It's one sign that spring is here as dozens of anglers surrounded Schoonover Lake.

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It was trout release day and the lines were dropping in the water almost as fast as the fish did. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources delivered 1,000 trout Thursday morning. The day has become a tradition to many in the region and they look forward to getting their catch for the day and the start of the fishing season.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone that you do need a fishing license to fish on any public waterways.