Lake Wilma to be Closed Temporarily Impacting Start of Trout Season

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is alerting anglers that Lake Wilma, located in Wayne Township, Greene County, will be temporarily closed to the public, by the private owner, effective immediately.

Because the lake is being closed by the owner at this time for their current operations in the area, the PFBC will be unable to conduct trout stocking operations at the lake, which were scheduled to occur on March 22 and April 12, 2023.  Additionally, anglers will be unable to access the lake on Mentored Youth Trout Day on March 25, Opening Day of Trout Season on April 1, and for an indefinite period to follow.  The PFBC is currently looking for opportunities to reallocate the trout that were scheduled to be stocked in Lake Wilma to other waters for anglers to enjoy this season.

CNX Resources Corporation, which owns Lake Wilma and allows public access for fishing and boating, has indicated that, in lieu of the temporary closure, the company intends to stock the lake with trout at a later date and host a special community fishing event at a date to be determined.  Additional details regarding the fishing event will be available in the coming weeks.