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Fish, boats ready for opening day onslaught

Staff Reports

Mono County Sheriff's Office

Half a million pounds of trout are waiting for the opening of fishing season in Mono County on Saturday.

That’s how much trout the California Department of Fish & Game has stocked in Sierra streams and lakes in preparation for opening day.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is also preparing for opening day, which is a busy one on the water.

Patrol boats will be operating on all the major waterways throughout the county, and will be enforcing boating laws and ensuring everyone’s safety throughout opening weekend.

“Please remember to use caution and common sense when operating any type of watercraft for your safety and for the safety of those around you,” Mono County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jennifer Hansen said. “Also, as a reminder to visitors and residents alike, always be prepared for changing weather conditions along with hazardous conditions on some of our lakes. Even though our winter is not what most would’ve called heavy, some lakes are softening up due to the recent warm weather. Be aware and use caution around any lakes that still may be covered with ice as they may be dangerous to walk on. Anytime you are experiencing our beautiful county, make sure someone knows where you are headed and be prepared for rain, snow, freezing temperatures.”

The Mono County Sheriff’s Department continues to operate the boating law enforcement program under grant funding from the State of California and the Department of Boating and Waterways.