Shawn Jones of Jerseyville, Ill., pulls one from his line a few moments after the buzzer sounded on the opening morning of trout season.
Tangled lines are common on opening morning when anglers are lined up elbow to elbow. Michael Turner, Ellisville, knows this since he has been to almost every opening since age 7.
Rick Stevens of Ashland caught his limit early on opening morning. He has been at Montauk on March 1st for about 35 years.
Logan Watson, 13, of Sparta, caught his limit early Thursday morning during the opening day of trout season.
John Devoto of Cherryville caught this nine-pound trout on opening morning and says "I'm taking it straight to the taxidermist."
Waylon Powell, 2, came to his first opening day of trout season and caught this trout with the help of his grandpa, Darrell Frits.