Where Are Some Good PA Trout Fishing Locations?

Where Are Some Good PA Trout Fishing Locations?

Neshannock Creek, Kinzua Creek, Tulpehocken Creek, and Spring Creek are some good trout fishing locations in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Boat and Fish Commission operates an extensive hatchery that includes brook, brown and rainbow trout. Some Pennsylvania trout habitats have naturally spawning wild trout, but many of the fisheries require annual restocking. Fishing season schedules, limits, tackle, lure restrictions and regulations may vary by specific fisheries and management region.

Neshannock Creek has a 20-mile length open year-around that runs from its confluence with the Shenago River upstream to the Cannery Road Bridge at Milburn in Lawrence County. The creek is heavily stocked with both brown and rainbow trout.

Kinzua Creek runs through the Allegheny National Forest in McKean County. The main creek receives a large stock of brook and brown trout prior to each season while its south branch is filled with rainbows.

In Berks County, Tulpehocken Creek as two good trout fishing sections. The portion above the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Blue Marsh Lake is stocked with rainbow and brown trout and is open to fishing with all types of tackle. The portion of the creek below the lake's spillway is fully stocked as well but is restricted to a delayed harvest and artificial lures only.

Spring Creek runs through the Allegheny Mountains and is populated with naturally reproducing wild brown trout. It is considered an excellent location for large 16 to 20-inch fish.