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TROUT

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Pennsylvania is home to some of the best trout fishing in the world! Wild and stocked Brook (native, state fish), Brown and Rainbow (including steelhead and golden rainbow) Trout are found in PA waters. In addition, Lake Trout are found in Lake Erie, Raystown Lake and the East Branch Clarion River Dam. You can pursue trout in tiny mountain brooks, famous limestone streams, large rivers like the Upper and West Branch of the Delaware and the Youghiogheny River and the tributaries and ocean-like waters of Lake Erie. With nearly 16,000 miles (and counting) of wild trout streams, nearly 5,000 miles of stocked trout streams and over 125 stocked trout lakes, PA has something to offer every trout angler.

FISH FOR TROUT

Trout Opening DaysTrout stocking schedules 

⇢ Trout Season Overview
⇢ Trout stocking schedules (Trout stocking summary) (Stocking overview)
⇢ Trout Fishing Tips
⇢ Best Fishing Waters - Stocked Trout, Wild Trout
⇢ Trout Identification
⇢ Species overview, ID, habitat, life history (Trout & Salmon chapter from PA Fishes book)
⇢ Trout water classifications - Definitions and listings of stream classifications and how they are regulated
⇢ Trout fishing regulations - from the PA Summary Book

INTERACTIVE MAPS

Find waters by using one or more of our interactive maps:

FEATURE ARTICLES FROM PA ANGLER & BOATER MAGAZINE

A Trout Stream Top to Bottom
All About Trout (PLAY-Spring)
Backwoods Wild Trout
Brook Trout Behavior
Fall Wild Trout
Fishing Mountain Streams with Minnows
Fishing the Classic Limestone Streams of Southcentral Pennsylvania
Get in Some Extra Trout Fishing with Summertime Terrestrials
Holiday Wild Brown Trout
Ice Spoons for Spring Trout
In Front of the Eight Ball: Top Southeast Opening Day Trout Waters
Larger Trout Creeks of the Northwest Region
Limit Out on Lake-Stocked Trout
Live Bait Techniques for Early Season Trout
Penns Creek Early
Serious Trout Fishing on the Allegheny
Southeast Best Family Trout Waters
Southeast’s Top Scenic Trout Waters
Southcentral PA's Autumn Trout Hotspots
Spring Creek Early
The Early Bird Gets the Trout
Winter Trout Fishing
Women Trout Fishing

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

VIDEO - Raising Your Trout