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Spring Trout Fishing Series Episode 2 | Best Places for Trout Fishing in Pennsylvania

Our Favorite Places for Trout Fishing in Pennsylvania

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has some of the best trout fishing east of the Mississippi. Trout fishing opportunities are so numerous from each corner of the state it is sometimes hard to decide what the best places for trout fishing in Pennsylvania are 

Luckily, there are many free tools available to help you navigate the Pennsylvania trout fishing season and get on some great bodies of water. Start by utilizing the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s public website to discover trout fishing opportunitiesHere you can explore stocked trout waters, search for wild or special regulation trout streams, and review the Pennsylvania trout stocking schedule. Furthermore, an interactive Pennsylvania trout streams map is available that lets you easily see exactly where different designations of trout waters exist in the state. 

Two of our favorite places for trout fishing in Pennsylvania are the Tulpehocken Creek in Berks County and the Yellow Breeches Creek in Cumberland County. These creeks offer both fly and traditional trout fishing opportunities with several special regulation areas such as Catch and Release and Keystone Select Waters. 

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Spring Trout Fishing Series Episode 1 | Trout Fishing Gear Guide

Trout Fishing Gear Guide for Pennsylvania Waters

The first episode of the spring trout fishing series starts with getting prepared for trout season in Pennsylvania. What are the basics when it comes to trout fishing gearMusthaves like Berkley® Trilene® fishing lineEagle Claw® bait hooksand various sizes of removal split shot are all necessary to stock up on before opening day. Now is also a good time to upgrade your trout fishing rod to one that is compact and durable like the Ugly Stik® GX2. In addition, don’t forget to grab trout fishing lures like Rooster Tail® trout spinners and Berkley® soft baits. 

If fly fishing is more your style, your trout fishing gear should have a variety of nymphs, streams and a selection of dry flies for the streams you most commonly fish. Generally, a 7 ½ to 9-foot 5wt fly rod is an ideal trout fishing set up for fishing most waters in the state. Match it with 5X to 7X tippet and you will be ready for spring trout fishing. Not sure what you need? Stop in at Kinsey’s Outdoors in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania and they will set you up with all the trout fishing gear you need for opening day.