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Fishing Season to Begin April 6


April 11, 2019

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A 20-pound, 3-ounce steelhead trout caught April 1, 2001, is the Pennsylvania state record for the species. The 36-1/2-inch fish was landed by Corey T. Brown while fly-fishing in Walnut Creek.

With the regular opening day for trout at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, I sought out the help of an expert, Corey Brown of Martinsburg.

Brown said if you want to start fishing but do not know a lot about it, seek out a mentor.

"A mentor can show you what type of rod you may need and also casting techniques that are so important," Brown said. "If your line is too heavy you may cast and end up in a tree or anywhere but where you want it. Especially if you are fishing for the first time, you need to know how to be safe."

Brown suggests for a spinning rod, you want a light or medium action ro...

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