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2019 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.
Stocked Trout Waters Closed to Fishing 3/1/2019


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Stocked Trout Waters are closed to fishing beginning March 1 until the opening day of Trout season.
Mentored Youth Trout Day - Regional 3/23/2019
08:00 AM to 07:30 PM

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Youth under the age of 16 can join a mentor (adult) angler who has a current fishing license and trout permit to fish on Saturday, March 25 on stocked trout waters within the 18 southeastern regional counties.
Regional Opening Day of Trout 3/30/2019
08:00 AM

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Trout opening day for 18 counties in southeast PA
Mentored Youth Trout Day - Regional 4/6/2019
08:00 AM to 07:30 PM

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Youth under the age of 16 can join a mentor (adult) angler who has a current fishing license and trout permit to fish on Saturday, March 25 on stocked trout waters within the 18 southeastern regional counties.
Statewide Opening Day of Trout 4/13/2019
08:00 AM

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Statewide opening day of trout season
Opening Day - Walleye 5/4/2019


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Opening day of Walleye
National Safe Boating Week 5/18/2019

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Wear IT Pennsylvania!
Fish-for-Free Day 5/26/2019


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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 apply.
Opening Day - Bass 6/15/2019


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Open season year round - NO HARVEST April 13 through June 14. Special regulations for Big Bass Program and Catch and Release on certain waters.
Fish-for-Free Day 7/4/2019


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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 apply.
Extended Trout Season begins 9/3/2019


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Through February 29, 2020
2020 Fishing Licenses & Vouchers Available for Purchase 12/1/2019


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Anglers can purchase a 2020 Fishing License beginning December 1, 2019, 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.