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Magic Day


March 31, 2022

Richard Tate

The kind of trout most anglers are hoping to hook onto on the opening day of trout season.

"Let's get going, Rich," Dad urged. "We want to get to the creek before 5 a.m.," he said on the opening day of trout season when I was about 10 years old. (I'm 72 now.) "The fish bite best for the first hour."

Though it was dark when we arrived, quite a few anglers had already staked out spots along the creek. Dad and I walked downstream, found a pool, and rigged up. We had dug our worms prior to the season and had stored them in a container filled with Buss Bedding, which kept them healthy. At 5, we plunked our baits into the pool. I don't remember if this was one of the mornings when we c...

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