April 18 is the opening day of trout season and somewhere in Hamlin Lake, Potato Creek or Marvin Creek lives a trout with a special tag worth $10,000. Any of the 200 tagged trout caught from 8 am on April 18 through noon on April 25 will receive a prize, but one specially tagged trout is worth $10,000. $5 entry donation and pre-registration required prior to 7:59 am on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at McKean County E-Sales located at 311 West Main Street of Smethport.
This retreat is designed for aspiring fly-fishers, as well as, veteran fly-fishers that have never taken a formal course. This three-day course reveals all the secrets of fly fishing, from setting up your equipment, tying knots, identifying aquatic insects, determining where fish lay in the stream and selecting a fly, casting and fishing it in a way that leads to success. The cost of this course is $336, which includes the two-night stay and all meals.