The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s fishing license year runs from January 1st to December 31st. But each year the following year’s fishing license goes on sale beginning December 1st. This means if you buy your Pennsylvania 2011 license in December of 2010, you also get December 2010 covered. A bakers dozen of fishing months!
If you already have a current PA fishing license this doesn’t do a thing for you, but if you don’t and are thinking of getting one December is a good time to do it. You’ll pick up some steelhead fishing opportunity in the Lake Erie tributaries and some trout fishing opportunities in the waters approved for extended trout seasons. There’s walleye, muskie and pike fishing to be had too.
You can buy your license at authorized issuing agents located throughout the state or do it online with a few mouse clicks and a credit card.