Trout Season Begins on April 16 in Columbia County, Says Millard

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has established Saturday, April 16 for 49 counties across Pennsylvania, including Columbia County, says Rep. David Millard (R-Millville). 

Opening day is one of the biggest fishing days of the year.  The PFBC has been busy since mid-February stocking area lakes and streams with a fresh supply of brook, brown and rainbow trout.  Every year, the PFBC stocks about 3.2 million trout in waterways across the state. 

Eighteen counties in the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth will open trout season on April 2. Those counties are: Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York. 

Anglers must purchase a fishing license to fish in these counties.  A resident fishing license costs $22.70 and a trout-salmon permit is $9.70.  A license is required for anyone 16 and older.  Licenses can be purchased at local sporting goods stores or online at

To see if local streams have been stocked, visit and click on “Trout Stocking Schedules” or visit either of Millard’s district offices to pick up a copy of the 2011 Trout Stocking Schedule. Millard has an office at 904B Orange Street in Berwick and at 605 West Main Street in Bloomsburg. 

State Representative David Millard
109th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Diane Moore

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