Trout Fishing Season Begins in NY

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/01 2014 11:55AM

Updated 04/01 2014 11:57AM

ALBANY, N.Y - Trout fishing season begins in New York on Tuesday. 

With mud darkening the already high waters, fishermen anticipate the opening day of trout season to be challenging. 

“It’s going to be very difficult. These trout are going to be in areas where they are harder to get to. They're not going to be as aggressive or hungry because frankly they aren't going to be able to see the lure, and with the colder water temperature, they're going to be more lethargic,” said Rob Goffredo of Bartel Road Bait and Tackle. 

Nevertheless, for people like Goffredo, the first day of fishing season is an occasion to celebrate. 

“This is a school day off for a lot of people. Growing up, we were off, it was opening day of baseball. People look forward to it as a family - fathers, grandfathers and kids. It’s a great opportunity to a do a little bit of outdoors,” he said. 

More information on fishing in New York is available on the Department of Environmental Conservation website.

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