Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available, Says Hickernell
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania trout stocking schedules are now available in preparation for opening day of trout season in April, Rep. Dave Hickernell (R- Lancaster/Dauphin) said today.
A total of 736 streams and 121 lakes will be stocked as a part of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s 2012 adult trout stocking program. Stocking occurs year-round, though most anglers typically view March as the official start of stocking season.
The PFBC will stock nearly 4 million adult trout in Pennsylvanian rivers and streams that are open to the public for fishing, including many in Lancaster and Dauphin counties. More than 1 million additional trout will be stocked by private contractors across the Commonwealth.
Opening day for trout season is currently scheduled for Saturday, April 14. There also will be a regional opening day at the end of March for many southeastern Pennsylvania counties.
Trout stocking schedules can be researched online by county by going to RepHickernell.com and clicking on the “Trout Stocking Schedules” banner.
Hard copies of trout stocking schedules may also be obtained by visiting Hickernell’s district office in Columbia at 236 Locust St., or in Elizabethtown at 222 S. Market St., Suite 103.
State Representative Dave Hickernell
98th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Charles Lardner