STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – It’s an exciting weekend for anglers. Trout season starts on Saturday.
It’s not Christmas Eve, but for anglers this is a close second.
“It’s just a lot of fun, it’s being outdoors and not in front of a video game, you know?” says Dan Snyder of New Jersey.
Dan Snyder and his 18-year-old son Jake are picking up some last minute items the day before trout season starts. They stopped by Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitter in Stroudsburg.
“Hopefully I get to catch a big fish. I beat him the last couple years catching the big ones. Hopefully I can keep it up again this year,” says Jake Snyder of New Jersey.
Customers are stopping in for a variety of reasons. They need fishing licenses, trout stamps, and new gear.
“They also need lures, they need bait,” says Jere Dunkelberger, Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitter.
Some anglers prefer live bait because they say it’s always reliable. “From top to bottom we can take care of you,” Dunkelberger smiles.
Streams are stocked with trout and the sun is finally shining.
“Fortunately we got the weather going on for us, everything’s looking good,” Dunkelberger adds.
Call it Mother Nature’s early gift to anxious anglers. “It’s pretty exciting!” Snyder says.
Ready … set … fish.
Trout season in the northern part of Pennsylvania officially begins at 8 a.m. Saturday.