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California delays trout season in 3 counties amid pandemic

Posted at 7:35 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 22:35:46-04

California has delayed the start of spring trout season in three rural counties where local officials are concerned out-of-towners could spread the coronavirus to residents.

Charlton Bonham, director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, announced that rivers, streams and lakes in Alpine, Inyo and Mono counties would be closed to fishing until May 31.

Opening day is celebrated among anglers as “fishmas” and draws thousands of people to the eastern Sierra.

It will remain as scheduled for April 25 in other counties.