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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently announced its 2018 adult trout stocking schedule for Wyoming County waters.

Opening day of trout season is slated for April 14 and the PFCB is slated to stock more than 720 streams and 126 lakes across the state.

These figures include approximately 2 million rainbow trout; 640,000 brown trout; and 500,000 brook trout.

As with past practice, the average size of the trout produced for stocking is 11 inches in length.

In addition to these fish, the PFBC plans to stock about 8,700 trophy golden rainbow trout that weigh an average of 1.5 pounds and measure at least 14 inches long.

Also, PFBC cooperative nurseries run by sportsmen’s clubs across the state will add another 1 million trout to waters open to public angling.

Anglers can easily search the trout stocking schedules for locations and dates of interest.

To view the list, simply go to www.fishandboat.com, click on the link “Fish” in the upper right corner, then select Trout Stocking Schedules.

From there, select a county and enter start and end dates from the calendars at the top of the page. Then press “Go.”

For anglers with smartphones, an even easier way to view the schedules is through the FishBoatPA app, which is available for free from the Apple App and Google Play stores.

Included in this year’s stocking lists are the Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters, a program where 21 streams across the state are stocked with large 14” - 20” trout.

Under the program, approximately 6,500 large trout will be distributed among the 21 streams.

The local Wyoming County waters are all Commonwealth Inland Waters except for special designations: Bowman Creek, from Route 292 bridge to the vicinity of Marsh Creek, is designated “Catch-and-Release fly fishing only;” and South Branch Tunkhannock Creek, from Route 6 and 11 bridge to Keystone College line, is “delayed harvest artificial lures only.”

* Bowman Creek, from Wyoming County Line to Wilson Road (SR 3002 in Noxen) will be stocked with brook and brown trout on April 6 and the week of April 30. Meet at PennDOT rest area on SR 309 and SR 29 at noon for both occurrences.

* Bowman Creek, from Wilson Road (SR 3002 in Noxen) to Route 292 will be stocked with brook and brown trout on April 6 and the week of April 30. Meet at PennDOT rest area on SR 309 and SR 29 at noon for both occurrences.

* Bowman Creek, from Route 292 bridge to the vicinity of Marsh Creek, will be stocked with brook and brown trout on April 6 and the week of May 7. Meet at PennDOT rest area on SR 309 and SR 29 at noon for both occurrences.

* Bowman Creek, from the vicinity of Marsh Creek to Church Road, will be stocked with brook and rainbow trout on April 5, and brown and rainbow trout the week of May 7. Meet at PennDOT rest area on SR 309 and SR 29 at noon for both occurrences.

* Horton Creek, from Village Pine Grove SR 3023 to the mouth, will be stocked with rainbow trout on April 18. Meet at the Pump & Pantry on Rt. 11 in Nicholson at 1:30 p.m.

* Lake Winola was stocked with rainbow trout on March 24 and will be again May 12. Meet at PFBC access area at Lake Winola at 12:45 p.m. for both occurrences.

* Leonard Creek, from the Wyoming/Luzerne county line to the mouth, will be stocked with rainbow trout on April 5 and April 30. Meet at PennDOT rest area on SR 309 and SR 29 at noon for both occurrences.

* Martins Creek, from SR 167 bridge to the mouth, will be stocked with brook and rainbow trout on March 16 and will be stocked with brown and rainbow trout the week of April 16. Meet at the PFBC Oxbow Lake access area at 12:45 p.m. for both occurrences.

* Mehoopany Creek, from Henry Lott Brook to Mehoopany Creek North Fork, will be stocked with brook trout on April 17. Meet at Forkston Corner, Rt. 87, at 12:30 p.m.

* Mehoopany Creek, from Mehoopany Creek North Fork to Rogers Hollow, will be stocked with brook and brown trout on April 13 and 17. Meet at Forkston Corner, Rt. 87, at 12:30 p.m. for both occurrences.

* Meshoppen Creek, from West Nicholson Road (SR 3017) to Rt. 29, will be stocked with brown and rainbow trout on April 10 and 26. Meet at Young’s Diner along Rt. 6 in Meshoppen at 1 p.m. for both occurrences.

* Meshoppen Creek, from Lemon Creek Road (SR 4019) to Potts Falls, will be stocked with brown and rainbow trout on Apr. 10 and 26. Meet at Young’s Diner along Rt. 6 in Meshoppen at 1 p.m. for both occurrences.

* North Branch Mehoopany Creek, from Saxer Road (T 409) to the mouth, will be stocked with brook and brown trout on Apr. 13 and with brown and rainbow trout on Apr. 17. Meet at Forkston Corner, Rt. 87, at 12:30 p.m. for both occurrences.

* Oxbow Lake will be stocked with rainbow trout on March 16 and will be again May 12. Meet at the PFBC Lake Winola access area at 12:45 p.m. for both occurrences.

* Riley Creek, from Singer Road (T 309) to the mouth, will be stocked with rainbow trout on April 26. Meet at Young’s Diner along Rt. 6 in Meshoppen at 1 p.m.

* South Branch Tunkhannock Creek, from Rt. 6 and 11 bridge to Keystone College line, will be stocked with brown and rainbow trout on March 29 and May 1. Meet at the large pull-off on the left on Rt. 107-East, two-tenths mile from Rt. 6, at 1:30 p.m. for both occurrences.

* South Branch Tunkhannock Creek, from Keystone College line to the mouth, will be stocked with brook and rainbow trout on March 29 and brown and rainbow trout on May 1. Meet at large pull-off on the left on Rt. 107-East, two-tenths mile from Rt. 6 at 1:30 p.m. for both occurrences.

* Tuscarora Creek, from Bradford/Susquehanna county line to the mouth, will be stocked with brown and rainbow trout on April 11 and April 27. Meet at Wysox, Rt. 187 and Rt. 6, at noon for both occurrences.

* West Branch Meshoppen Creek, from SR 3004 at Risley Road to the mouth, will be stocked with brown and rainbow trout on April 10 and 26. Meet at Young’s Diner along Rt. 6 in Meshoppen at 1 p.m. for both occurrences.