Feb. 24, 2020 / Newspaper Columns

By State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) 

Spring is just around the corner and anglers are starting to make plans for the opening day of trout season statewide on Saturday, April 18.

Checking the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) trout stocking schedules is a great way to prepare for opening day. Schedules are now available online at the PFBC’s website, www.fishandboat.com, and on the FishBoatPA mobile app.

The schedule is searchable by county, lists the waterways in alphabetical order, and indicates stocking dates and the species of trout that will be stocked. The commission plans to once again stock approximately 3.2 million trout in 707 streams and 130 lakes open to public angling. PFBC plans to double the amount of trophy-sized trout being stocked to approximately 60,000 fish, 70% of which are slated to be stocked during the preseason.

The Regional Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day will take place on Saturday, March 28, in 18 southeastern counties. Those counties include Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York.

The following weekend – Saturday, April 4 – kicks off the regional opening day of trout season in the same 18 southeastern counties.

A second Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, April 11, statewide.

The PFBC website has additional information on Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Days, trout season and how to obtain a 2020 fishing license.


Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
RepToohil.com / Facebook.com/RepToohil
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