By Tyler Funk –
It’s that time of year again, when driving along side a small stream and there looks to be about 100 trucks parked by the side the road.
Before trout season began Saturday, all the rods and reels are set up and ready to go- is the weather going to cooperate?
For 18 southeastern counties 8 a.m is the start of a spring ritual, not a minute early nor a minute late. Those 16 years or older must obtain a fishing license and Trout/Salmon stamp. Failure to do so, can result in a fine. There will be game commissioners out everywhere, don’t test them.
With a slight chance of rain in the forecast for tomorrow, it may hold back the faint of heart but not those from doing what they love to do – throw that line in and wait for a catch.
As for Penn Manor sophomore T.J Helm, he said, “I don’t mind if it were to rain, I’ll put on my rain suit and continue what I do best, just fishin.”
Some students don’t mind the weather and it wont phase them a bit. As for senior Ryan Dicamillo, he predicted, “I’ll be out there bright and early, my buddies and I have a ritual we do every fishing season.”
Some refused to give up their “spot,” Dicamillo’s response was simply, ” I can’t tell you that, you just have to be there.”
All waters in Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties will be filled with fisherman.
The weather doesn’t seem to be a big deal here at Penn Manor.
Senior Josh Morgan said, ” If you love to fish you will be out there rain or shine. Overcast sky’s are the best for fishing but if it were to rain that’s not going to stop me.”
With rain in the forecast there has to be something that changes your style about fishing, what is it?
Morgan chuckled, “an old fisherman once told me to use a different type of lore and there are certain spots that will be hitting better than others.”
When asked what do you mean by some spots will be hitting better than others?”
He replied, “there are certain holes that trout go to every year and with rain in the forecast they move to better surroundings and where they can feed. I’ll leave it at this, where I’m going there will be fish being pulled out not a doubt in my mind.”
The weather doesn’t seem to be a big deal but there is one big deal that everyone sees every year -people flying by on the road driving carelessly even though they know people are fishing and even some families are out together bonding.
Slow down, drive safe its fishing season.