Category: Trout / Char Fishing

Doing well on Western PA’s Delayed Harvest waters

I recently had a chance to fish some special regulation waters in Western Pennsylvania with a bit of success. While most of the “approved trout waters” in the state are closed in March and the first part of April, the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) sections offer good opportunities for catch-and-release trout fishing. Anglers fishing …

Can you use trout worms in Pennsylvania’s DHALO areas?

Over the last two weeks I’ve spent a few days fishing for trout in Western Pennsylvania. Since state regulations keep many of the area’s best trout streams closed until the opener in mid-April, that means I’ve been limited to fishing a few wild brook trout waters and Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) special regulation areas. Whenever …

How to use Trout Magnets, trout worms and micro jigs

I’ve noticed that a lot of people are interested in finding out how to effectively fish micro jigs (especially the Trout Magnet). If presented correctly, these increasingly popular lures can work very well for trout, steelhead, crappie and other species. The most effective aspect of the Trout Magnet is the presentation used when fishing it, namely …

A 2-hour fishing outing turns into a Pennsylvania trout grand slam

Letort Spring Run is a limestone stream in Central Pennsylvania famous among fly anglers. The creek, which meanders through South Central Pennsylvania, is renowned as one of the finest trout streams in the United States. Known for its extremely selective wild trout, the Letort has long been a proving ground where fly fishing techniques are developed …