HARRISBURG – The PA Fish and Boat Commission has given preliminary approval to establishing a single, statewide opening day of trout season beginning annually in 2022. It would begin on the first Saturday of April each year, which will provide an earlier and longer trout season for most anglers. The practice of holding a single, statewide opening day would become standard and a separate regional opening day for PA’s 18 southeastern counties, which was established in 2007, would no longer occur. In selecting the first Saturday in April, the commission considered several factors such as weather, water temperature, stocking and enforcement logistics, and social impacts.