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Early season stocking

2006/10/18 15:46
From Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Posts: 6276
I haven't seen a 2007 stocking list yet but I know a couple lakes in my area have a stocking at the end of february and are open durring the month of march for an early season. Do they strictly stock the lakes or would they also do the surrounding streams or is it different for everything?

Posted on: 2007/1/26 15:24

Re: Early season stocking

2007/1/2 11:55
From Bozeman
Posts: 19464
I've only seen that in lakes, but then again i haven't looked too hard.

Usually you can just call the commission to get the status of a waterway. They should also put up new "APPROVED TROUT WATER" signs when they do the preseason stocking. The signs usually give you open/close dates.

Posted on: 2007/1/26 15:56

Re: Early season stocking

2006/9/13 10:18
From LV
Posts: 8998
If you live in SE PA there is a new Early Opening day, it's the last Saturday in March. They will be stocking then, they also stock the DH areas as early as they can im March.

Posted on: 2007/1/26 18:40

Re: Early season stocking
2006/9/9 9:29
From Monessen, PA
Posts: 24565
The February stockings are termed the "Winter Trout Stockings" by the PFBC. It is exclusively in lakes and reservoirs if I'm not mistaken. Many of these have the regulations allowing fishing through March 31.

Posted on: 2007/1/26 19:25
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Re: Early season stocking

2006/12/29 10:00
From Harrisburg
Posts: 1998
From what I understood was that it was basically lakes/resevoirs just because they dont want to send men down along the icy snow covered banks with buckets of trout. Course global warming could change that. You might consider the Breeches. Although they (YBAC) generally only advertises certain dates, I've been there when they stock unadvertised dates. Usually once a month at 400 trout with approx. 4 2 yr olds and 2 3 yr olds. I liked helping and they have an awesome nursery but it was usually a friday morning.

Posted on: 2007/1/27 6:47

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