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Fishermen Cast Off In Redding For Opening Day

Celebrating the first catch of the day near the Saugatuck Reservoir in Redding, as Fairfield County fishermen come out Sunday for the opening weekend of the trout fishing season.
Celebrating the first catch of the day near the Saugatuck Reservoir in Redding, as Fairfield County fishermen come out Sunday for the opening weekend of the trout fishing season. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Anglers come out Saturday and Sunday for the start of trout fishing season in Connecticut.
Anglers come out Saturday and Sunday for the start of trout fishing season in Connecticut. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
This fisherman wades right into the water as the trout fishing season opens this past weekend in Connecticut.
This fisherman wades right into the water as the trout fishing season opens this past weekend in Connecticut. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Anglers come out Saturday and Sunday in Redding and across Fairfield County for the start of trout fishing season in Connecticut.
Anglers come out Saturday and Sunday in Redding and across Fairfield County for the start of trout fishing season in Connecticut. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
This fisherman casts off as the fishing season gets underway in Connecticut.
This fisherman casts off as the fishing season gets underway in Connecticut. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Fishermen of all ages are ready to cast off for the start of the fishing season across Connecticut.
Fishermen of all ages are ready to cast off for the start of the fishing season across Connecticut. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Area anglers had reason to celebrate over the weekend, with the start of Connecticut's trout fishing season.

Sunday started out cold, with temperatures in the 30s. But by mid-afternoon, it was closer to 50, with sunny skies making for near perfect conditions for spending the day along — or in— the water.

The state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds were stocked and ready, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced.

"Our state trout hatcheries have been working incredibly hard to get over 370,000 rainbow, brown, tiger, and brook trout stocked, including hundreds of big broodstock over 5 pounds for you to catch," DEEP said on its Facebook page.

The trout were released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut, DEEP said.

The department's spring trout stocking effort began in early March and will continue through the end of May.

Fishing and fisheries related information can be found on this DEEP website or Facebook page .

Maps of all of the state’s trout streams and rivers showing the many stocking and access points can be found at by clicking here .

Did you forget to busy your fishing permit? Don't worry -- they are available online by clicking here .

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