How Many Trout Are Released in Pennsylvania in 2023?

How Many Trout Are Released in Pennsylvania in 2023?

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How Many Trout Are Released in Pennsylvania in 2023?Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania offers some of the world's premier trout fishing opportunities.  Find a spot near you where you can cast your line! Whether it's spin or flies fishing that appeals to you, Pennsylvania has it all this year!

Close To Four Million Trout To Be Released In 2023

Close to 4 million trout are anticipated to be released into state waters statewide by 2023, so here's everything you need to know to locate them. Starting in February, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will distribute hatchery-raised trout into 697 streams and 126 lakes across Pennsylvania. They welcome walk-up volunteers to assist them in this endeavor.

Spring Trout Season begins April 1, and anglers can keep five trout, at least seven inches long, every day until Labor Day. Mentored Youth Fishing Days kick off on March 25, 2023. Children between the ages of 10-18 can participate in one or more youth fishing events throughout the state.

Brook Trout are native to Pennsylvania and can be found throughout its rivers and creeks. However, some local fisheries still stock them. Stocked trout consume various foods, such as red worms, mealworms, and larvae. Additionally, they've been known to graze on salmon eggs, grubs, and minnows.

Trout are best caught during spring, though they can be found throughout the year in various bodies of water. Sinnemahoning Creek, Neshannock Creek, and Slippery Rock Creek are famous for trout fishermen.

Huntsdale Hatchery in Cumberland County

The Commission's Hatchery at Huntsdale is essential in meeting state clean water and fisheries goals. Approximately 7,000 gallons from eight or nine springs enter its raceways each minute before flowing directly to its hatch house.

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