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Outdoors

Fly fishing and trout represent a near-perfect marriage in the world of angling. April 1 is the traditional opening day for inland trout enthusiasts across the Empire State. Fly fishing is an art form of sorts that represents the ideal dance partner with the riveting rainbow, the boisterous brown and the beautiful brook trout that inhabit New York’s cool, clear waters. …

Sports

The inland trout opener was a blow out as over an inch of rain blanketed Western New York. About the only encouraging report we’ve heard was that a total of 52 fish were weighed in at the 56th Annual Naples Creek Trout Derby held April 1. Jacob “Jake” Perkins of Caledonia walked away at top angler with a 6.38-pound rainbow trout. The fish hit an egg sac, leading the charge…