Could Pennsylvania fish hatcheries go the way of game farms and close? That’s a possibility state officials should be preparing for, says one of them.
The Fish and Boat Commission came very close to losing tens of thousands, or more, of its hatchery trout due to drought. Officials say they’re back on track to stock more than 3.2 million trout starting this spring, however. Details are here.
If the chance to catch big trout — fish up to 20 inches or more — is your thing, these are the places you want to be fishing.
Four waters were in the running, but only one could be named Pennsylvania’s river of the year for 2017. We’ve got a winner.
Anglers looking to get in some last-minute fishing can target freshly-stocked trout on some area waters. Steelhead fishing is improving, too.
Yeah, they’re as nasty looking as you’d expect. What impact the appearance of gill lice in Pennsylvania will have is the question. Plus, more outdoor news.
Can a brown trout be wild in Pennsylvania, since they’re not native to the state? And how much effort should be spent on protecting them either way? That’s the debate.
Have you ever wanted to talk to the people managing the state’s wildlife? Here’s your chance. Plus, news on co-op trout nurseries.