The stockings are broken down by county, showing the time & place where the stocking truck will show up, waiting for volunteers to help stock the trout. The trout stockings are a fun time & also great for kids & the entire family. Many kids get to see the fish up close & can even help carry buckets of them to the stream. Mom & Dad will see where the fish go & maybe even learn of a few new places to fish that they didn't know about before.
The Commission welcomes volunteers to help stock the trout. However, before you go to a trout stocking please read THIS. Your safety while stocking is not something to take for granted.
There will be plenty of opportunities to see a trout stocking this year as well. Overall the Fish Commission will stock almost 4 million trout this season!! (read more about it HERE).
All the trout stockings scheduled for the year are available HERE. You can also find each stream on interactive maps on the Commission's website, showing you exactly where to go fishing. The website is also full of other information regarding all aspects of fishing & boating in PA. You can even purchase a fishing license from them online!!
I always look forward to this time of year when the Commission releases the trout stocking dates for the year. It means that it won't be too much longer before I'm wetting a line & watching the trout rise to a nice hatch. It's comforting to read the list for my area & think of the fishing season to come. As the snow piles up outside my window & the thermometer reads single digits, I'll take any comfort I can get, even if it's just from a stocking list!!