Preparing for Trout Fishing This Spring.
It’s never too early to start thinking about fishing for the delectable trout as the season opens statewide on April 1. Beginning in March and running through May, DEC will be busy stocking yearling and older trout in waters near you. Check out the 2011 Spring Stocking Lists (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30465.html) for a list of stocked waters and the anticipated number of fish to be stocked by county. Actual numbers and stocking times may vary depending on fish availability and weather conditions. For more information on fishing, including seasons and regulations, purchasing a license, and places to fish, visit DEC’s Fishing (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/fishing.html) webpage.