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Adult Trout Stocking Program Changes
2015
Another truckload of family fishing funThe Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) will stock approximately 3.2 million adult trout in the waters of the Commonwealth open to public angling. This figure is based on trout produced at PFBC hatcheries. As with past practice, the average size of trout produced for stocking will be 11 inches long.

Changes this season include new waters, waters restored to the stocking program, and the removal of waters from the stocking program.

New waters and waters restored
to the stocking program
Desandis Pond, Lackawanna County

Adult trout stocking will be initiated in this 8.2-acre lake located near Scranton, PA.  Rainbow Trout will be stocked during the preseason and inseason stocking periods.

Hoagland Branch, Sullivan County

Due to damages caused during a flood event in 2011, stocking had been limited to approximately the lower 1.4-miles of stream. Maintenance work has been completed to repair the road and bridges along the stream and stocking will be reinstated over a 4.0-mile section of stream extending from the confluence with Porter Creek downstream to the mouth.  Rainbow Trout will be stocked during the preseason distribution period and brook trout and rainbow trout will be stocked during the inseason stocking period.

Lake Perez, Huntingdon County

Providing that water levels have been restored after a period of drawdown for repairs to the dam, adult trout stocking will be reinstated in this 72-acre lake. Rainbow trout will be stocked during the preseason stocking period

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Early warning waters (removed from stocking list)
Appenzell Creek, Monroe County

Due to an increase in landowner posting adult trout stocking will be discontinued on a 3.4- mile section of stream extending from the outflow of Gruber Lake downstream to the Neola Church Road Bridge (SR 3018).  Formerly, this water had been stocked on a preseason-only basis.

Lake Jean, Luzerne and Sullivan Counties

This 245-acre impoundment will be removed from the adult trout-stocking program in 2015 due to a complete dewatering of the dam to allow for maintenance repairs to the dam. This water had been stocked on an inseason-only basis.

Neifert Creek Dam, Schuylkill County

Adult trout stocking will be discontinued in this 5.9-acre lake due to poor road conditions for stocking and angler access limitations. Formerly, this water had been stocked on a preseason-only basis.

Red Creek, Schuylkill County

An increase in landowner posting and low angler use have led to the removal of adult trout stocking on a 2.8-mile section of stream extending from a point near the junction of T-657 (Valley Road) and T-670 downstream to the mouth. This water had been stocked on a preseason-only basis.

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