Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, please use appropriate precautions when traveling in the PA Wilds and refer to the PA Department of Health for updates.

Fishing

January 30, 2021

HuntFishPA: New mobile-friendly licensing platform for PA outdoor rec enthusiasts

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission have launched HuntFishPA, the new user-friendly licensing platform for hunters, anglers, and boaters. Visitors to the new HuntFishPA website will discover convenient features like personalized dashboards, autorenewal for fishing licenses, and the ability to report game and furbearer harvests as required.

January 14, 2021

Ice fishing safely in the PA Wilds

Ice fishing can be hit or miss depending on the weather in the winter -- here Beau Martonik offers tips and hints on how to safely ice fish in the PA Wilds.

October 13, 2020

The Other Amazing Colors of Fall

Have you ever marveled at the colors of brook trout in the fall? "It is as if they are in competition with the changing autumn leaves and wish themselves not to be outdone in this time of color and beauty," says Jeff Woleslagle.

October 7, 2020

Summer into Fall: Fly Fishing the Legendary Spring Creek in Central Pennsylvania

Fly fishing on Spring Creek in Central Pennsylvania is an experience to relish regardless of season. Just ask Ray Hunt!

September 21, 2020

Fall, Winter Trout Stocking to Extend Fishing Opportunities on More Than 100 Waterways

Beginning the week of October 1 and continuing through mid-December, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will stock approximately 120,000 hatchery raised adult Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout in more than 100 streams and lakes.

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).