Post by timberdoodle on Mar 29, 2020 6:38:02 GMT -5
It is now unlawful to fish in stocked trout waters regulated under 58 Pa. Code § 61.1 (relating to Commonwealth inland waters) in any part of this Commonwealth until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2020. This is a temporary change affecting only the 2020 trout season.
A friend called yesterday to rub it in again that he caught a bunch of trout Thursday afternoon on a trip he asked me to go along on. He has his boat out of winter storage and wants to go for crappie one day next week. I wouldn't think that's got any restrictions this year, at least not yet.
It would make sense if people actually spread apart. But with all this unemployment, every fisherman\woman is gonna be out there trying to keep from going stir crazy at home. So.....shoulder to shoulder will be the norm unless some type of "person per yard" restriction is imposed. However.......I doubt most will follow something like that.
And BTW, just an FYI but a dear friend of my wife's.....the friends F-I-L & M-I-L have both been tested positive with COVID 19. The Mom is recovering at home at this point, but the Dad just was admitted to the hospital with respiratory issues. My prayers to that family. I post this here to remind all that this needs too be taken seriously. Not that most don't take it that way already.
Driving to exercise is OK as I read the order. No way can an LEO stop you as they don't know where you are going. I know a guy who continues to fish a DHALO, he says he didn't know. How many will just go by the booklet? This new order has not been in my newspaper nor on the local TV news.
Another local stream gets stocked today and I will watch (exercise). JM Carry on
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