Opening Day . . . for trout
The Yankees and Mets will have theirs but Tuesday is for trout, as in opening day of trout season. The state this year plans to stock some 2.3 million brook, brown, and rainbow trout in almost 300 lakes and ponds and about 3,100 miles of streams across New York for your taking.
A lot of that work is done with the help of volunteers. The top photo by TJN photographer Joe Larese shows Tom Crescitelli of Mount Kisco placing 2-year-old brown trout into Stone Hill Brook in Bedford in 2006. You can find out where the fish are going in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland.
For more information on New York’s trout, check out this page.
And, here’s the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s announcement about opening day. Back in 2005, Victor Giacometti pulled these brown and rainbow trout out of the East Branch of the Croton River in Southeast (credit again to Mr. Larese).