Friday, April 17, 2020

Trout Season Opener Delayed

As I mentioned in the last post, opening day (April 25th) might not happen.

Well, it isn't going to happen, BUT it's only being delayed for about a month until May 31st. (for now). It also only applies to certain areas because those counties just don't have the ability to address Coronavirus that crowding causes in places like the Spring ritual of opening Crowley Lake in the Eastern Sierra. They are holding off opening other lakes and streams in that area too.

That said, I urge you to check the DFW website before you head out for a day of trout fishing. Make sure where you're going is open. Actually, anytime you head out it's a good idea to check whether now or in the future.

We are still "sheltering in place" until, at least, May 1.

Wear gloves.
Wear masks.
Wash your hands OFTEN.
Keep to your Social Distancing space (6 ft).   

I hate to say it, but we are in a new world and I think this (or something close) is going to be the new norm.

I had a morbid thought this morning. My wife and I were talking about what's going on with the Coronavirus. What would it be like if we didn't have the "instant media" we have now. Back in 1918 the Spanish Flu (H1N1) killed 50 million people worldwide. Had not the states "slammed the door" as they did, we could have been in the same position. Here in California, Governor Gavin Newsom put the state on lock down on March 20th. Because of that, we've been in better shape than many of the other 49.

I just want to say, Thank You Governor Newsom for keeping us as safe as possible. 

Be safe my friends all around the globe.


  1. Mark, you are a be confined for that length of time and still maintain your good spirits.
    The fish gods will reward you.

  2. Mark the fish are resting until you return to the lake to fish them ..... Here we could not close the fishing season, because the damn Covid closed it earlier, ... until November I can not fish again, imagine .. !! Be patient and take care, hug Armando.

  3. Mark
    I could deal with this virus if the dam rain would let up here, can't fish when generator are running daily!!
    I sometime think we live in Seattle Washington instead of Alabama.