RE: SEPA Regional Opener--How'd it go for you?
Unfortunately, worst one in a while from a #'s perspective AND from a fishing perspective. On the #'s side, C&R'd 6 (5 Bows, 1 Brown) in the Quittapahilla Ck. in Lebanon Co. between 8 and 1pm. Very slow early. I'm a first day bait chucker, and used my standard fat heads, shrimp eggs, and red worms. Worked them low and slow given temps--know what I'm doing, usually have 15-30 C&R'd by Noon. Chocked it up to cold temps + crystal clear water + crowds = lockjaw. Moved downstream, more color, later in the day w water temps rising a bit, and more fish . . . BUT, ran into 6 of the most disrespectful morons I have EVER seen on a stream. Had chest waders and walked right down the middle of the stream w/o any regard for anyone around them. . . in front of seniors, kids, and a nice young man who had a developmental disability trying to enjoy the resource. I called them on it and got the classy "you're lucky we don't kick your #$!@%$#$! buddy". I of course told them that if they were up to the challenge, I'd be more than happy to oblige (I'm rapidly evolving into one of those 'old guys' who has a strong distaste for punks, even if it would be in my best interest to let them be).
Didn't happen, but I decided the fun had effectively been beaten out of my day and I left.