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Fish-for-Free Day 5/27/2018
12:01 AM to 11:59 PM

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Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations still apply.
Opening Day - Bass 6/16/2018


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Open season year round - NO HARVEST April 14 through June 15. Special regulations for Big Bass Program and Catch and Release on certain waters.
Fish-for-Free Day 7/4/2018
12:01 AM to 11:59 PM

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Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations still apply.
Extended Trout Season begins 9/4/2018


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Through February 28, 2019
2018 Fishing Licenses & Vouchers Available for Purchase 12/1/2018


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Anglers can purchase a 2019 Fishing License beginning December 1, 2018, which gives them a bonus month for free. A voucher can also be purchased as a gift - recipients can redeem the voucher to get their fishing license.