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Trout Fishing Regulations
STOCKED TROUT WATERS
 
Many streams, lakes, ponds and reservoirs are officially classified as “stocked trout waters” (PFBC GIS data at PASDA). This means that these waters contain significant portions that are open to public fishing and are stocked with trout. These waters are open to trout harvest during the “extended season” (see Commonwealth Inland Waters). Unlisted tributary streams (those not included in this list of “stocked trout waters”) are not open to harvest of trout during the “extended season.” Only stocked trout waters and all waters downstream of stocked trout waters are open during this period. Spearing fish is not permitted in any of these waters at any time of the year.

These waters are closed to all fishing (including taking of minnows) from March 1 to 8 a.m. on the opening day of the trout season. A person shall be deemed to be fishing if he or she has in possession any fishing line, rod or other device that can be used for fishing while on or in any water or on the banks within 25 feet of any water where fishing is prohibited.

Special note: Although we strive to keep these lists up to date, it is possible that some streams may later be deleted or added as “stocked trout waters” because of last-minute changes in water quality conditions. Check with the nearest Fish & Boat Commission office if there is any question about whether or not a water area is “stocked.”

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Regional Listings of Stocked Trout Waters
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PA map showing PFBC regions
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View Stocked Trout Waters on our
County Guide Interactive Map
 
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PFBC GIS data at PASDATrout Fishing RegulationsSummary Book Index
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