Large Turnout for Trout Season

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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The McMichael Creek is stocked with trout.

“We’re just fishing, enjoying the weather, relaxing,” says DJay Sanchez of Tannersville.

Thirteen-year-old DJay Sanchez is on Easter Break and hopes to catch a few.

He adds, “well, because I get to spend some time with this guy and you get to learn how to catch and release and it’s fun!”

Eyewitness News caught up with one father-and-son-duo bonding by the water. Trout season’s become a tradition for them.

“All your stress with work is out the door,” says David Sanchez of Tannersville.

According to The Fish and Boat Commission, 712,000 Pennsylvanian’s purchased a fishing license last year. More than half held a trout stamp, including Ryan Bray of East Stroudsburg.

“I take my little guy out every year so we enjoy just getting out, whenever we can, its a good break,” says Ryan Bray of East Stroudsburg.

The Fish and Boat Commission says opening weekend for trout season was a busy one across the state.  Ryan’s one of many waiting, patiently waiting, to reel one in.
 
“Fish are jumping… Just waiting to catch one,” laughs Bray.

The Fish and Boat Commission says usually, opening weekend tends to be snowy and chilly. This year, it was quite the opposite. Saturday’s turnout was a lot higher than Easter Sunday.

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