The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission will operate under a consolidated statewide schedule for all counties during the 2020 trout season because of the coronavirus outbreak. Under this revised plan, a single Mentored Youth Trout Day will occur Saturday, April 11, and a Statewide Opening Day of trout season will take place Saturday, April 18.
The earlier regional mentored youth and opening days will not occur in 2020 in 18 southeastern counties, including: Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York. Anglers in these areas should revise their plans as necessary to adjust to the statewide schedule.
In addition to these changes, 2020 trout stocking will be conducted on an accelerated schedule. To ensure public safety, volunteers will NOT be permitted to assist with stocking activities.