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Pennsylvania trout fishing season begins

Pennsylvania’s trout fishing season began Saturday morning with plenty of anglers out in Berks County and elsewhere in the state.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission officials estimated 1 million to 1.5 million people would participate in opening day statewide.

The commission plants to stock 3.2 million adult trout in 696 streams and 128 lakes this year. This includes about 2.2 million rainbow trout, 686,000 brown trout, 293,000 brook trout and 13,000 golden rainbow trout. The average stocked fish is 11 inches long and 0.58 pounds,

Stocking began late in the winter, and about 65% were released by opening day. The remainder will be stocked by mid-May.

Anglers ages 16 and older require both a fishing license and a trout permit. Those 15 and under do not require a license to fish.

Jeff Hainsey of Reading baits a hook for his grandson Jace Robinson, 8, of Pottstown, during Jace’s first day of fishing Saturday on opening day of trout season at Antietam Lake in Lower Alsace Township. (BILL UHRICH — READING EAGLE)
An adult bald eagle is among the early bird fisherman during opening day of trout season at Antietam Lake. (BILL UHRICH — READING EAGLE)

Source: Berkshire mont

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