A total of 600 streams and 123 lakes will be stocked as part of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) 2005 inseason adult trout stocking program and for the first time in nearly 30 years, the exact day those waters will be stocked is being announced in most instances.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, the exact day those waters will be stocked is being announced in most instances. Because of traffic safety concerns, some dates are not being released and the commission is not widely publicizing the exact spots where stocking trucks will stop along stream sections.
While the Fish and Boat Commission has long provided details such as date, time and location of preseason adult trout stocking (those that occur prior to trout season opening), it has limited the information publicized on in-season stockings.
Since 1978, the Commission practice has been to announce only the week period that waters would receive inseason stockings.
Since 1997, the Fish and Boat Commission has experimented with pilot programs of announced in-season trout stockings at select public lakes and streams. Based on the successes of these programs, the commission has now opted to publicize the day of stocking in most cases.
The Fish and Boat Commission annually stocks streams and lakes throughout the Commonwealth. Trout stocking occurs year-round, beginning with “early season” in January and February to “winter” in November and December. Most trout are stocked within the pre- and in-season programs. Warm/cool water species are stocked throughout the year.