Trout stocking guides available in my offices

DRAVOSBURG, Feb. 25 – State Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, said 2016 trout stocking schedules are now available in his constituent service offices.

The schedule has an easy-to-read table that allows western Pennsylvania anglers to see an entire year’s worth of stockings at one time. The information is broken down by county, with stream sections and lakes listed alphabetically, and the type of trout being released at each location.

"The state stocks our fishing locations from March through November," Kortz said. "The state stocking program shows the commitment to supporting the long tradition of fishing in Pennsylvania."

Kortz added, "Remember, a fishing license is required for anyone age 16 or older."

License information can be found on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website, http://fishandboat.com/license.htm.

Kortz said the guides can be picked up at either of his constituent service offices – 751 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd., Dravosburg or 5101 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh.

Stocking schedules are also available on the Fish and Boat Commission's website, www.fish.state.pa.us. Choose "Fish" from the left menu and click on "Stocking."