FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — A sign that spring is near is now underway in our area. Trout stocking started this week in Pennsylvania but with so much snow and ice, it’s a challenge getting all those fish in the streams.
The temperatures may have only been in the 20s but a March tradition must go on. It’s time to stock streams, including Pohopoco Creek near Lehighton. Trout season is only weeks away.
“It’s hard to start thinking trout season (with) so much snow on the ground. (It’s) hard to stock the waters, but I think everyone’s pumped,” said Brad Rock of Slatington.
There are challenges with all the snow and ice. We saw getting vehicles where they need to go isn’t easy.
Volunteers have to carefully make their way down snowy and slippery banks just to get the fish in the water.
At one point stockers became pushers, trying to free a truck stuck in the snow.