Hook, Line, And Sinker: It's Fishing Season!

Apr 11, 2013

Opening Day to some might signify the first pitch of the baseball season. But for many Vermonters, it means the second Saturday in April has arrived and it's time to throw on the hip waders, grab the rod and reel and head to the nearest river or stream for Trout Season.

Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry and Lawrence Pyne, host of Vermont Public Television's Outdoor Journal, prepare us for the fishing season ahead. They let us know about the conditions, the health of our trout population and where to find the fish this season.

Plus, if you've ever found poetry in the lines of a good novel, you'll appreciate Pulitzer Remix. Sponsored by the Found Poetry Review to celebrate National Poetry Month, it features 85 artists making poetry from all 85 Pulitzer Prize winning works of fiction. Two of the artists are from Vermont and VPR's Jane Lindholm spoke with one of them, Winooski playwright James Moore.

Also on the program, we continue our series marking the 20th anniversary of the Vermont Folklife Center's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. We hear fromĀ  master stonecutter George Kurjanowicz who has helped keep the art alive in the granite sheds of Barre.