Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available Online, Says Hess
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania trout stocking schedules are now available online in preparation for opening day of trout season in April, Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon) announced today.

“In a sure sign of spring approaching, I am pleased to inform residents that the trout stocking schedules are now available,” said Hess.

A total of 736 streams and 121 lakes will be stocked as a part of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s 2012 adult trout stocking program. Stocking occurs year-round, though most anglers typically view March as the official start of stocking season.

The PFBC will stock nearly 4 million adult trout in Pennsylvanian rivers and streams that are open to the public for fishing. More than 1 million additional trout will be stocked by private contractors across the Commonwealth.

“This is a good opportunity to start planning those fishing trips for the coming season,” said Hess. “The schedules show all of the stocking locations.”

Opening day for trout season is currently scheduled for Saturday, April 14. There also will be a regional opening day at the end of March for many southeastern Pennsylvania counties.

Copies of the trout stocking schedule can be obtained from Hess’ Bedford County office located at 133 S. Richard Street in Bedford, phone 814-623-9097, or his Fulton County office located at 314 Lincoln Way East, Suite A, in McConnellsburg, phone 717-485-4430. Schedules can also be viewed on Hess’ Web site at

State Representative Dick Hess
78th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Raymond Smith
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