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Posted on: April 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Trout Fishing in Luzerne County

Trout fishing

It’s time to cast your line for trout season in Luzerne County, which kicks off Saturday, April 13, 2019.

The state is home to some of the best trout fishing in the world, with a variety of trout found in Pennsylvania waters. Here in Luzerne County alone, there are more than 90 lakes and 130 streams which is why so many are hooked on this part of Northeast Pennsylvania. 

Here are 7 things about trout fishing in Luzerne County to know before you hit the water:

  • Time to fish: First cast of the season is at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019. After that, there is no state-regulated time restriction on when a person can fish.
  • Size matters: 7 inches is the minimum size for a caught trout.
  • Creel limit: During the regular season (April 13 – September 2), the daily limit is 5 (combined species).
  • License: Any angler over the age of 16 is required to have a fishing license. A trout stamp/ permit is also needed to fish for trout.
  • Cost: Rates for a fishing license vary for residents, tourists and age.
  • How to a get a license:  You can buy a fishing license online here. Or click here for locations in Luzerne County to purchase one in person.  
  • Fish for Free: You can legally fish without a license on Fish-For-Free Days on Sunday, May 26, 2019 and Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Use this interactive map to find the best fishing lakes and streams or check out these top fishing spots in Luzerne County:

  • Harveys Lake
  • Frances Slocum Lake
  • Sylvan Lake
  • Moon Lake
  • Lehigh River
  • Lake Took –A- While
  • Lake Irena
  • F.E. Walter Reservoir

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