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Fishing for Trout in Four Mile Run

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Max and Jack Sasaki may have been the best anglers of the morning. Together with their cousin Matthew Scherger they caught a dozen trout.

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The anglers took positions near the Wilson Blvd Bridge over Four Mile Run where many trout had been seen.

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Roger Gregory sits on the bank waiting for a fish to bite.

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Another line is cast amidst a school of trout just resting in the shadows of the run.

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Kiki Galvin, vice president of the Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited, rigs a small fishing pole for a first-time angler.

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.