Originally Posted by Rip Tide
I used to love opening day but I got over it.
I know what you mean. Back in NJ before I really took trout fishing seriously and in my teen years we would cut class and hit the local pond. It was more a social event than anything else. We would load up on limits and have a big fish fry/party that night. Once I got into chasing trout with the fly rod opening day was more of curse than a blessing. Here in Ohio there is no opening day for trout season as there are only two state stocked streams. Both too far to make it worth it anymore, so I wait till Pa's opening day or fish the C&R sections. Which reminds me I need a new Pa license!