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Trout stocking schedules now available online

Pennsylvania trout stocking schedules are now available online in preparation for opening day of trout season in April, said Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna).

A total of 733 streams and 124 lakes will be stocked as a part of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's 2013 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 Pennsylvania 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.

Opening day for trout season is currently scheduled for Saturday, April 13. There also will be a regional opening day at the end of March for many southeastern Pennsylvania counties.

Copies of the trout stocking schedules can be found online at www.RepPickett.com. Hard copies of trout stocking schedules may also be obtained at her offices at 106 West Packer Ave., Sayre, and 321 Main St., Towanda.