Topic: Fishing Season - Six Weeks!
Here in Nova Scotia, our sport-fishing season starts on April 1st ... just 6 weeks away. We've had unseasonably mild weather this winter, and there should be lots of open water (ice free) by then. So guess who's excited? The rituals of tying flies, cleaning gear, checking waders for leaks, etc. is in full swing, and my fishing buddies and I are constantly trading emails and texts about planned trips this Spring. My favorite species to target are trout (speckles & browns) and smallmouth bass, but we also go for shad, striped bass, white perch, and of course Atlantic salmon. There's nothing like hooking into a nice fish ... the tug is the drug, as Dad used to say!
I know there's several other anglers on Chordie (NELA, Zurf, etc). What kinds of pre-season rituals do you go through? What are the seasons, favorite species, etc. in your area?
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