Children and their families were invited to help release 600 brown trout and 300 brook trout into Geyser Creek. Technicians from the Van Hornesville Fish Hatchery operated by the Department of Environmental Protection stock the streams each year with volunteers' help. The day also included live wildlife presentations by Beth Bidwell and the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York, Demonstrations by Eastern Mountain Sports and Capital District Flyfishers Association,Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
While waiting in line for a bucket of trout, Guilderland resident Palmer Steward, right, helps toss a bucket over his big brother Mason's head at Saratoga Spa State Park on Wednesday morning.
Elizabeth McCarthy of Ballston Spa helps her son, Gavin, 2, release a trout.
Kevin Hercamp of Ballston Spa learns how to tie a fly for trout fishing.
Dave McNamara helps his grandson, Dermot, 3, release a trout Wednesday morning into Geyser Creek in Saratoga Spa State Park. Both are Schenectady County residents.
Craig DeBois, a technician for Van Hornesville Fish Hatchery, moves trout from holding tanks to buckets for kids to release.
Joshua Argus, 6, of Wilton is shown by Ron Dorn of the Clearwater chapter of Trout Unlimited the correct way to tie a fly for trout fishing.