All counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds are currently in the Green Phase for reopening Pennsylvania amid COVID-19.

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April 8, 2020

PA Trout Season Now Open: Anglers must abide by social distancing guidelines

Effective on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), in consultation with the Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) opened the statewide 2020 trout season. Anglers and boaters must abide by social distancing guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

September 27, 2019

Fly fishing for trout through fall

When the leaves start to turn and the temperatures call for a fleece jacket, many anglers in Pennsylvania head back to the trout streams. 

July 29, 2019

How a guided fly fishing tour made lessons a reality

Abbi Peters has been learning about fly fishing for months. In June, she took what she learned to Kettle Creek, with some assistance from Wildwood Outfitters, and had a successful first outing fishing the calm waters of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

July 14, 2019

Explore public lands during ‘Parks and Recreation Month’

July is Parks and Recreation Month across the nation. It’s the perfect time to celebrate and explore our public lands and take in the beauty of nature around us. In this rural region, over 2.1 million acres of public lands are protected and set aside for citizens and visitors to enjoy. The Pennsylvania Wilds boasts 29 state parks, eight state forests, and is home to the Commonwealth’s only national forest: the Allegheny National Forest.

March 30, 2019

Opening Day Tuneup for the Fly Angler

As anglers across the Keystone State anxiously await the trout opener, some of the finer details pertinent to having a successful day can get lost in the mix. Angler Nick DelVecchio can assure you, it’s beneficial to prepare before opening day (which is April 13 in the PA Wilds).

February 19, 2019

The Old Man, The Bear and Logan Run

"Of many favorite brook trout streams throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds, Logan Run is right up there near the top of my list," says author Ed Byers. "From Tionesta Creek up to the waterfall, Logan Run is a mile-long wild trout stream with beautiful hemlocks and an occasional lush meadow."

March 21, 2018

PA Fish & Boat Commission Mentored Youth Program a great opportunity for young anglers

PA Wilds Contributor Nick Lyter averages 250 days each year fishing the trout waters of the Pennsylvania Wilds and Central Pennsylvania. Here, he shares information about the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's Mentored Youth Program and encourages adults to get youngsters out on the water to learn about fishing during two special days: March 24 and April 7.