Trout Fishing Pennsylvania
Season and Creel Limits
Regional Open Day
Saturday, April 2th, 2016
Statewide Opening Day
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Creel Limit - 5 combined species, minimum of 7 inches (through Labor Day) and 3 combined species from September 6th to February 29th.
Trout Opening Days
2016 Pennsylvania Trout Stocking
Complete Trout stocking schedules by waterway, county and date of stocking and always mobile friendly!
Trout stockings are compiled from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). Dates and times are subject to change. Visit the PFBC trout stocking website for complete stocking information.
Trout are one of the most popular game fish in Pennsylvania. The main species include the Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush), Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Among the trout species, only the Brook Trout (Pennsylvania's State Fish) and the Lake Trout are native to the state's waters. Trout inhabit cool and cold streams and lakes with native reproducing populations found in the high quality, cool waters with adequate spawning habitat. Rainbow Trout spawn in the spring, Steelheads spawn fall-spring, and Brown and Brook Trout spawn in the fall.
Trout feed mostly on aquatic insects, crayfish, freshwater crustaceans and smaller fish. Active feeding takes place when water temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. Most streams and some lakes in Pennsylvania are stocked one or more times a year with adult trout for recreational fishing.
Brook Trout - Fishing Creek, Clinton Co. (7lbs)
Brown Trout - Walnut Creek, Erie Co. (19lbs, 10oz.)
Golden Rainbow Trout - Mahoning Creek, Schuylkill Co. (13lbs, 8oz.)
Lake Trout - Lake Erie, Erie Co. (29lbs, 4oz.)
Rainbow Trout- Jordan Creek, Lehigh Co. (15lbs, 6.25oz.)
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