2006-04-15 / Front Page

Trout Opener Today

Anglers who make Cameron County waters the target of their opening day fishing efforts, should find a great deal of success.

In addition to the- get this- approximately 30,000 trout that were stocked in the county during the Pa Fish & Boat Commission's pre-season stocking program, anglers should hook into many trout left over from last season.

"The smaller streams with heavy pressure can get pretty well fished out," said Cameron County Waterways Conservation Officer Bill Crisp. "But the Driftwood Branch is holding a lot of fish yet from last year. It should be a great opener in Cameron County." Crisp noted that the fish

stocked by the Fish Commission in the pre-season have been of mixed species, including brown trout, brook trout and rainbow trout. And there were many that are goodsized, Crisp pointed out.

"There's one brown trout we stocked in the Driftwood Branch that was eight-pounds," he explained. "And several others of trophy size, including a few big palominos."

Crisp said the water temperature in local streams is hovering at right around 50 degrees, a good temperature for trout fishing.

Over 20 streams or branches of streams are stocked in Cameron County. The George B. Stevenson Dam, which also lies in Cameron County, was stocked Thursday.

Anglers are not permitted to fish until 8 a.m. today (Saturday). Fishing is allowed seven days a week, 24 hours a day afterwards.

Trout must be at least seven inches long. Anglers are not permitted to keep more than five per day.

Fishermen who are successful are urged to bring their fish to the Endeavor office, located across from Sheetz in the Copy Katz building on Fourth Street in Emporium Borough. If you can't get it, take your own photo and submit it for publication.

Photos can be emailed to endeavor_media@zitomedia.net. Please include the anglers name, where the fish was caught, its size and any other information you'd like to see published.

Photos can be brought to the office throughout the week during normal business hours. They can also be mailed to Endeavor Media, 6 West Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834.

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