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Wild Trout Streams
Southcentral Pennsylvania
June - July 2003


Southcentral Fisheries Management biologists surveyed the wild trout streams in these photos from mid-June through July 2003 and report that wild trout opportunities await the adventurous angler in Southcentral Pa. So grab a topographic map (our Map page lists some resources) in an area of interest. Pick one of those innocent looking blue lines that depict streams, perhaps in the green shaded area of a public use State Forest, and go explore the quiet aesthetics of wild trout fishing. Many of those streams in forested areas support reproducing brook trout populations, while others, more in the foothill and valley setting, offer angling opportunities for wild brown and rainbow trout.

If you prefer a bit more direction to start than just a topo map, scout out the PFBC web page for the Class A list for the best of the wild trout waters in your area.

Fisheries Management biologists spend some of their summer field activities surveying these unstocked, reproducing trout streams. Some have excellent wild trout populations, but fall slightly below the Class A listing on the web site. They're out there in those quiet forest glens, relatively unknown and unfished, for the adventurous trout angler.

Pristine Forested Setting
Pristine Forested Setting
Area Fisheries Manager Larry Jackson and Fisheries Technician John Frederick Sample Wild Trout Populations
Area Fisheries Manager Larry Jackson & Fisheries Technician
 John Frederick Sample Wild Trout Populations
Pennsylvania's State Fish - the Brook Trout
Pennsylvania's State Fish - the Brook Trout
Several Age Classes of Native Brook Trout
Several Age Classes of Native Brook Trout
Several Age Classes of Wild Brown Trout
Several Age Classes of Wild Brown Trout
Archeological Find From 1930's: Civilian Conservation Corp's Stream Habitat Device Photo
Archeological Find From 1930's:
Civilian Conservation Corp's Stream Habitat Device Photo
Area Fisheries Manager Larry Jackson, Fisheries Technician John Frederick and Fisheries Biologist Aide Matt Kline Sample a Limestone Stream
Area Fisheries Manager Larry Jackson, Fisheries Technician
John Frederick and Fisheries Biologist Aide Matt Kline
Sample a Limestone Stream
Wild Rainbow Trout Found in Foothill and Valley Streams
Wild Rainbow Trout Found in Foothill and Valley Streams
Now isn't a setting like this a good reason for a Wild Trout Adventure
Now isn't a setting like this a good reason for a Wild Trout Adventure

-- Area 7


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