State Stocking Local Streams With Trout

HARRISBURG PA – Ready to go trout fishin’?

State Ready To Stock Local Creeks With Trout

Area trout stocking begins Feb. 19

The 2015 regional opening day for Pennsylvania trout fishing season in Montgomery, Chester and Berks counties – and 15 others in the state’s southeastern corner – is set for April 4, the Fish and Boat Commission announced Tuesday (Feb. 3). The commission also reported it is preparing to stock approved streams in our area.

Trout stocking is scheduled to begin:

  • Feb. 19, with repeats on March 5, 7 and 26, April 9 and May 1, in French Creek;
  • March 3 in Unami Creek;
  • March 26, with a repeat April 23, in Perkiomen Creek;
  • March 27, with a repeat April 30, in Manatawny Creek;
  • March 31, with repeats on April 7 and 30, in Pennypack Creek;
  • March 31, with repeats April 14 and 27, in Skippack Creek; and
  • April 23 in the East Branch of Perkiomen Creek.

The commission annually stocks about 3.2 million adult trout – rainbow, brown and brook – in more than 700 streams and 120 lakes. The average size of the trout is 11 inches in length. Additionally, the state said it plans to stock about 8,500 trophy golden rainbow trout that weigh an average of 1.5 pounds and measure at least 14 inches long.

A license is required for trout fishing. Its price has been reduced by $1. Find more information on the commission website, here.