In a surprise move, possibly designed to avoid the usual Opening Day crush of fishermen and fisherwomen, Mr. Wolf has opened Trout Season early this year. Social distancing applies as well as the usual requirements, in contrast to the usual scene (above).
PENNSYLVANIA TROUT FISHING SEASON NOW OPEN HARRISBURG, PA (April 7) – Effective 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), in consultation with the Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) opened the statewide 2020 trout season.This measure allows properly licensed anglers and youth to begin fishing for and harvesting trout. All regulations, sizes, and creel limits apply.Anglers and boaters must abide by social distancing guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Tom Wolf’s Stay-at-Home Order regarding COVID-19. Full press release: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/fish-and-Boat-Commission-Details.aspx?newsid=316