and  the PA Fish and Boat Commission was able to stock area waterways, just in time for the big day.

8-year-old, Charlie Crowers spent the day fishing on the docks at the Erie Yacht Club.

"Me and my grandpa, we're just on this dock catching fish," said Crowers.  "Whenever we put the bobber in the water, the fish were all right there, it was really fun," he said.

Creeks, streams, rivers and lakes were extra crowded on Saturday.

"Today is the opening day of trout season and a great day to fish," said Ed Mascharka of the PA Fish and Boat Commission.  "It's been very good, we caught 4 nice trout," he said.

After a long winter season, fishermen said it feels good to be back out on the docks.  And on this first day of trout season, the fishing is pretty great.

"The 4 trout that i caught were very all nice fish.  They've been very growth-oriented because of the cold winter," said Mascharka.

Officials with the PA Fish and Boat Commission said the cold weather has helped keep predators away.

And now that the ice is gone, we'll see a very healthy fishing season.

Trout season runs through labor day.  if you're 16 or older you need a fishing license on top of a trout/salmon permit.

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