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Trout Fishing Season Starts Saturday

Regional trout fishing season begins March 30. Here are some things you should know to prepare for the trout season in Bethlehem.

 

Saturday is the regional opening day of trout season, which means that anglers can begin casting their lines into the Monocacy and Saucon creeks. 

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has already stocked local waters in the Bethlehem area with both brown and rainbow trout.

However, prior to heading out, several state rules and regulations must be followed before you can bait that hook or rig that lure.

A regular state fishing license costs $22.70, but if you want to catch trout, the cost is an additional $9.70 for a trout stamp.

Here are the full list of rules and regulations concerning trout fishing season from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission website.

According to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, approved trout waters in Northampton County include Bushkill Creek, Hokendauqua Creek, Indian Creek, Jacoby Creek, Lehigh Canal (0.6 mile downstream of Carbon County line downstream to confluence with Bertsch Creek, and first lock upstream of Monocacy Creek crossing downstream to confluence with Nancy Run Crossing), Little Bushkill Creek, Martins Creek, Monocacy Creek and Saucon Creek

In Lehigh County approved trout waters include Cedar Creek (Lake Muhlenberg outflow downstream to mouth), Coplay Creek, Jordan Creek, Kistler Creek, Laurel Run (South Branch Saucon Creek), Lehigh Canal (from first lock upstream of Monocacy Creek Crossing), Little Lehigh Creek, Monocacy Creek, Ontelaunee Creek, Swabia Creek, Switzer Creek and Trout Creek (Big Trout Creek-Slatington).

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