Saturday morning, Bluemont Park at Four Mile Run was crawling with
anglers. It was the first of a few stockings of the run with trout from a hatchery.
The fish had been let loose farther up the stream and were still a bit shocked as the sun rose. The trout could be seen just below the waters surface but not many seemed to be interested in bait or biting. Roger Gregory sat above the creek bed while his son Cooper and his friends explored the creek and tried casting. The Gregorys and the Grinders left after a few hours with plans to return later in the day and try again. Between them all, one fish was caught.
Volunteers from the Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited were standing by to supply bait and help with rigging the fishing poles.