Saturday, April 20th, 2024

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Saturday, April 20th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Fish deep and slow for New York’s early-season trout

The Connetquot River yielded many very large trout to the author in late-March and early-April outings. On his wall is this prized rainbow with a bead-head Wooly Bugger in its mouth, a reminder of those great early-spring outings. (Photo by Glenn Sapir)

As a kid and young adult, the month of March produced nightly dreams of the upcoming trout opener on April 1. I’d relive casts, retrieves and strikes at my favorite stream from previous seasons as I tossed and turned under the covers. Dreams, however, don’t necessarily forecast what actually transpires later in our waking hours.

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