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Fishing Near You
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Although Pennsylvania may have been named for its woods, our waters are the real attraction. There are more than 85,000 miles of streams and rivers, along with 4,000 inland lakes and ponds covering 160,000 acres, plus 470,000 acres of Lake Erie. What does this mean to you? There's plenty of good fishing nearby! Below are links to a few pages on our website to get you started.
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County Guide
Looking for a place to launch a boat or catch a trout? Need driving directions? Or regulations for a body of water? Our County Guide provides an easy way to find just this kind of fishing and boating related information....GO!

Stocking
Information about the Commission's fish stocking programs and list of schedules available on our web site....GO!
bulletTrout stocking pre/in-season stocking schedules (trout stocking overview)
bulletWarmWater / CoolWater schedules

Interactive Maps – Geographic Information System (GIS)
We have a number of interactive maps designed for anglers and boaters. "Map" only begins to describe what these pages can do – they virtually serve as a complete guide for their respective topics....GO!
bulletPrinted and links to other map resources are also available....GO!

Pennsylvania Lakes
Feature pages for lakes managed by the Commission. Links to PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lakes are also provided....GO!

Regional Reports
Local fishing & boating reports by region....GO!

PA's Best Fishing Waters
Suggestions on where to fish in PA. Just choose the species or type of fishing you want to do....GO!

Trout Stream Listings
The Commission classifies trout streams in a number of ways, for instance wild vs. stocked. This page defines those classifications and has links to the listings....GO!

Family Fishing Programs
Educational programs designed for families with little or no fishing experience. Families will learn basic fishing skills and have an opportunity to practice those skills while fishing together during the program. In addition to Family Fishing, there are specialized programs for family ice fishing, family fly-fishing and a SMART angler program for youth between the ages of 8 and 12....GO!
bulletCalendar of events (includes fishing programs)
bulletFishing programs currently being offered (grid/table view)
bulletFishing Opportunities for Families and Children

Ice / Winter Fishing
Destinations for winter and ice fishing in Pennsylvania....GO!

Water Trails
For those of you who like to fish while you paddle....GO!

Children/Disabled Fishing Areas
Regulations and listing of areas exclusively for children 12 and under and persons with disabilities....GO!

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