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While the Laurel Highlands may be known for its rugged mountains and lush forests, the bounty of great trout fishing spots in the fresh waters of Western Pennsylvania are the main attraction in springtime. Trout fishing is so popular in Western PA that a special Laurel Highlands Trout Trail has been developed for anglers of all ages and abilities.
The Laurel Highlands Trout Trail has been compiled to celebrate Pennsylvania's renowned trout streams and highlight the incredible fishing opportunities in the area. Other than Alaska, Pennsylvania has more miles of trout streams than any other state in the country! A partnership among state parks, Trout Unlimited chapters, cultural and historical attractions, boutique shops, restaurants, and lodging partners has evolved into the amazing 70 mile north/south Laurel Highlands Trout Trail. As a result of this great partnership, over 30 special events geared to fly fishermen and their families will be offered throughout the Laurel Highlands Trout Trail region during the month of May. Search for all the trout fishing events this spring in the Laurel Highlands!
For even more information on the Laurel Highlands Trout Trail events, our "Top Ten Fishing Streams," fishing regulations, and equipment visit the Laurel Highlands Trout Trail website.
Whether you're new to the sport of fly fishing or perfecting your skills, Wilderness Voyageurs offers fun and informative clinics for all skill levels. Choose from float trips in a 14-ft raft with expert boatman at the oars or wade in from shore, while you learn fly casting techniques and tips about local hatches on the spectacular Pennsylvania Youghiogheny River.
Head over to Laurel Hill Trout Farm & Pond in Rockwood where you are guaranteed to catch a fish! The pond is stocked with trout varying in size from 10-22 inches. A state license is not required and a catch is "guaranteed." You'll have a lot of fun and will take home a delicious meal of trout.
Take a listen to the April 4, 2015 WCNS radio broadcast of Laurel Highlands Happenings! Julie Donovan from the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau is joined by Olga Herbert with Laurel Highlands Trout Trail, Monty Murty from Trout Unlimited and Dan McMaster, owner of Ligonier Outfitters to talk about trout season in the Laurel Highlands.
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