Trout season opens in southeastern Pa.

March 30, 2008 2:32:47 PM PDT
Get out those rods and reels - trout season is open in 18 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. For the second straight year, trout season opened early in the region to provide the same amount of quality fishing time that the rest of the state enjoys.

Waters tend to warm earlier in southeastern Pennsylvania, and trout are coldwater fish. The season, which opened Saturday, runs until Labor Day.

Trout season will start April 12 in the rest of the state.

About 2 million anglers fish in Pennsylvania, and about 1 million licenses are sold each year. Fishing has a more than $1.5 billion impact on the state's economy.