READING, Pa. (AP) — By the mid-1800s, much of Berks County's forests had been cleared to build houses, heat buildings and make way for farms.
But as man prospered, trout did not.
Today marks the first day of trout fishing season, when anglers will flock to area waterways in hopes of hooking a slew of fish.
The majority of these streams and lakes have been stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. If they weren't, there would be little for sportsmen to catch.