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Column: Rod, Gun and Game: Opening Day for Inland Trout Fishing is April 1

For youngsters growing up in the post-World War II era, April Fools’ Day was anything but about silly jokes. It was about going trout fishing on the opening day of trout season with your dad or grandad or uncle, or someone in the character of Mr. Outdoors in your family. It was about enjoying the freedom of winning a world war that was bonded by an all-hands manufacturing effort from Americans across the country. It was a special time in history. Kids everywhere in New York State all seemed to a...

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