HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is excited to announce the start of fall trout stocking activities during the month of October.
Surrounded by the vibrant colors of changing foliage, anglers will soon enjoy cooler water temperatures on lakes and streams across the Commonwealth that will provide some of the best fishing conditions of the year.
“The fall stocking program provides some great fishing opportunities when there is typically less angling pressure,” said Brian Wisner, Director of the PFBC Bureau of Hatcheries. “I encourage people to get out and enjoy some prime trout fishing, both wild and stocked. You can’t hunt on Sundays, but you can fish. Take that trout rod to camp this season and enjoy more of what Pennsylvania has to offer.”
From early October through December, the addition of more than 111,000 hatchery raised adult rainbow, brown and brook trout will ensure that many popular waterways are ripe with opportunity for individuals and families enjoying a day along the water. In October alone, PFBC hatchery staff will supply trout to portions of 90 waterways in 47 counties.
A schedule of fall stocking dates and locations is available at www.fishandboat.com by hovering over “Fish” in the upper right tab, then selecting “Stocking Schedules.” Visitors can search by individual county or view a comprehensive list by clicking the “Go – Fall Stockings Statewide” button in the middle of the page. Volunteers and media are encouraged to participate.
Upcoming fall trout stocking opportunities (by region) include:
NW: 10/2: Oil Creek, Venango Co.; 9:30am meetup at Rynd Farm at OC&T RR Station
NC: 10/2: Lycoming Creek, Lycoming Co.; 10:30am meetup at Park & Ride off RT15 Hepburnville Exit
NE: 10/4: Harveys Lake, Luzerne Co.; 12pm meetup at Harveys Lake
SE: 10/9: Pennypack Creek, Philadelphia; 12:30pm meetup at PA Turnpike Exit 351
10/15: Tulpehocken Creek, Berks Co.; 12pm meetup at Blue Marsh Lake Park Office
SC: 10/2: Holman Lake, Little Buffalo State Park, Perry Co.; 11:30am meetup at Park Office
SW: 10/2: Mammoth Lake, Westmoreland Co.; 12pm meetup at Mammoth Dam