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Stocking efforts under way for April trout opener

March 13, 2011
By Walt Young, For the Mirror

Trout season here in our area, along with most of Pennsylvania, opens at 8 a.m. on April 16, while the special regional opening day for 18 counties in the southeastern part of the state will be April 2. In preparation for this annual rite of spring, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission plans to stock 3.2 million trout in 744 streams and 122 lakes throughout the state. Rainbow trout will comprise more than half of the total trout stocked, with an estimated 1.8 million of this species scheduled to be released for the 2011 trout season, along with about 859,000 brown trout and 536,000 brook trout.

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