The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds us that this spring’s Mentored Youth Fishing Day is now scheduled for Saturday, May 10 on forty-one waterways across the state.
The program was originally scheduled to be held over two days, March 22 and April 5, but was postponed because of extended cold weather and the ice cover that remained over many of Pennsylvania’s waters.
So far, nearly 1,800 youngsters have obtained a free permit to fish on Youth Fishing Day, and another 1,300 have purchased voluntary youth fishing licenses.
To participate, an angler age 16 or older with a valid fishing license and a trout/salmon permit may accompany a youth angler who may fish for free with a commission-issued fishing permit. Fishermen may keep two trout.
The program’s waters will have been restocked with trout on the day before the event.
Other fishermen are reminded that the program’s waterways will be open only to Mentored Youth Day participants on May 10 from 8:00 AM until 7:30 PM.
More information is available at GoneFishingPA.com.