If you were expecting to fish for freshly stocked adult trout this fall in Cambria, Somerset or Westmoreland counties, you’ll have to wait until the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) does some rescheduling.
Duman Dam and Lake Rowena in Cambria County and Laurel Hill Lake in Somerset County had its scheduled stockings postponed.
Duman, Rowena and Laurel Hill were slated to get fall stockings on Oct. 24.
Fall trout stockings also have been delayed at Keystone, Northmoreland, Indian, Mammoth and Upper and Lower Twin lakes, all in Westmoreland County.
All of those impoundments were scheduled to receive trout from a Tellico, N.C., fish hatchery.
Rick Lorson, area fisheries manager for the Southwest Region, said that there was a possible concern bringing in trout from the North Carolina-based hatchery. Lorson said there was no immediate timetable set for the rescheduling of those bodies of water.
The only impoundment in Westmoreland County still scheduled to receive trout is Donegal Lake, which is slated to be stocked on Oct. 28.
Blair County’s Canoe Creek Lake is scheduled to be stocked on Nov. 21.
Some streams in the area have already received a fall supplement of trout. The Little Juniata River (Blair County), Little Mahoning Creek (Indiana) and Loyalhanna Creek (Westmoreland) were stocked Oct. 2.
Cambria County’s Chest Creek and Black Moshannon Creek in Centre County received trout on Oct. 3 while Laurel Hill Creek in Somerset County acquired fish on Oct. 8 – in two separate sections.
Sections of those steams are delayed-harvest areas and are stocked by instate hatcheries.