Trout season underway in parts of PA

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Apr 2, 2017 7:28 AM

(Harrisburg) --  Thousands headed out to Pennsylvania waterways Saturday for the opening of trout season.

The season started in 18 southeastern Pennsylvania counties.  It opens statewide April 15th.  

Fish and Boat Commission spokesman Eric Levis says this is done by design.

"It warms up more quickly down in the southeastern section of the state.  A number of years ago we did implement a regional opening day of trout season.  That allows people to come out when it's a little bit warmer," he said.

Rivers, lakes and streams have been stocked with over three million trout.

Catch and release is the preference for many anglers, but for those planning on keeping their catch, the daily limit is five, and the trout must be at least seven inches long.

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