2020 Fall Winter Trout Stocking at Letterkenny Reservoir
On Thursday, October 1, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission began its annual fall and winter trout stocking operations statewide.
PFBC Executive Director Tim Schaeffer kicked off the activities by helping to stock 900 Rainbow Trout into Letterkenny Reservoir in Franklin County.
Between now and mid-December, approximately 120,000 adult trout will be stocked in more than 100 high-use waterways. Stocking in the fall and winter replenishes many popular lakes and streams immediately and will provide ice fishing opportunities as conditions allow.
This year, due to COVID-19, the Fish and Boat Commission is not permitting volunteers to assist with stocking. Anglers can find a fall and winter stocking schedule at , which indicates the week during which a water will be stocked.
Anglers who are fishing from boats are encouraged to wear life jackets as the water gets colder. From November 1 through April 30, all boaters on boats less than 16 feet in length, including all canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, are required to wear a life jacket.