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Pennsylvania is home to some of the best Trout fishing in the world! Whether you're looking to battle wits with wild Brook Trout on a small mountain run or land a trophy Brown or Rainbow Trout from one of our well-stocked streams and lakes, PA has something to offer every Trout angler. Brook (native, state fish), Brown and Rainbow (including steelhead and golden rainbow) Trout are found in PA waters.

Fish for trout

Trout Opening DaysTrout stocking schedules 

⇢ Trout Season 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 stocking schedules (stocking numbers summarized)
⇢ 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

All About Trout (PLAY-Spring)
Backwoods Wild Trout
Brook Trout Behavior
Fall Wild Trout
Fishing Mountain Streams with Minnows
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

Trout Plan
Wild Trout Summit 2017
History of the Management of Trout Fisheries in Pennsylvania
The Fishery of Spring Creek: A Watershed Under Siege [4.7 Mb]