Opening Day: An April Fools' Joke?
Opening Day of fishing is just around the corner. Here in Maine, the first day of “open water” fishing is April 1. Note that this is April Fools’ Day. Coincidence? I think not. I have always considered Opening Day to be a cruel April Fools' joke in northern New England, at least for a fly fisherman like me. Until recent years, my yard would still be under a foot of snow on April 1 with more in the woods. Even if the snow had melted by that date, the rivers and streams were u