Monday, April 15, 2013
A Trout Stream Runs Through It
This always serves to remind me that Hawksbill Creek is recognized by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as a heritage trout stream. This is a program that provides a scheduled stream stock day for the first Saturday in April. It creates the feel of an old-timey opening day, and the towns across the state that share in the program will often hold events to observe "Trout Heritage Day."
Luray had one - it's all over the PNC, with quite a few big fish taken. There was an angler who had a couple of pan fillers with him when we walked by. But most of the morning fisherman were just there casting, enjoying a fine morning and hoping for a rise.
Nice day altogether. I love this time of year.