Trout Fishing Action – Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown
The parking lots were full at Silver Spring Lake
The 2012 RI trout season started at the crack of dawn on Saturday, April 14 and this popular North Kingstown fishing hole was loaded with anglers and fish.
The action was fast and furious as the sun started to climb above the trees. Every stretch of open shoreline was lined with kids and adults eager to catch their limit of trout.
It was estimated that 20,000 anglers would participate in the annual ritual known simply as “Opening Day.”
Silver Spring is stocked with trout from the nearby Lafayette hatchery where over 120,000 pounds of trout are raised each year.
Within minutes of the start of the 2012 season trout were being hauled in right and left.
The quality and size of the fish had everyone smiling.
Boats jockey for position and the shoreline is crammed with anglers
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A fist full of rainbow trout
A true RI Veteran Angler
Father and son fishing fun
A young angler's rainbow is worth a second look
Another fine fish for the stringer
Another trout comes to the net
There was no generation “gap” here
Anglers young and old fish side by side
A rainbow gets air
We don't need a larger boat — just larger trout
Berkeley Power Bait Proved Highly Effective
Chartreuse colored power bait was very effective
I didn’t see one kid texting, or on a cell phone, they were actually in the real world and not engulfed in virtual realty. We just might be able to reel in the younger generation with what we always though was great fun.
Even pop tarts taste better on a wood fire
Get out there and fish. Take a kid with you. Better yet, take an old fart fishing too! When’s was the last time you took your Dad fishing!
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