Pa. statewide trout opener Saturday

The Lehigh Valley’s Best and Most Complete

Fishing Report 

By GARY R. BLOCKUS of ASPORTINGLIFE.NET

It’s about time Pennsylvania!

No, that’s not a reference to the legalization of medicinal marijuana in the Commonwealth, but to the start of the statewide trout season.

Anglers in the Lehigh Valley and other areas of Southeastern Pennsylvania have been legally fishing for trout in the local waters since April 2. The rest of the state anglers who weren’t willing to travel here – and many were – get to cast their first lines 8 a.m. Saturday, April 16 with the

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I’ve covered two Summer Olympic Games, two Super Bowls, six Stanley Cup finals, NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, World Cup and CONCACAF soccer, the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and New York Jets, Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL, as well as world class track and road cycling.

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