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App helps anglers find fishing spots

The FishBoatPA app aims to help anglers see which waters have been stocked with trout, how to get to those locations easily and what other access areas are near their current fishing spot, according to the state Fish and Boat Commission.
The FishBoatPA app aims to help anglers see which waters have been stocked with trout, how to get to those locations easily and what other access areas are near their current fishing spot, according to the state Fish and Boat Commission. Photo provided

Need to find the nearest stocked fishing spot? There’s an app for that.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission unveiled a smartphone app to “help anglers and boaters better navigate the Keystone State’s streams and lakes,” according to a news release.

The FishBoatPA app is available for free on Google Play and Apple’s App Store, the release said.

“The app helps anglers see which waters have been stocked with trout, how to get to those locations easily and what other access areas are near their current fishing spot,” commission Executive Director John Arway said.

The app is tied to the commission’s online stocking schedule, the release said, and enables the use of mapping apps to get directions to stocking sites and to find the site nearest to the user.

Anglers can also post photos of their catches with other users of the app, the release said. Additional content and enhancements are expected in the coming months.

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