CORNING - Anglers came out to celebrate the opening day of trout season in New York Wednesday during the seasonal mid 40’s weather while practicing social distancing.


Despite the current pandemic, anglers thought they would still get out on the streams and fish while being careful and following CDC guidelines.


“It feels great to be outside and out of the house,” said fisherman Terry Caswell, who was fishing at Post Creek. “I know everybody is scared of the coronavirus, but everybody is trying to get outside. We’re staying our distance, but everyone is having a good time.”


Anglers went out with an array of bait to try and catch the fish including worms, fake eggs, egg fly’s and salmon eggs.


Fishers were reported enjoying opening day at Meads Creak, Catherine Creek, Post Creek and the Cayuga Inlet.


Below are pictures of anglers on opening day show off their best catches and casting lines. Photos were provided via The Leader Facebook page.