Ramble On

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Trout Stream Runs Through It

Tessie and I took our regular walk along the Hawksbill Greenway in Luray on Sunday morning.  We often end up on the section where the old swimming holes are, near the train trestle - and frequently, we'll run into folks casting in the stream along the banks.

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.


James Mays said...

You looked mighty relaxed sitting on the bench on Main Street on Sunday!!

James Mays said...

You sure looked relaxed sitting on the bench on Main Street on Sunday!

Jim said...

Tessie and I took a walk down there to check out Appalachian Outdoors Adventures new digs. It was a beautiful day downtown!