Spring surprise: Pennsylvania opens trout season early

LISTEN- WILK's Jason Barsky talks to Pa Fish and Boat Commission about early open

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April 07, 2020 - 12:28 pm
Anglers line up in a section of the Neshannock Creek April 17, 2004 near Volant, Pennsylvania.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Trout season in Pennsylvania opened Monday in an abrupt announcement by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission that was designed to preempt big gatherings of anglers and travel that typically occurs on the traditional April opening day. Monday was two weeks ahead of the previously scheduled opening day. The Fish and Boat Commission says anglers and boaters must abide by social distancing guidelines provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Gov. Tom Wolf. Meanwhile, Chester County launched a plan to test thousands of first responders and other essential workers for coronavirus-fighting antibodies in their blood. A federal judge is also ordering the release of more immigration detainees in Pennsylvania.

By MARC LEVY and MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press

WILK'S Jaon Barsky talked to Mike Parker, Communications Director of the PA Fish and Boat Commission explains why the decision was made to spring trout season on anglers, and lays out the rules you're expected to follow during the fight against COVID-19.



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