Trout season in Pennsylvania: by the numbers
Trout season is coming, and the state Fish and Boat Commission is hard at work stocking streams and lakes across Pennsylvania. Stocking efforts started March 1 will continue into April in preparation for April 13, the statewide opening of trout season.
A full list of upcoming trout stocking events is available on the commission’s website.
Facts and figures about trout fishing in Pennsylvania:
Streams and lakes to be stocked with adult trout statewide
Streams and lakes to be stocked in Westmoreland County
Number of brook (434,470), brown (643,490), rainbow (2.1 million) trout to be stocked
Number of trout to be stocked from cooperative nurseries
Number of trophy golden rainbow trout – average 1.5 pounds and 14 inches – to be stocked
May 26 and July 4
Free fishing days with no license required
Minimum size to keep a trout
Daily catch limit in regular trout season
Cost for annual Pennsylvania resident fishing license and trout permit. (Does not include discounts for seniors or multi-year licenses.)
Source: Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .