The lines formed early Thursday morning as anglers scrambled for a good spot.
Flag flying high at opener
Clear skies and Old Glory welcomed around 2,000 anglers to opening day at Montauk State Park.
John Devoto of Cherryville caught this nine-pound trout on opening morning and says "I'm taking it straight to the taxidermist."
Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:54 am
Updated: 10:53 am, Tue Mar 6, 2012.
Trout fishermen were greeted with unusually great weather for the opening day of the season Thursday at Montauk State Park.
Temperatures were in the 30s for the 6:30 a.m. start, but the skies were clear and a warmup is expected today.
Over 2,000 anglers are expected to buy tags during the opener, and a busy weekend of fishing is also expected, with campsites full and no vacancy at Montauk Lodge and cabins in the park.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:54 am.
Updated: 10:53 am.