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2017 PENNSYLVANIA

UPDATED 4-3-2017

FISHING SUMMARY
Summary of Fishing Regulations and Laws
WHATs New FOR 2017
l Changes to Panfish Enhancement Waterspage 15
l Changes to Misc. Regulationspage 16
l 11 stream sections designated as both Class A
Wild Trout Waters and Stocked Trout Waterspage 20
l Changes to Stocked Trout Waterspages 22-29

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Multi-Year Fishing Licensespage 5

2 TROUT OPENERS 18 Southeastern


Counties April 1 April 15
AND
Regular Opening Day
for Trout Statewide

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Use the following contacts for answers to your questions or better yet, goPFBC LOCATIONS/TABLE
online to the PFBC OF CONTENTS
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
for the purchase
STATE HEADQUARTERS
1601 Elmerton Avenue
PLEASANT GAP COMPLEX
450 Robinson Lane
FISHING LICENSES:
Phone: (877) 707-4085 of your fishing
P.O. Box 67000
Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: (814) 359-5110 bOAT REGISTRATION/TITLING: license!
Phone: (717) 705-7800 Hours: 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Phone: (866) 262-8734
The mission of the Pennsylvania
Hours: 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday PUBLICATIONS: Fish and Boat Commission is to
Monday through Friday BOATING SAFETY Phone: (717) 705-7835 protect, conserve, and enhance the
PFBC WEBSITE: EDUCATION COURSES Commonwealths aquatic resources
www.fishandboat.com Phone: (888) 723-4741 FOLLOW US ON: and provide fishing and boating
opportunities.

REGION OFFICES: LAW ENFORCEMENT/EDUCATION Contents


Contact Law Enforcement for information about regulations and fishing and boating opportunities.
Contact Education for information about fishing and boating programs and boating safety education. REGULATIONS BY LOCATION
(all fish species)
Northwest Region Southcentral Region Inland Waters...................................... 10
11528 SH 98, Meadville, PA 16335 1704 Pine Road, Newville, PA 17241
Pymatuning Reservoir...................... 12
Law Enforcement: Education: Law Enforcement: Education:
(814) 337-0444 (814) 336-2426 (717) 486-7087 (717) 486-7352 Conowingo Reservoir....................... 12
Fax (814) 337-0579 Fax (814) 337-0579 Fax (717) 486-8227 Fax (717) 486-8227 Delaware River and estuary.......... 13
Counties: Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Counties: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Lake Erie and tributary streams.. 14
Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Catch and Release Lakes................ 15
Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York Miscellaneous Waters..................... 16
SOUTHWEST REGION
236 Lake Road, Somerset, PA 15501 NORTHEAST REGION
Law Enforcement: Education: 5566 Main Road, Sweet Valley, PA 18656 REGULATIONS BY SPECIES
(814) 445-8974 (814) 443-9841 Law Enforcement: Education: Big Bass Program............................... 11
Fax (814) 445-3497 Fax (814) 445-3497 (570) 477-5717 (570) 477-2206 Catch and Release Bass................... 11
Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fax (570) 477-3221 Fax (570) 477-2621 Brood Stock Lakes............................ 15
Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Counties: Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Panfish Enhancement........................ 15
Washington, Westmoreland Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan,
Reptiles & Amphibians....................... 17
Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
NORTHCENTRAL REGION
595 East Rolling Ridge Drive SOUTHEAST REGION TROUT FISHING REGULATIONS
Bellefonte, PA 16823 P.O. Box 9, Elm, PA 17521 Trout Fishing Regulations............. 20
Law Enforcement: Education: Law Enforcement: Education: Southeast Region............................... 22
(814) 359-5250 (814) 359-5193 (717) 626-0228 (215) 968-3631
Fax (814) 359-5254 Fax (814) 359-5153
Southcentral Region....................... 23
Fax (717) 626-0486 Fax (215) 968-1610
Counties: Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Counties: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Southwest Region.............................. 24
Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Northwest Region.............................. 25
Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Philadelphia, Schuylkill Northcentral Region....................... 26
Tioga, Union Northeast Region.............................. 28
Office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

REQUIREMENTS & LAW


STATE FISH HATCHERIES Fishing Licenses................................... 4
BELLEFONTE* BENNER SPRING OSWAYO* REYNOLDSDALE* Permits.................................................... 5
1115 Spring Creek Road RESEARCH STATION 96 State Route 244 East 162 Fish Hatchery Road General Fishing Regulations........ 8
Bellefonte, PA 16823 1225 Shiloh Road Coudersport, PA 16915 New Paris, PA 15554
(814) 355-3371 State College, PA 16801 (814) 698-2102 (814) 839-2211
Tackle, Equipment and Bait.............. 8
(814) 355-4837 Unlawful Acts....................................... 9
CORRY* PLEASANT GAP TIONESTA*
13365 Route 6 HUNTSDALE* 450 Robinson Lane 172 Fish Hatchery Lane ADA ACCOMMODATIONS......................... 9
Corry, PA 16407 195 Lebo Road Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 Tionesta, PA 16353 BOUNDARY WATERS............................... 12
(814) 664-2122 Carlisle, PA 17013 (814) 359-5121 (814) 755-3524 SALTWATER ANGLER REGISTRY........... 12
FAIRVIEW (717) 486-3419 TYLERSVILLE
PLEASANT MOUNT* ENDANGERED/THREATENED SPECIES.... 17
2000 Lohrer Road LINESVILLE* P.O. Box 3 43 Hatchery Lane
Fairview, PA 16415 13300 Hartstown Road Pleasant Mount, PA Loganton, PA 17747 AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES.................. 18
(814) 474-1514 Linesville, PA 16424 18453 (570) 725-3965 Boating, BUI and Life Jackets........ 19
(814) 683-4451 (570) 448-2101 UNION CITY Fish Consumption Advisory............. 30
* Includes visitor center. Visitors are welcome 9450 Route 6 Reporting Pollution......................... 33
from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Union City, PA 16438
Groups should make advance arrangements. (814) 438-2222
2017 Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

TO FIND
2017 THE STOCKING
Pennsylvania DAY OF
Summary TROUTRegulations
of Fishing STREAMS AND LAKES NEAR YOU, VISITwww.fishandboat.com
and Laws WWW.FISHANDBOAT.COM. 3
Licenses, Pricing, Proof of residency
Reduced Disabled Veterans Licenses Any disabled
FISHING LICENSES veteran who has a disability incurred in any war or armed
Fishing licenses are sold by license issuing agents through an electronic point-of-sale (P.O.S.) conflict that consists of the loss of one or more limbs or
system. This system brings increased efficiency, more options, and easier upgrades for anglers. the loss of use of one or more limbs, or total blindness,
Internet fishing licenses are sold online at: www.pa.wildlifelicense.com. or who is between 60 and 99 percent disabled as certi-
A current license, signed in ink, is required of persons age 16 and over to fish or angle for any spe- fied by the United States Veterans Administration and is
cies of fish and to take fishbait, baitfish and species of amphibians and reptiles from Commonwealth a resident of this Commonwealth may obtain a reduced
waters by those legal methods described in this booklet. fee resident fishing license upon application to the Com-
FISHING is defined as the act of angling, or to catch, take, kill or remove, or the attempt to catch, mission or county treasurer.
take, kill or remove, from any waters or other areas within or bordering this Commonwealth any fish Military personnel are required to purchase a fishing
by any means or method for any purpose whatsoever. CASTING and/or RETRIEVING, whether by license. Those who are stationed in Pennsylvania under
rod, reel and line, or by handline, for oneself or for others, requires a current license, unless specifically permanent change of station orders (PCS) for a duration
exempted by law. See Assistance to Children on page 8 for specifics on when a license is required of 6 months or more, who produce documentation proving
when assisting a child (12 years of age and under). same, qualify for a resident fishing license. All others must
obtain a tourist or non-resident license.
2017 FISHING LICENSES Certain active duty military personnel are exempt from
Pennsylvanias fishing license requirement. To be eligible
LICENSE YEAR Code Type of Fishing License or Permit Age Cost* for the military waiver, an angler must be a bona fide
Annual licenses are valid 101 Resident (Annual) 16-64 $22.90 Pennsylvania resident, be on active duty, be stationed
from December 1, 2016, 104 Senior Resident (Annual) 65 & up $11.90 outside Pennsylvania and be here on authorized leave.
through December 31,
2017. WHILE FISHING,
105
108
Senior Resident (Lifetime)
1-Day Resident (not valid March 15April 30)
65 & up
16 & up
$51.90
$11.90
While in the act of fishing, the military personnel must carry
your license must be 102 Non-Resident (Annual) 16 & up $52.90 proof of each of these requirements, such as a PA drivers
signed in ink and must 106 1-Day Tourist **(not valid March 15April 30) 16 & up $26.90 license, a military ID and valid military orders showing the
be displayed on an outer
garment. In addition,
103 3-Day Tourist 16 & up $26.90 place of assignment and leave status.
anglers must be prepared 107 7-Day Tourist 16 & up $34.90 Under the law, a qualifying soldier, sailor, airman or
110 Voluntary Youth Fishing License (Annual) Less than 16 $2.90
to furnish positive proof
of identification. 109 Mentored Youth Permit Less than 16 $0.00
Marine does not receive a free Pennsylvania fishing
* Includes issuing agent fee
150 Trout-Salmon Permit 16 & up $9.90 license. Instead, eligible active duty military personnel
of $1.00 and $0.90 electronic 140 1-Year Trout/Salmon Permit *** 16 & up $9.90 can legally fish without a license under the limited cir-
processing fee. Excludes the 109
Mentored Youth Permit.
143 3-Year Senior Lifetime Trout-Salmon Permit 65 & up $25.90 cumstances outlined in the law. The Pennsylvania Fish
** Includes Trout-Salmon and
Lake Erie permits, not valid
144
145
5-Year Senior Lifetime Trout-Salmon Permit
10-Year Senior Lifetime Trout-Salmon Permit
65 & up
65 & up
$41.90
$81.90
& Boat Commission recommends that anyone taking
March 15April 30.
*** Applies to Senior Lifetime 151 Lake Erie Permit 16 & up $9.90 advantage of this provision display a military ID while in
purchased on or after 1/1/2015 152 Combination Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit 16 & up $15.90 the act of fishing in much the same way as one would
or may also be purchased as a
trout program donation. 136 Alternate Display Annual Fishing License Button Any Age $5.00 display a conventional fishing license.
The law does not exempt military personnel on leave
OBTAIN YOUR LICENSE: documentation that within the previous 24 months the from any other requirements of fishing or boating laws
a) at more than 900 license-issuing agents person was deployed overseas as a member of the and regulations.
b) at county treasurers offices reserve component of the armed forces for a period Students from out of state who are attending school
c) at Fish & Boat Commission offices of 60 consecutive days or more or was released early in Pennsylvania but who have not become residents of
d) on the Internet at www.pa.wildlifelicense.com. from service because of an injury or disease incurred Pennsylvania are not eligible to purchase a resident fishing
A lost fishing license or replacements Replace- in the line of duty. license and must obtain a tourist or non-resident license.
ment licenses include permits or privileges previously Prisoner of War (POW) licenses are available to Social Security Number Requirements Since
purchased by the customer. The total cost for a re- persons who provide military documentation stating the 1998, federal and state laws require purchasers of a
placement license and previously purchased permits person is a former prisoner of war. Pennsylvania fishing license to provide their social
or privileges that printed on the base license is $6.90. Senior resident and senior lifetime licenses are security number when applying to purchase a fish-
The replacement cost of a 1-year trout/salmon permit, available to those persons at anytime during the year ing license.
1-year Lake Erie permit and a 1-year Combination in which they will become age 65. Vouchers - A voucher may be purchased as a
trout/salmon Lake Erie permit is $6.90. Persons who possess a RESIDENT SENIOR LIFETIME gift for another individual that can be redeemed for
You qualify for a RESIDENT fishing license if you license dated before Jan. 1, 1991, are not required a license and/or stamp or privilege. A voucher may
are a bona fide resident of Pennsylvania. When to purchase a trout/salmon permit. However, a Senior be redeemed at any issuing agent. The voucher is
purchasing a resident fishing license, you must show Resident Lifetime license holder who purchased a non-refundable and expires as noted. A voucher is
positive proof of permanent residency by presenting trout/salmon permit or a Combination trout/Lake Erie not a fishing license and individuals using a voucher
one of the following documents: permit before Jan. 1, 2015, remains exempt from the to fish are in violation of the Fish and Boat Code and
a) valid PA drivers license requirement to purchase a trout/salmon permit annually. may be subject to legal action. Individuals wishing to
b) a valid non-driver photo identification card RESIDENT SENIOR LIFETIME license holders who purchase vouchers for Christmas presents need to
c) a previous years PA state income tax return purchase their license as of Jan. 1, 2015, are required to wait until December 1 of that year before purchasing
showing proof of payment of personal income tax as purchase a trout/salmon permit each year that the license a voucher.
a resident of PA holder desires to fish for trout. License holders can purchase One-Day Tourist and One Day Resident License
d) a previous years local earned income tax return the trout/salmon permit annually or purchase the permit - One-Day Tourist and One-Day Resident Licenses are
showing tax paid to a PA municipality for a 3-,5-,10-year period.License holders are required not valid for fishing during the period from March 15th
e) a current PA voter registration card. to purchase only one Lake Erie permit for a lifetime. In to April 30th of any year. One-Day Tourist or One-Day
All issued resident fishing licenses will remain the event the license holder is no longer a Pennsylvania Resident licenses issued to be used on March 14 will
valid for the year or years for which they are is- resident, the license continues to be valid. expire at 11:59 p.m. on March 14 regardless of what
sued, regardless of whether the license holder Disabled Veterans Licenses Any disabled veteran time the license begins.
is no longer a bona fide Pennsylvania resident. who has a disability incurred in any war or armed conflict
National Guard & Armed Forces Reserve licenses that consists of the loss of one or more limbs or the loss SENIOR RESIDENT LIFETIME LICENSE UPGRADE
and Prisoner of War (POW) licenses are available of use of one or more limbs, or total blindness, or who is A durable plastic card version of the Senior Resi-
only at Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and 100 percent disabled as certified by the United States dent Lifetime license is available. This upgrade is
county treasurer offices. Veterans Administration and is a resident of this Com- available for $11.90. Upgrades can also be purchased
National Guard & Armed Forces Reserve li- monwealth may obtain a free resident fishing license through issuing agents.
censes are available to those persons who provide upon application to the Commission or county treasurer.

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PERMITS, MULTI-YEAR LICENSES, BUTTONS

TROUT/SALMON PERMIT EXEMPTIONS: The following persons Disabled persons and other individuals who are
PERMIT are NOT required to possess a trout/salmon permit exempt from fishing license requirements, or who
or Lake Erie permit: are authorized to fish using an institutional license.
A current Pennsylvania trout/salmon permit is Persons under 16 years of age. Persons who possess a 1-day tourist license.
required to fish for trout or salmon in Pennsylvania
waters. Permits are printed on the license. An
angler fishes for trout or salmon when he or she:
Takes, kills or possesses, while in the act of fishing,
2017 MULTI-YEAR FISHING LICENSES
WHILE FISHING, your Code Type of Fishing License or Permit Age Cost*
a trout or salmon from any PA or boundary waters. license must be signed in 140 1-Year Trout/Salmon Permit ** 16 & up $9.90
Fishes in waters under special trout/salmon ink and must be displayed 141 1-Year Lake Erie Permit 16 & up $9.90

regulations. on an outer garment. In


addition, anglers must be
142
030
1-Year Combo Trout/Salmon Lake Erie Permit
3-Year Resident
16 & up
16-64
$15.90
$64.90
Fishes in any Class A Wild Trout Waters or prepared to furnish positive 031 3-Year Non-Resident 16 & up $154.90
Wilderness Trout Streams or their tributaries. proof of identification. 032 3-Year Senior Resident 65 & up $31.90

Fishes in streams and rivers designated as stocked 033


034
3-Year Trout-Salmon Permit
3-Year Lake Erie Permit
16 & up
16 & up
$25.90
$25.90
trout waters on March 1 through May 31. 3-YEAR, 5-YEAR, 035 3-Year Combo Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit 16 & up $43.90
AND 10-YEAR 050 5-Year Resident 16-64 $106.90
Lake Erie Permit FISHING LICENSES 051 5-Year Non-Resident 16 & up $256.90
052 5-Year Senior Resident 65 & up $51.90
ARE AVAILABLE.
All anglers fishing in the waters of Lake Erie, 053 5-Year Trout-Salmon Permit 16 & up $41.90
054 5-Year Lake Erie Permit 16 & up $41.90
Presque Isle Bay and their tributaries, includ- * Includes issuing agent fee 055 5-Year Combo Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit 16 & up $71.90
ing waters that flow into those tributaries are of $1.00 and $0.90 electronic
processing fee.
060 10-Year Resident 16 & up $211.90
required to possess a valid Lake Erie permit ** May also be purchased as 061 10-Year Non-Resident 16 & up $511.90
$81.90
063 10-Year Trout-Salmon Permit 16 & up
or Combination trout/salmon/Lake Erie permit.
a trout program donation.
064 10-Year Lake Erie Permit 16 & up $81.90
See page 14 for a list of main tributaries that 065 10-Year Combo Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Permit 16 & up $141.90
require a permit.
MULTI-YEAR FISHING LICENSES: A 3-year fishing license is valid through 2019, a 5-year license is
COMBINATION TROUT/ valid through 2021, and l a 10-year fishing license is valid through 2026. Customers who buy multi-year
SALMON/Lake Erie Permit licenses save money by not having to pay transaction and processing fees each year. Anglers can also
In many cases an angler may need both a trout/ purchase multi-year trout/salmon, Lake Erie and combo permits and experience similar savings or purchase
salmon permit and a Lake Erie permit to fish in single year trout/salmon, Lake Erie and combo permits. To order and for more information on multi-year
waters in the Erie area. Rather than purchasing licenses and permits, including receiving a free subscription to the digital version of Pennsylvania Angler
these individually, a Combination Trout/Salmon/ & Boater magazine: www.GoneFishingPa.com.
Lake Erie permit may be purchased. MULTI-YEAR LICENSE UPGRADE CARDS: Anglers can purchase a durable plastic card version of
the multi-year license. This upgrade is available for $11.90. Upgrades can also be purchased through
CHARTER BOAT/FISHING either the PFBC Outdoor Shop (www.pa.wildlifelicense.com) or from a license issuing agent.
GUIDE PERMITS
voluntary youth fishing license
Charter boat operators and fishing guides are
required to obtain a permit when conducting busi- To participate in a Mentored Youth Fishing Day, anglers 16 years of age or older (adult anglers)
ness on the waters of the Commonwealth includ- must possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and be accompanied by a youth (less than 16 years
ing the boundary waters. The annual fee for the of age) who has obtained a Mentored Youth Fishing Permit OR a Voluntary Youth Fishing License.
permit is $100.00 for residents and $400.00 for The Mentored Youth Fishing Permit is free, and the Voluntary Youth Fishing License is $2.90 ($1.00
non-residents. Permit applications are available cost plus $1.90 in agent/transaction fee).
from the Harrisburg office, regional headquarters, While both the permit and the Voluntary Youth Fishing License provide the opportunity for youth to fish
or the PFBC website: www.fishandboat.com/ on Mentored Youth Fishing Days, the Voluntary Youth Fishing License provides an extended return for
chboat_app.pdf. For additional information about both Pennsylvanias youth and the Commission. For each license purchased for $2.90, the Commission
Charter Boat/Fishing Guide permits, contact the receives $5 back in funding as a federal reimbursement. The same applies for each Voluntary Youth
Bureau of Law Enforcement at 717-705-7861. Fishing License Voucher, once it is redeemed. The Commission receives no federal reimbursement for
ANGLERS: Mentored Youth Fishing Permits.
To find a charter boat operator or fish- The funds received from the sales of the license reimbursement are then dedicated toward investment
ing guide for a fish species or location you in youth outreach and education programs.
wish to fish, go to the Commissions website: While both the permit and the license provide the opportunity to participate in Mentored Youth Fishing
www.fishandboat.com/chboat.htm. Days, the Commission encourages anglers to purchase either a Voluntary Youth Fishing License or a
Voluntary Youth Fishing License Voucherfor the future of fishing!
VINTAGE FISHING
LICENSE BUTTONS Alternate Display Annual Fishing License Button
Previously issued annual fishing license buttons are The annual buttons are available to all current, adult and youth Pennsylvania
available through a separate online store, beginning fishing license customers who possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license
with the first button issued in 2014 of this series. To that enables them to fish for the entire year. Lifetime Senior License
purchase these vintage fishing license buttons, visit and Multi-Year License holders can also purchase the buttons. For all
www.PaVintageFishingButtons.com. eligible customers, the buttons are NOT required by law, and they are
an optional purchase. The fee is $5.00 per button.
Purchase fishing licenses, trout stamps, Use of a valid Alternate Display Annual Fishing License Button meets
subscriptions, launch permits and more! the fishing license display requirement as long as the angler has a
www.GoneFishingPa.com license certificate in their possession.

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GENERAL REGULATIONS, TACKLE AND BAIT

GENERAL FISHING REGULATIONS BAIT


NURSERY WATERS are closed to fishing at all times. BAITFISH includes all forms of minnows;
REFUGE AREAS on streams are CLOSED TO ALL ENTRY AND FISHING during the period March suckers, chubs, Fallfish, lampreys; Gizzard
1 through June 14. Shad 8 inches or less; and all forms of dart-
FIELD DRESSING AND DISPOSAL OF FISH It is unlawful to possess a fish in any form or condition ers, killifishes and stonecats (except those
other than in the whole or having the entrails removed while on shore, along the waters of the Com- listed as threatened or endangered species).
monwealth, onboard a boat or on a dock, pier, launch area or parking lot adjacent thereto. Fish may be Legally taken gamefish may be used as bait. It
processed fully if they are being prepared for immediate consumption on site. This does not apply to fish is unlawful to use or possess goldfish, comets,
processed at a fish cleaning station officially recognized by the Commission or by a permitted charter koi and Common Carp as baitfish while fishing.
boat/fishing guide operation. FISHBAIT includes crayfish, crabs, and
It is unlawful to discard any fish carcass or parts thereof into the waters of the Commonwealth or upon the nymphs, larvae and pupae of all insects
any public or private lands contiguous to the waters unless disposal is on lands with permission from the spending any part of their life cycle in the water.
landowner or it is where fish are properly disposed into suitable garbage or refuse collection systems or For all crayfish species, the head must be
at an officially recognized fish cleaning station. immediately removed behind the eyes upon
TAGGED FISH The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and agencies in adjacent states apply tags
capture unless used as bait in the water from
to fish for special research purposes. If an angler catches a tagged fish and wishes to keep the fish, the tag
number and location of the catch should be reported to the address or phone number on the tag or to the Fish which taken.
& Boat Commission. If the angler doesnt wish to keep the fish, no attempt should be made to remove the SEASON, SIZE, LIMIT: No closed season
tag unless special instructions have been posted at access areas, by the media or elsewhere. For example, (except as noted below) and no minimum size.
sometimes the Fish & Boat Commission uses two-part tags and parts of or all of the tags should be removed The daily limit and possession limit is 50 com-
in some cases with scissors or a knife. This type of tag typically resembles rubber spaghetti and information bined species. When purchasing bait, be sure
such as tag numbers and toll-free phone numbers can be easily read. Tagged fish that are not kept should to obtain and keep the sales slip or receipt.
be returned to the water immediately after removing the tag or recording the information from the tag. In no The receipt authorizes the possession of the
case should tags be pulled from a fish as this will cause significant injuries. fishbait or baitfish so purchased for a period
It is unlawful for a person to implant tracking devices in or to tag, brand, mark or fin clip any fish taken from of 15 days after its date of issue. Fishbait or
Commonwealth waters, unless the fish are purchased from an authorized commercial aquaculture facility, baitfish purchased from a licensed dealer do
are part of a Commission-recognized and sanctioned stocking by a cooperative nursery, are authorized by not have a possession limit and do not count
a scientific collectors permit issued by the Commission, are part of a tagged fish contest in a boundary lake toward your daily limit of fishbait and baitfish
for which the Commission has issued a permit or are part of a Commission-partnered tagged fish contest. taken from Commonwealth waterways. Stocked
trout waters are closed for taking fishbait and
TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT baitfish from March 1 to the opening day of trout
RODS, LINES AND HOOKS. An angler may use a maximum of three lines fished either by rod or hand when season. Most specially regulated trout waters are
fishing for gamefish, baitfish or both. An exception to this rule exists for those fishing through ice in winter (see Ice closed to taking fishbait and baitfish at all times.
Fishing Equipment below). On open water (not covered by ice), it is unlawful for a person to fish with more than TAKING AND KEEPING BAIT is permitted
three fishing rods at a time. There is no restriction on the number of hooks used on each fishing line. All rods, lines using rod and reel or handline, dip net or minnow
and hooks shall be under the immediate control of the person using them. seine not over 4 feet square or in diameter, or
SNAGGING HOOKS may not be used or possessed while in the act of fishing. A snagging hook is a device a minnow trap with no more than two openings
designed or modified to facilitate the snagging of fish and may be a hook with a single barb, weighted on a shank that shall not exceed 1 inch in diameter. All
below the eye and above the barbs; or a hook otherwise designed or modified to make the snagging of fish more devices must be under the immediate control
likely than it would be with a normal hook. of the person using them. Unattended minnow
ICE FISHING EQUIPMENT. It is unlawful while ice fishing to use more than five fishing devices, which may consist traps or baitfish containers left in Commonwealth
of rods, hand lines, tip-ups or any combination. Each device shall contain a single fishing line with no restriction waters must be identified with the owners or
on the number of hooks used for fishing, except when fishing in the Pymatuning Reservoir where no more than users name, address and telephone number. If
three hooks shall be attached to each line. Holes cut in ice may not exceed 10 inches between the farthest points fishing in a group and the total number of fishbait
as measured in any direction. All lines, rods or tip-ups shall be under the immediate control of the person using or baitfish taken exceeds the possession limit
them. On Fish & Boat Commission lakes, shelters or shanties must be removed when through fishing for the day. (50), separate containers must be provided for
GAFF OR LANDING NET. A gaff or landing net is permitted to assist in landing fish caught using a lawful device.
the fishbait and baitfish. Total possession limit in
Nets of all types can be no larger (excluding the handle) than 4 feet square or 4 feet in diameter. It is unlawful to
any one container may not exceed 50 baitfish
use any type of net or seine to catch or take gamefish.
SPEARS OR GIGS. Spears or gigs may be used to take ONLY carp, suckers and catfish. Spears or gigs may not or fishbait combined.
be mechanically propelled, may not have more than five barbed points and may not be used in stocked trout waters. MUDBUGS (dragonfly nymphs): No daily
BOW AND ARROW (including compound bows and crossbows) may be used for taking ONLY carp, suckers limit from lakes, ponds, swamps or adjacent ar-
and catfish on all Commonwealth waters, day or night, except in stocked trout waters during the closed season eas; the daily limit from rivers and streams is 50.
and in special regulation waters. FROGS AS BAIT: Except for those listed as
endangered or threatened or those with zero
ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN possession limit, frogs may be used as bait.
An adult who assists a child (12 years of age and under) by Certain seasons and possession limits apply.
casting or retrieving a fishing line or fishing rod is not required to Releasing fish from another state, province
possess a valid fishing license provided that the child remains or country into Commonwealth waters is illegal
within arms reach of the assisting adult and is actively involved without written permission from the Commis-
in the fishing activity. sion. Transferring fish from one Pennsylvania
An adult may assist a child by baiting hooks, removing fish from watershed to another where that species is not
the line, netting fish, preparing the fishing rod for use and untangling the line without possessing a valid always present is also illegal without written
fishing license. An adult is required to possess a fishing license if they intend to set the hook for the child. consent from the Commission.

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UNLAWFUL ACTS AND ADA RESOURCES

IT IS UNLAWFUL . . . To sell, offer for sale, purchase or barter any fish PERSONS with
parts or fish eggs obtained from fish taken from waters
To possess, to introduce or import, transport, of this Commonwealth including boundary waters. DISABILITIES
sell, purchase, offer for sale or barter the following This prohibition does not apply to fish parts or fish A copy of the Pennsylvania Fishing
live species in the Commonwealth: snakehead eggs (1) lawfully taken or sold or offered for sale by Summary is available on our website at
(all species), Black Carp, Bighead Carp, Silver holders of Lake Erie commercial fishing licenses if www.fishandboat.com and may be obtained
Carp, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, European the particular species of fish is authorized for tak- as a computer file (alternative accessible
Rudd, Ruffe, Rusty Crayfish, Round Goby and ing by commercial licensees, or (2) those obtained format). Persons using a TTY should dial
Tubenose Goby. from fish taken lawfully from waters outside of this Pennsylvania Relay telephone number 711 to
To fish with more than three fishing lines at any Commonwealth. contact us.
time when fishing for gamefish, baitfish or both. To release any species of fish, except those Persons who are deprived of the use of a leg
To fish (includes taking baitfish and fishbait) listed as approved by the Fish & Boat Commission, or both legs or who are disabled in a manner
from March 1 to 8:00 a.m. on the opening day of in Commonwealth waters without written permission that significantly limits their mobility may apply
trout season in any stocked trout water. Excepted from the executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish for a permit to use an off-road motorized vehicle
are certain specially regulated waters and Stocked & Boat Commission. to access fishing and boating opportunities
Trout Waters Open to Year-round Fishing. To place an obstruction in any waterway that on Fish & Boat Commission property. Permit
To take or attempt to take fish, or keep fish ac- blocks the free movement of fish. applications may be requested in writing from
cidentally caught, by snatch-fishing, foul hooking or To use or have in possession while on or along the PA Fish & Boat Commission, Bureau of Law
snag fishing. Handfishing is not permitted. Commonwealth waters, nets larger than 4 feet square Enforcement, P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA
To catch, kill or possess more than one days or in diameter except with a special permit issued 17106-7000.
limit of any fish, except: (a) at your residence and by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. For a listing of waters available exclusively for
(b) you may possess two days limit while traveling To conduct an organized fishing tournament children 12 years of age and younger and per-
to your residence from an overnight fishing trip of in which there are 10 or more participants without sons with disabilities, please contact a regional
two or more consecutive days. a permit issued by the Commission. Applications office or visit www.fishandboat.com.
To have on a stringer or in a container or otherwise must be submitted 60 days before the date of the
in possession, while in or along waters of the Com- proposed tournament. Fishing tournaments may
monwealth or immediately returning therefrom, more not be conducted for a species of fish during the
than the daily creel limit of any fish for one person. closed season for that species. Unless a special ACCOMMODATIONS
To fail to immediately return unharmed to the exemption is granted, fishing tournaments may not be for Persons with
waters from which it was taken, any fish caught conducted on the opening day of the season for any Disabilities
out of season, or undersize, or over the daily creel species of game fish. Contact the nearest regional
limit. Any fish placed on a stringer, in any container headquarters (page 3) for further information and The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission facilities
or given away, counts toward the possession limit of permit applications. Applications are also available listed here have fishing piers or other accommoda-
the person having caught it, and the person to whom online: www.fishandboat.com. tions to provide angling opportunities for persons
it was given. To conduct an organized fishing tournament and with disabilities. All areas may not be suitable for
To kill any fish and fail to make a reasonable fail to submit an accurate fishing tournament catch all disabilities.
effort to lawfully dispose of it. report when required.
County Facilities
To fish in, or within 100 feet of, the entrance or To conduct a tagged fishing tournament in
Bedford Lake Koon
exit points of any fishway, including fish ladders and boundary waters without a permit issued by the
Carbon Mauch Chunk Lake
other fish passage facilities. Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. Centre Spring Creek (fly-fishing pier)
To use gamefish as bait except when taken by rod To throw, leave, discard or deposit litter, debris or Columbia Briar Creek Lake
and reel or handline in conformance with seasons, trash of any kind in or along waters or lands adjacent Erie North East Marina
sizes and creel limits or when purchased from an to or contiguous to waters of the Commonwealth. (shoreline fishing)
authorized bait dealer. To obstruct the ingress, egress or regress to a Erie Walnut Creek
To sell baitfish or fishbait taken from waters of the persons property, cattleways or fields. (shoreline fishing)
Commonwealth, except that licensed and authorized To dig in or drive upon any lands. Fayette Dunlap Creek Lake
commercial fishermen may take and sell baitfish from To cut or damage trees or shrubs. Fayette Youghiogheny River
Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay. To build or tend open fires without permission. Lake Outflow
To sell baitfish or fishbait within the Common- To run any vehicle, except fording in the most Jefferson Kyle Lake
wealth, or transport same out of the state, except by direct manner, in any stream. Jefferson Cloe Lake
authorized and licensed commercial bait dealers. To interfere with officers authorized to enforce Lackawanna Fords Lake
To sell any species of fish, reptile (with the excep- the Fish and Boat Code in the performance of their Luzerne Harveys Lake
tion of Snapping Turtles) or amphibian taken from duties or to refuse to accompany any officer after Luzerne Lily Lake
the Commonwealth. having been arrested for a violation of the Fish and Northampton Minsi Lake
Boat Code. Philadelphia
Frankford Arsenal Access -
Delaware River
IF A VIOLATION OCCURS . . . (railed shoreline fishing area)
Persons accused of violating the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Code or rules and regulations may be Somerset Lake Somerset
issued a citation and have a right to a hearing before a district justice. Law enforcement personnel have Sullivan Hunters Lake
Washington Canonsburg Lake
the authority to confiscate or seize as evidence fish and fishing equipment that are illegal or used to
Washington Cross Creek Lake
violate fishing laws or regulations. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission may, upon proper notice,
Wayne Lake Wallenpaupack
suspend or revoke the fishing privileges, boating privileges or other permits of any person convicted (or
Mangan Cove Access
acknowledging guilt) of a violation of the Fish and Boat Code or Fish & Boat Commission regulations. Wyoming Lake Winola
If you have been convicted of or plead guilty to a second or subsequent violation within a 12-month period, Wyoming Oxbow Lake
you may be assessed an additional fine of $200 for those offenses classified as summary offenses.

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ALL FISH SPECIESINLAND WATERS
COMMONWEALTH INLAND WATERS-2017
(includes the Youghiogheny River Lake and does not include special regulation areas.)
Species Seasons Minimum Size Daily Limit
All Species of Trout and Salmon Regional Opening Day of Trout Season* - April 1 at 7 inches 5-streams, lakes and ponds
8 a.m. through Sept. 4 (only 18 southeastern PA counties) (combined species)
Regular Season - April 15 at 8 a.m. through Sept. 4 7 inches 5-streams, lakes and ponds
(combined species)
Extended Season: Stocked trout waters and all 7 inches 3 (combined species)
waters downstream of stocked trout waters.
Additional regulations may apply- Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 and Sept. 5 through Dec. 31
see Trout Regulations-pages 20-29. See page 20 Extended Season: Class A wild trout stream sections. NO HARVEST - Catch and immediate release only
for stream sections that are both Stocked Trout
Waters and Class A Wild Trout Waters. Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 and Sept. 5 through Dec. 31 Class A stream listing: http://www.fishandboat.com/classa.pdf
Bass-Lakes Jan. 1 through April 14 and Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 15 inches 4 (combined species)
Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted April 15 through June 16 NO HARVEST - Catch and immediate release only
(no tournaments permitted)
Additional regulations may apply-
see page 11 June 17 through Oct. 31 12 inches 6 (combined species)
Bass-Rivers and Streams Jan. 1 through April 14 and Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 15 inches 4 (combined species)
Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted April 15 through June 16
NO HARVEST - Catch and immediate release only
(no tournaments permitted)
Additional regulations may apply-
see page 11 June 17 through Sept. 30 12 inches 6 (combined species)
Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge** Open year-round 40 inches 1 (combined species)
Pickerel** 18 inches 4
Northern Pike** 24 inches 2
Walleye and Saugeye (Hybrids) Jan. 1 through March 14 and May 6 through Dec. 31 15 inches 6
Sauger Jan. 1 through March 14 and May 6 through Dec. 31 12 inches 6
American Shad*** Open year-round No minimum 3
American Shad Open year-round - Lehigh River, Schuylkill River**** and tributaries NO HARVEST - Catch and immediate release only
American Shad CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
River Herring*** Susquehanna River and tributaries
Hickory Shad*** CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
Herring, Gizzard Shad Open year-round No minimum 50 (combined species)
American Eel Open year-round 9 inches 25
Striped Bass and Striped Bass/ Open year-round 20 inches 2 (combined species)
White Bass Hybrids
Sunfish, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Crappies, Open year-round No minimum 50 (combined species)
Catfish, Rock Bass, Suckers, Carp, White Bass,
Bowfin and other gamefish not otherwise listed
Additional regulations may apply- see Panfish
Enhancement Special Regulations-page 15
Baitfish/Fishbait*****(except Mudbugs/includes Crayfish) Open year-round No minimum 50 (combined species)
Mudbugs (Dragonfly Nymphs) Open year-round No minimum Unlimited if taken from lakes, ponds, swamps
and adjacent areas. 50 per day if taken from
moving waters (rivers and streams)
Mussels/Clams CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
Paddlefish, Spotted Gar and other
threatened and endangered species CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
Seasons, sizes and creel limits Except for trout season, **** Lehigh River upstream of the first dam in Easton, Pennsylvania and its NOTE: It is legal to fish for trout in Class A trout streams year-round,
which begins at 8 a.m., all regulatory periods in the fishing regulations tributaries and the Schuylkill River upstream of the I-95 Bridge and its tributaries. with no harvest beginning the day after Labor Day through the opening
are based on the calendar day, one of which ends at midnight and the NOTE: It is not a violation of the bass regulations if a bass is immediately day of trout season the following year. The exception is those stream
next of which begins immediately thereafter. returned unharmed to the waters from which it was taken. It is unlawful sections designated as both Class A Wild Trout Streams and Stocked
* Includes only those waters in 18 southeastern PA counties and four for an angler to cast repeatedly into a clearly visible bass spawning nest Trout Waters. These stream sections are closed to fishing from March
waters crossing from those counties listed in the Regional Opening or redd in an effort to catch or take bass. 1 until 8 a.m. on the opening day of trout season.
NOTE: For bass regulations, power dam pools and recreational dam ***** BAITFISH includes all forms of minnows; suckers, chubs,
Day of Trout Season Program (see pages 22, 23, 26 and 28). pools on the Susquehanna River and navigational dam pools on the Ohio
** Except those species in waters listed in the Brood Stock Lakes Fallfish, lampreys; Gizzard Shad 8 inches or less; and all forms of
River drainage are rivers. It is unlawful to conduct a fishing tournament
Program. Tiger Muskellunge is a muskellunge hybrid. on the North Branch, West Branch or main stem of the Susquehanna darters, killifishes and stonecats (except those listed as threatened or
*** Unlawful to take, catch or kill American Shad, in the Susquehanna River River that allows a tournament angler to harvest bass. endangered species). Legally taken gamefish may be used as bait.
and all its tributaries. River Herring (Alewife and Blueback Herring) has a NOTE: Stocked trout waters are closed to fishing from March 1 to the It is unlawful to use or possess goldfish, comets, koi and Common
closed year-round season with zero daily limit applied to Susquehanna opening day of the regular trout season in April, unless included in the Carp as baitfish while fishing. FISHBAIT includes crayfish, crabs,
River and tributaries, Lehigh River and tributaries, Schuylkill River and Regional Opening Day of Trout Season Program or Stocked Trout and the nymphs, larvae and pupae of all insects spending any part
tributaries, West Branch Delaware River, Delaware River, Delaware Waters open to Year-Round Fishing Program. of their life cycle in the water.
estuary, Delaware River tributaries upstream to the limit of the tidal NOTE: Landlocked Alewife less than 8 inches in length taken from inland For all crayfish species, the head must be immediately removed
influence, and Conowingo Reservoir. ponds, lakes or reservoirs that are collected by legal means may behind the eyes upon capture unless used as bait in the water from
be harvested for use as baitfish. which taken.

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LARGEMOUTH, SMALLMOUTH, SPOTTED BASS

Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass Spotted Bass


LAKES
BIG BASS PROGRAM Season Minimum Size Daily Limit
Special Regulations Jan. 1 through 15 inches 4 (combined species)
April 14 and
These special regulations apply to Largemouth, Smallmouth June 17 through
and Spotted Bass in the waters listed below. Stocked trout waters Dec. 31
(lakes) that are in the Big Bass Program are closed to all fishing April 15 through NO HARVEST- Catch and immediate release
from March 1 until the opening day of the trout season. This June 16 only (no tournaments permitted)
closure does not pertain to stocked trout waters (lakes) open to
year-round fishing. For all other species, inland regulations apply. AND TRIBUTARY PORTIONS
For the latest information and regulation updates, please consult the
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commissions website: www.fishandboat.com.

Waters Governed by These Regulations


County Water County Water County Water
Allegheny Upper, Middle and Lower Deer Carbon Mauch Chunk Lake Perry Little Buffalo Lake
Lakes Closed to fishing from March 1 Chester Chambers Lake (Holman Lake)
until 8 a.m. on opening day of trout. Chester Marsh Creek Lake Somerset Lake Somerset
Allegheny Marshall Lake (State Park) Somerset Quemahoning Reservoir
Allegheny North Park Lake Clarion/Venango Kahle Lake Venango Two Mile Run Reservoir
Armstrong Keystone Lake Crawford Sugar Lake (Justus Lake)
Beaver Bradys Run Lake Fayette Indian Creek Reservoir Washington Cross Creek Lake
Berks Blue Marsh Lake (Mill Run Reservoir) Washington Peters Twp. Lake (Res. #2)
Berks Carsonia Lake Fayette Bridgeport Reservoir Wayne Lower Woods Pond (partial drawdown)
Berks Hopewell Lake Indiana Yellow Creek Lake Westmoreland Bridgeport Reservoir
Berks Kaercher Creek Dam (State Park) Westmoreland Indian Lake
Bedford Shawnee Lake (State Park) Jefferson Kyle Lake Westmoreland Keystone Lake (State Park)
Blair Canoe Creek Lake (State Park) Lackawanna Lackawanna Lake Westmoreland Twin Lakes Number One
to include two small ponds (State Park) Reservoir (lower)
and raceway adjacent to Luzerne Frances Slocum Lake Westmoreland Mammoth Dam
Canoe Lake (State Park) Westmoreland Northmoreland Lake
Bucks Lake Towhee Luzerne Harris Pond Westmoreland Twin Lake Number Two
Bucks Nockamixon Lake (State Park) Luzerne Lily Lake Reservoir (upper)
Butler Lake Arthur Lycoming Rose Valley Lake Wyoming Stevens Lake
(Moraine State Park) Mercer Shenango River Lake York Lake Marburg
Cambria Beaverdam Run Reservoir Monroe Bradys Lake (Codorus State Park)
Cambria Duman Dam Monroe/Wayne Gouldsboro Lake York Lake Redman
Cambria Hinckston Run Reservoir Montour Lake Chillisquaque York Lake Williams
Cambria Wilmore Dam Northampton Minsi Lake York Pinchot Lake (State Park)

SMALLMOUTH AND LARGEMOUTH BASSCATCH AND RELEASE STAY UP-


Counties Waters Season/Special Regulations TO-DATE!
Cumberland, Susquehanna River (98.0 miles) From 12:01 a.m. on May 1 through June 16: The Commission has
Dauphin, Juniata, from the inflatable dam near Sunbury CLOSED SEASON, NO TOURNAMENTS. During the established a centralized
Lancaster, downstream to Holtwood Dam, closed season, it is unlawful to target or attempt to web resource that houses
Northumberland, including all tributaries to a point catch a bass. A bass that is accidentally caught during news, stories, editorials,
Perry, Snyder, York 1/2 mile upstream from the confluence. the closed season must be immediately released letters and other resources
unharmed without being removed from the water. It is about the impairment of the
Dauphin, Juniata River (31.7 miles) from SR0075 unlawful to possess bass in, on or along these waters. Susquehanna River. Visit,
www.fishandboat.com/
FOR MORE BOATING INFORMATION:
Juniata, Perry bridge at Port Royal downstream to the Remainder of the year: NO HARVEST
mouth, including all tributaries to a point CATCH AND IMMEDIATE RELEASE ONLY; catch- susq-impairment.htm
1/2 mile upstream from the confluence. measure-immediate release tournaments only.

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PYMATUNING & CONOWINGO RESERVOIRS

PYMATUNING RESERVOIR FISHING PRIVILEGES


Species Seasons Minimum Size Daily Limit IN BOUNDARY WATERS
Walleye and Saugeye (Hybrids) Open year-round 15 inches The following fishing license agreements apply to
6 (combined species)
Bass: Largemouth, Smallmouth Open year-round boundary waters. You must abide by all other rules
12 inches 5
and regulations of the state in which fishing and where
Muskellunge and Open year-round 30 inches 2 (combined species) you launch or retrieve your boat.
Tiger Muskellunge (Hybrids)
A PENNSYLVANIA or MARYLAND LICENSE is
All Other Species Open year-round No minimum None valid on the Conowingo Reservoir or Youghiogheny
Baitfish/Fishbait* Open year-round No minimum None River Lake when fishing from a boat (excluding coves
See page 8 for definitions
Frogs and Tadpoles July 1 through Oct. 31 No minimum 15 and tributaries). DOES NOT INCLUDE SHORE
Snapping Turtles July 1 through Oct. 31 No minimum 15 daily limit FISHING.
30 possession limit A PENNSYLVANIA or NEW YORK LICENSE is
Turtles (all species other Open year-round No minimum 2 valid on the Delaware River (including West Branch)
than Snapping Turtles) between New York and Pennsylvania when FISHING
FROM A BOAT OR FROM EITHER SHORE.
Mussels/Clams CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
A PENNSYLVANIA or NEW JERSEY LICENSE
Threatened and endangered is valid on the Delaware River between New Jersey
CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
species and Pennsylvania when FISHING FROM A BOAT
OR FROM EITHER SHORE. A Pennsylvania fishing
ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS fishing to use more than five fishing devices, which may license is required to fish in all other waters identified
consist of rods, hand lines, tip-ups or any combination. on page 13 as being part of the Delaware Estuary.
FOR PYMATUNING RESERVOIR Each device shall contain a single fishing line with no more A PENNSYLVANIA or OHIO LICENSE is valid on
Lights or firearms may not be used to take frogs. than three hooks attached to each line. Holes cut in ice
may not exceed 10 inches between the farthest points as
the Pymatuning Reservoir when fishing from a boat.
Hooks used to take turtles shall be at least 3.5 inches long DOES NOT INCLUDE SHORE FISHING.
with at least 1 inch space between the point and shank. measured in any direction. All lines, rods or tip-ups shall
Spears, longbows, compound bows and crossbows may be under the immediate control of the person using them. A PENNSYLVANIA LICENSE is required to fish
ONLY be used to take carp and suckers. NOTE: See this page for reciprocal fishing privileges Kinzua Reservoir in McKean and Warren counties.
Minnow seines and dip nets are restricted to 4 feet in size; between Pennsylvania and Ohio. No agreement has been established with New York.
mesh must measure not less than one-eighth inch, nor NO FISHING AGREEMENTS have been made on
larger than one-half inch on a side. *For all crayfish species, the head must be immediately any other boundary waters.
ICE FISHING An Ohio or Pennsylvania fishing license is removed behind the eyes upon capture unless used as bait
recognized anywhere on the lake. It is unlawful while ice in the water from which taken.
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All Species of Open year-round No minimum 2 (combined species)
Trout and Salmon Anglers who target or catch shad, striped bass and
Bass: Jan. 1 through Feb. 12 inches 5 (combined species) river herring from the Delaware River below Trenton
Largemouth, 28 and June 16 Falls or in the Delaware Estuary are required to
Smallmouth through Dec. 31 register through the Fish and Boat Commissions free
Northern Pike Open year-round 30 inches 2 on-line system (PA-SARP); register, for a fee, with the
Walleye Open year-round 15 inches 5 National Saltwater Angler Registry administered by
Muskellunge and Open year-round 36 inches 1 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Tiger Muskellunge (Hybrids) (NOAA); or meet the saltwater angler registration
Pickerel Open year-round 14 inches 5 requirements of another state. Anglers do not need to
Striped Bass and Striped Open year-round 18 inches register if they meet one of the following exceptions:
2 (combined species)
Bass/White Bass Hybrids only one of which may Are under the age of 16.
exceed 30 inches Hold a Highly Migratory Species Angling Permit.
Sunfish, Bluegill, Rock Bass Open year-round No minimum 15 (combined species) Fish commercially under a valid license.
Crappies Open year-round No minimum 15 Possess a valid registration with the National
Carp Open year-round No minimum 15 Saltwater Angler
Channel Catfish Open year-round No minimum 5 Registry administered by NOAA or from another
Suckers Open year-round No minimum 30 exempted state.
American Eel Open year-round 9 inches 25 Pennsylvania fishing license holders may choose to
Yellow Perch No minimum register for free with the Fish and Boat Commission.
Open year-round No daily limit
Visit www.pa-sarp.pa.gov for registration details.
Baitfish/Fishbait* See page 8 Open year-round No minimum 35
Anglers may also register with the National Registry
All Other Fish Species Open year-round No minimum No daily limit website at www.countmyfish.noaa.gov with NOAA
American and Hickory Shad, by clicking on the Angler Registry link or call the
River Herring (Alewife and toll-free registration line NATIONAL SALTWATER
Blueback Herring) CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
ANGLER REGISTRY: DELAWARE RIVER AND
Bivalves/Shellfish includes all threatened and endangered species ESTUARY at 1-888-MRIP-411 (1-888-674-7411).
(Mussels/Clams) Please note that registered anglers must still possess
*For all crayfish species, the head must be immediately removed behind a valid state fishing license.
the eyes upon capture unless used as bait in the water from which taken.

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DELAWARE RIVER FISHING

DELAWARE RIVER AND ESTUARY DELAWARE RIVER


The folllowing seasons, sizes and creel daily limits apply to the Delaware River, West Branch Delaware River and Delaware ESTUARY
River tributaries, from the mouths of the tributaries upstream to the limit of the tidal influence and the Lehigh River from its
mouth upstream to the first dam in Easton, Pennsylvania. The Delaware River estuary waters are listed at the right. (including tributaries to limits of tidal influence)
Species Seasons Minimum Size Daily Limit The Delaware River estuary consists of the water
areas listed below to their upper tidal limits:
Trout April 15 at 8 a.m. North of I-84: 1 (combined species)
through Oct. 15 14 inches WATER AREA UPPER TIDAL LIMIT
South of I-84: 5 (combined species) Chester Creek Kerlin Street
No minimum (Chester city)
Crum Creek U.S. Route 13
West Branch 2 (combined species)
Delaware River *
(Eddystone)
12 inches Darby Creek Pine Street
(Darby borough)
Bass Jan. 1 through April 14 and 12 inches 5 (combined species)
Largemouth June 17 through Dec. 31 Delaware River From the PA state line
Smallmouth upstream to the U.S.
Route 1 bridge
Frankford Creek U.S. Route 13
(Frankford Avenue)
April 15 through June 16
NO HARVEST - Catch and immediate release only Marcus Hook Creek U.S. Route 13
(Marcus Hook borough)
Muskellunge and Open year-round 40 inches 1
Tiger Muskellunge Neshaminy Creek Hulmeville Falls
(Hybrids) Pennypack Creek U.S. Route 13
(Frankford Avenue)
Northern Pike Open year-round 24 inches 2 Poquessing Creek State Road
Pickerel Open year-round 12 inches 5 Ridley Creek MacDade Boulevard
Walleye The portion of the Delaware 18 inches 3 (Chester city)
River between New Jersey and Schuylkill River Fairmount Dam
Pennsylvania - open year-round.
The portion of the Delaware DELAWARE RIVER AND ESTUARY
River between New York and ANGLERS: SALTWATER ANGLER
Pennsylvania - Jan. 1 through REGISTRY-see page 12
March 14 and May 6 through Dec. 31
DELAWARE RIVER
American Shad**
American Eel
Open year-round
Open year-round
No minimum
9 inches
3
25
BLUE CRABS
Striped Bass and From the Pennsylvania state line 1 FEMALE BLUE CRABS bearing eggs
Hybrid Striped Bass upstream to Calhoun Street Bridge; or from which the egg pouch or bunion
Jan. 1 through March 31 and 28 inches has been removed may not be possessed.
June 1 through Dec. 31 CRAB POTS are limited to no more than
April 1 through May 31 21 to 25 inches 2 two pots per person when taking crabs. In
From Calhoun Street Bridge 28 inches 1 addition, two handlines may be used.
upstream - open year-round UNATTENDED CRAB POTS must be
Baitfish/Fishbait* Open year-round No minimum 50 (combined species) labeled with the name and address of the
See page 8 for definitions
owner or user.
River Herring*** CLOSED YEAR-ROUND DISTURBING UNATTENDED CRAB
Hickory Shad, POTS is unlawful, except by the owner, user
Sturgeon and other CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
threatened and or members of the immediate family, and of-
endangered species ficers or representatives of the Pennsylvania
Mussels/Clams CLOSED YEAR-ROUND Fish & Boat Commission.
Other Species Inland seasons, size and creel limits apply except for waters under special regs. HORSESHOE CRABS are unlawful to
sell, offer for sale, or purchase any horse-
* A special no-kill season with the use of artificial lures only year-round season with zero daily limit applied to Susquehanna
has been established on the West Branch Delaware River River and tributaries, Lehigh River and tributaries, Schuylkill shoe crabs. It is unlawful to import into or
(see page 16 for details). River and tributaries, West Branch Delaware River, Delaware transport in this Commonwealth horseshoe
** American Shad is catch and release in the Schuylkill River, Delaware estuary, and Delaware River tributaries crabs for the purpose of sale.
River from I-95 upstream including all tributaries and three upstream to the limit of the tidal influence.
(3) American Shad in all other Delaware River tributaries, *For all crayfish species, the head must be immediately
including those above tide. removed behind the eyes upon capture unless used as bait * Measured
*** River Herring (Alewife and Blueback Herring) has a closed in the water from which taken point to point
See fish consumption advisory for Delaware River estuary Striped Bass over 28see page 31.

DELAWARE RIVER BLUE CRABS Harvesting blue crabs from the Delaware
Season Minimum Size Daily Limit River and its estuary waters is permitted
Open year-round 4 inches * (hard shell) One (1) bushel pursuant to the regulations at left.
3.5 inches * (soft shell) (combined - hard shell and soft shell)

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LAKE ERIE FISHING
Because of diseases and invasive species, the Com-
LAKE ERIE mission recommends as a good conservation practice
The following seasons, sizes and daily limits apply to Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay and peninsular that anglers not transport any live fish out of the Lake
waters, all Lake Erie tributaries in their entirety which include Cascade Creek, Conneaut Creek, Erie Watershed and introduce those fish into other wa-
Crooked Creek, East Branch Conneaut Creek, Eightmile Creek, Elk Creek, Fourmile Creek, Middle tersheds. For more information on invasive species,
Branch Conneaut Creek, Marsh Run, Mill Creek, Mud Run, Raccoon Creek, Sevenmile Creek, Sixmile please see Aquatic Invasive Species on page 18.
Creek, Sixteenmile Creek, Stone Run, Temple Run, Turkey Creek, Twelvemile Creek, Twentymile Creek, For more information on VHS, please contact the Com-
Walnut Creek, West Branch Conneaut Creek and all waters that flow into these tributaries.
missions Northwest Regional Office (page 3) or visit
Species Seasons Minimum Size Daily Limit www.fishandboat.com/pafish/all/vhs/vhs.htm.
Muskellunge and Open year-round 40 inches 1 * It is unlawful to conduct or participate in a fishing
Tiger Muskellunge tournament for bass on Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay
(Hybrids) during the period from opening day of the trout season
Northern Pike Open year-round 24 inches 2 in April until midnight the first Saturday after June 11.
** It is unlawful to fish or possess trout or salmon in or
along any Lake Erie tributary stream from 12:01 a.m.
Walleye Jan. 1 through March 14 15 inches 6*** on April 14 until 8 a.m. on April 15 (32 hours total).
and May 1 through Dec. 31 *** Adaptive management for daily limits: After the
Bass* Jan. 1 through April 14 and 15 inches 4 (combined species) PFBC Executive Director establishes the daily limit
Largemouth June 17 through Dec. 31 for the year, the information will be available from any
Smallmouth April 15 through June 16* 20 inches 1 PFBC office and posted at www.fishandboat.com.
Yellow Perch Dec.1 through April 30 7 inches 30*** Special RegulationsLake
May 1 through Nov. 30 None
Erie Tributary Streams
Sunfish, Crappies, Open year-round No minimum 50 (combined species) Designated as Nursery Waters are Trout
Catfish, Rock Bass, Run and its tributaries, Godfrey Run, Orchard
Suckers, Eels, Beach Run, and Crooked Creek (where posted).
Carp, White Bass It is unlawful to fish, wade or possess fishing
Burbot (when taken by June 1 through Sept. 30 No minimum 5 equipment while in or along Lake Erie tributary
scuba divers by use of non- streams designated as Nursery Waters.
mechanical spears or gigs at
a depth of at least 60 feet)
Archery fishing or spear fishing is prohibited in
Burbot (when taken by Open year-round No minimum 5
or along Lake Erie tributary streams.
hook and line) From September 5 until the opening day of
Smelt (when taken by Open year-round No minimum None trout season in April, all Lake Erie tributary streams
hook and line) are closed to fishing from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on
Trout the following day except for Walnut Creek north
Jan.1 through 15 inches 3 (combined species), only of Manchester Bridge Road and Elk Creek north
and Salmon** April 13 two (2) of which may be of Route 5.
lake trout. It is unlawful to fish from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
8 a.m. April 15 through 9 inches 5 (combined species), only on the following day within 50 yards of the mouth
Sept. 4 two (2) of which may be of both Trout Run and Godfrey Run while fishing
lake trout. the Lake Erie shoreline.
Sept. 5 through 15 inches 3 (combined species), only
April 12, 2018 two (2) of which may be Lake Erie Permit
lake trout.
Baitfish/Fishbait* Open year-round No minimum 50 (combined species) All anglers fishing in the waters of Lake Erie,
See page 8 for definitions Presque Isle Bay and their tributaries, includ-
American Eel Open year-round 9 inches 25 ing waters that flow into those tributaries are
Mussels/Clams CLOSED YEAR-ROUND required to possess a valid Lake Erie permit or
Combination Trout/Salmon/Lake Erie permit.
Sturgeon, Spotted Gar The main tributaries where a permit is required
and other threatened CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
and endangered species are: Cascade Creek, Conneaut Creek, Crooked
Creek, Eightmile Creek, Elk Creek, Fourmile Creek,
For regulations and information about Cast and Throw Net Permits, visit www.fishinpa.com. Mill Creek, Raccoon Creek, Sevenmile Creek,
Transportation of VHS-Susceptible Fish Out of the Lake Erie Watershed Sixmile Creek, Sixteenmile Creek, Turkey Creek,
Twelvemile Creek, Twentymile Creek and Walnut
An infectious fish disease, caused by a variant of Viral It is unlawful to transport or cause the transportation of Creek. A permit is also required for all of those
Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHS), has caused fish VHS-susceptible species of fish out of the portion of the waters that flow into these main tributaries.
mortalities in the Great Lakes. The initial list of fish spe- Lake Erie Watershed in this Commonwealth into other Anglers fishing the East and West Basin ponds
cies that are susceptible to VHS includes Black Crap- watersheds of this Commonwealth except when certain (Waterworks Ponds, Presque Isle State Park) are
pie, Bluegill, Bluntnose Minnow, Brown Bullhead, Brown conditions are met. It is illegal to use VHS-susceptible not required to possess a Lake Erie Permit.
Trout, Burbot, Channel Catfish, Chinook Salmon, Coho fish species, fish parts and eggs taken from the Lake Anglers fishing inland ponds, lakes and reservoirs
Salmon, Emerald Shiner, Freshwater Drum, Gizzard Shad, Erie Watershed as fishbait in Commonwealth waters in Erie County are not required to possess a Lake
Herring, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, outside the Lake Erie Watershed except when the fish Erie Permit.
Pink Salmon, Pumpkinseed, Rainbow Trout, Redhorse are certified as VHS-negative. It is legal to transport *For all crayfish species, the head must be im-
Sucker, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White dead recreationally caught fish out of the Lake Erie Wa- mediately removed behind the eyes upon capture
Bass, White Perch, Whitefish and Yellow Perch. tershed solely for the purpose of human consumption. unless used as bait in the water from which taken.

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MUSKELLUNGE, PIKE, PICKEREL & PANFISH
BROOD STOCK LAKES PROGRAM
These regulations are intended to restrict harvest and fish
consumption from designated lakes during the FDA-mandated County Water Area County Water Area
withdrawal period. During this period, fish anesthetics are used Crawford Conneaut Lake Wayne Belmont Lake
during Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge (hybrids), Northern Pike Lake Canadohta Duck Harbor Pond
and pickerel culture operations. From April 1 through May Sugar Lake Lake Wallenpaupack
31, fishing for these species is permitted on a catch and Woodcock Creek Lake Miller Pond (partial drawdown)
release/no harvest basis. It is unlawful to take or possess Erie Edinboro Lake Prompton Dam
any Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge (hybrids), Northern Pike Howard Eaton Reservoir For all other species, Commonwealth inland
and pickerel from these lakes during this period. When caught, Union City Reservoir
these fish species shall be immediately returned unharmed. waters seasons, sizes and creel limits apply.

CATCH AND RELEASE LAKES PANFISH ENHANCEMENT SPECIAL REGULATIONS


These lakes are regulated year-round as catch and These regulations are intended to increase the number, quality and size of panfish through the use
release for all fish species. This means fishing is permitted of minimum length limits on sunfish, crappies and Yellow Perch. For all other species, Commonwealth
on a catch and release/no harvest basis. It is unlawful inland waters seasons, sizes and creel limits apply, unless listed in other special regulation programs.
to take, kill or possess any fish from these lakes. Once It is unlawful to fish in the Panfish Enhancement Special Regulations waters listed below except in
caught, all fish shall be immediately returned unharmed. compliance with the following size and creel limits:
Additional catch and release regulations specifically
for trout can be found on page 21. These include: Catch County Water Area Species Minimum Size Daily Limit
and Release-Artificial Lures Only, Catch and Release-All Berks Blue Marsh Reservoir Crappie 9 inches 20
Tackle and Catch and Release Fly-Fishing Only. Cambria Beaverdam Run Reservoir Yellow Perch 9 inches
Hinkston Run Reservoir Sunfish 7 inches When Panfish
County Water Area
Crappie 9 inches Enhancement
Allegheny Pine Township Park Pond
Wilmore Dam Sunfish 7 inches Regulations
Beaver Raccoon Creek State Park
Crappie 9 inches apply to more
Upper Pond
Yellow Perch 9 inches than one
Centre Colyer Lake
Centre Foster Joseph Sayers Lake* Sunfish 7 inches species in the
Columbia and Bear Gap Reservoir
Chester Chambers Lake Sunfish 7 inches same water-
Northumberland McWilliams Reservoir
Crappie 9 inches way, the creel
Columbia Klines Reservoir
Yellow Perch 9 inches limit is 20 for
Lancaster Speedwell Forge
Crawford l Pymatuning Reservoir Crappie 9 inches each species
Luzerne and Lake Jean
Fayette/ Bridgeport Reservoir Crappie 9 inches with the total
Sullivan
Westmoreland Sunfish 7 inches creel not
Schuylkill Lower Owl Creek Reservoir
Montour Lake Chillisquaque Sunfish 7 inches to exceed
Schuylkill Owl Creek Reservoir
Crappie 9 inches 50 panfish
Tioga Lake Nessmuk
Monroe Bradys Lake Sunfish 7 inches combined.
Westmoreland Lower Burrell Park Pond
Crappie 9 inches
Yellow Perch 9 inches Sunfish
HOW TO RELEASE FISH Gouldsboro Lake Sunfish includes
7 inches
Catch and Release Crappie 9 inches Bluegills,
Some waters are managed strictly as Catch and Yellow Perch 9 inches Pumpkin-
Release waters. Minimum size limits require that fish Pike Lower Lake Sunfish 7 inches
seeds
less than the minimum must be released. Creel limits and Redear
(Lower Promised Lake) Yellow Perch 9 inches
require that fish caught in excess of the limit must be Sunfish.
Promised Land Lake Sunfish 7 inches
released. Closed seasons require the release of fish Yellow Perch
(Upper Promised Land Lake) 9 inches
species caught during a season when keeping them is Crappie
not permitted. The number of fish that survive depends Somerset Quemahoning Reservoir Sunfish 7 inches includes
on several factors, including the length of the fight, Crappie 9 inches both Black
where the fish is hooked, water temperature, and how Yellow Perch 9 inches and White
the fish is handled and released. Washington Cross Creek Lake Sunfish 7 inches Crappies.
To give fish released the best chance for survival, Crappie 9 inches
follow these recommended guidelines: Peters Twp. Lake (Reservoir #2) Crappie 9 inches * see Misc.
1. Use barbless hooks. Special
Westmoreland Indian Lake Crappie 9 inches Regulations
2. Play fish quickly. Sunfish 7 inches for Crappies at
Try to land your fish as quickly as possible Foster Joseph
and dont play the fish to exhaustion. Lower Twin Lake Crappie 9 inches
Sayers Lake.
3. Use a landing net. Northmoreland Lake Sunfish 7 inches
4. Keep the fish in the water. The chance of a Crappie 9 inches
fish being injured increases the longer it is held Upper Twin Lake Crappie 9 inches
out of water.
5. Wet your hands, your net and other materials 8. Cut the line. When it is not possible to remove 11. Fish that are bleeding from the mouth or gills
that may come in contact with the fish. the hook without harming the fish, cut the line. due to hook removal do not survive after being
6. Hold the fish upside down while removing the 9. Dont touch the gills. Do not handle fish by released back into the water. Anglers may be
hook. This can often pacify the fish and reduce placing your fingers in the gill slits. charged with violating the Fish and Boat Code by
handling time. 10. Hold the fish upright underwater after hook failing to immediately release the fish unharmed.
7. Remove hooks quickly. Hemostats or long- removal and allow it to swim away under its
own power. If necessary, hold the fish out of the If regulations permit, the angler should keep the
nose pliers are essential tools for quickly
removing hooks. current until it revives. fish and have it count towards his or her daily limit.

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SPECIAL REGULATIONS BY LOCATION

MISCELLANEOUS WATERS WITH SPECIAL REGULATIONS


These special regulations apply to fish CRAWFORD: Paden Creek, Linesville Creek MONROE/NORTHAMPTON/PIKE: Delaware
species identified for each location and and Shenango River Water Gap National Recreation Area-The use of
regulation. Fish species not covered by Nursery waters closed to all fishing March 1 eel chutes, eelpots and fyke nets is prohibited.
a special regulation in these locales through May 1, 2017. Waters involved are Paden The taking of the following fishbait is prohibited:
inland regulations apply unless otherwise Creek (Finley Creek) from the mouth upstream to Crayfish or crabs, mussels, clams and the nymphs,
designated for these species. Finley Bridge on U.S. Route 6, Linesville Creek larvae and pupae of all insects spending any part
from the mouth (Pymatuning Sanctuary) upstream of their life cycle in the water. The taking, catching,
BEAVER: Hopewell Township Park Lake to the Conrail Railroad bridge north of U.S. Route killing and possession of any species of amphibian
Bass 15-inch minimum size, creel limit 2 per 6 in Linesville, and the Shenango River, from or reptile within the boundaries of the Delaware
day. Panfish Creel limit 10 combined species per the Pymatuning Lake Sanctuary boundary at the Water Gap National Recreation Area is prohibited.
day. Use of live fish for bait is prohibited. Refer to Route 285 bridge, locally known as Blair Bridge, NOTICE FOR INFORMATION ONLY: Anglers
Big Bass Program for NO HARVEST dates (see upstream 100 yards. are advised that the National Park Service 2016s
page 11). CRAWFORD/ERIE: Conneaut Creek Superintendents Compendium of Designations,
BLAIR/HUNTINGDON/JUNIATA/MIFFLIN/ Lake Erie Tributary Regulations apply (see Closures, Permit Requirements, and Other Restric-
PERRY: Juniata River and tributaries page 14) for entire stream in Crawford and Erie tions states: The use of crayfish, clams, mussels,
The daily creel limit of Rock Bass is 10; open counties. reptiles or amphibians as fish bait is prohibited,
season year-round; no minimum size limit. l CUMBERLAND: Opossum Lake unless it is a commercially produced, preserved
l BUTLER: Glade Run Lake All species except trout catch and release/ and packaged product. Duration until further
All species except trout catch and release/ no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess notice within Delaware Water Gap National Rec-
no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish except trout. All fish caught other than reation Area.
any fish except trout. All fish caught other than trout must be immediately returned unharmed. SOMERSET/FAYETTE/WESTMORELAND/
trout must be immediately returned unharmed. This miscellaneous special regulation will remain ALLEGHENY: Youghiogheny River From
This miscellaneous special regulation will remain in effect until further notice. the confluence with the Casselman River
in effect until further notice. Trout inland regulations apply. downstream to the confluence with Ramcat Run
Trout inland regulations apply. HUNTINGDON: Lake Perez and Youghiogheny River from the PA Route 381
l CENTRE: Foster Joseph Sayers Lake All species except trout catch and release/ bridge at Ohiopyle downstream to the mouth of
Black and White Crappie: Daily creel limit is 10 no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess the river.
(combined crappie species). No more than 5 may any fish except trout. All fish caught other than No closed season on trout. Daily limit Open-
be greater than 9 inches in size. Total panfish daily trout must be immediately returned unharmed. ing day of the trout season through Labor Day 5
creel limit may not exceed 50 when other panfish This miscellaneous special regulation will remain trout; the day after Labor Day through the opening
species are in the creel (see page 10 and 15 in effect until further notice. day of the trout season of the following year 3
applicable to other panfish). Trout inland regulations apply. trout. For all other species, inland regulations
CENTRE: Penns Creek 7 miles from the confluence HUNTINGDON: Raystown Lake and Raystown apply. See All-Tackle Trophy-Trout regulations
with Elk Creek downstream to the Catch and Release Branch From dam downstream to Juniata River. on page 21.
area. Trout (all species) no closed season. Creel WARREN: Allegheny River 8.75 miles from the
Trout (all species), all other species, inland limit 5 per day during regular season; 3 per day outflow of the Allegheny Reservoir downstream to
regulations apply. Open to fishing year-round from the day after Labor Day to 8 a.m. on the the confluence of Conewango Creek.
From 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular opening day of the next regular season, minimum From 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular
trout season through Labor Day, the slot limit for size 7 inches. trout season through Labor Day, the minimum
trout is at least 7 inches and less than 12 inches in Raystown Lake and Tributaries Smelt may size for trout is 14 inches and the daily limit is 2
length, caught on, or in possession. and the daily be taken with a dip net from the shore or by wad- (combined species).
limit is 2 (combined species). ing only. Dip net may not exceed 20 inches in From the day after Labor Day until 8 a.m. of the
From the day after Labor Day until 8 a.m. of the diameter or square. Daily limit 200 smelt or one opening day of the trout season of the following
opening day of the trout season of the following gallon by volume, whichever is greater. year, no trout may be killed or had in possession.
year, no trout may be killed or had in possession. l LEHIGH: Leaser Lake WASHINGTON: Little Chartiers Creek From
Fishing may be done with artificial lures, flies or All species, except troutcatch and release/ Canonsburg Lake Dam approximately 0.25 mile
streamers, natural bait, baitfish and fish bait. Spin- no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess downstream to the mouth.
ning or fly fishing gear may be used on this water. any fish, except trout. All fish caught other than No fishing from March 1 until 8 a.m. opening
CLARION: Beaver Creek Ponds trout must immediately returned unharmed. For day of the trout season.
Closed to fishing from Jan. 1 through opening trout, inland regulations apply. This regulation will WAYNE: West Branch Delaware River From
day of bass season. remain in effect until further notice. the Pennsylvania/New York border downstream
Bass 15-inch minimum size, creel limit 2 per l LUZERNE: Harveys Lake (effective 3/11/2017) to the confluence with the East Branch of the
day on entire project area. Panfish Creel limit The daily limit is 3 trout (combined species) Delaware River. Artificial-Lures-Only season runs
10 per day combined species on entire area. during the period from 8 a.m. on the opening day from October 16 until 8 a.m. on the opening day of
COLUMBIA AND NORTHUMBERLAND: of trout season through the last day in February. the trout season.
South Branch of Roaring Creek from the bridge Only one of the 3 trout daily limit may exceed 18 Fishing may be done with artificial lures only,
on State Route 3008 at Bear Gap upstream to the inches in length. Harvesting of trout is prohibited constructed of metal, plastic, rubber or wood, or
bridge on State Route 42 This is a catch and from March 1 to the opening day of trout season. with flies and streamers constructed of natural or
release/no harvest fishery for all species. It is Year-round fishing is permitted for all other fish synthetic materials. All lures may be used with
unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish. All fish species. Inland regulations apply to warmwater/ spinning or fly fishing gear.
caught must be immediately returned unharmed. coolwater species. The daily creel limit of trout is zero (0) during
the artificial-lures-only season.

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REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, ENDANGERED SPECIES

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS - SEASONS AND LIMITS


Species Season Daily Limit Possession Limit ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS for
Bullfrog July 1 through October 31 10 (combined species) 20 (combined species) ALL Reptiles and Amphibians:
Northern Green Frog July 1 through October 31 10 (combined species) 20 (combined species) A fishing license is required to catch or take
Snapping Turtle July 1 through October 31 15 30 reptiles and amphibians from the lands and waters
Amphibian Eggs No closed season 15 (combined species) 15 (combined species) of the Commonwealth.
and Tadpoles Unless otherwise indicated, reptiles and
Timber Rattlesnake* June 10 through July 31 1 annual limit** (must be at least 42 inches in amphibians may only be taken by hand, hook,
length, measured lengthwise along the dorsal snake tongs, turtle hooks, traps and nets less
surface from the snout to the tail, excluding the rattle, than four feet square or four feet in diameter.
and must possess 21 or more subcaudal scales.***) It is unlawful to take, catch or kill a reptile or
Northern Copperhead June 10 through July 31 1 annual limit** amphibian through the use of firearms, chemicals,
* It is unlawful to hunt, take, catch or kill Timber Rattle- hunt permits). It is unlawful to possess more than one
explosives, winches, jacks or other devices.
snakes west of Route 15 and south of Interstate 81 to the Timber Rattlesnake or Northern Copperhead at any time It is unlawful to damage or disrupt the nest
Maryland line where there is no open season. except as provided in Chapter 79.7 (f) (Fish & Boat Code). or eggs of a reptile or to gather, take or possess
** It is unlawful to possess, take, catch or kill more than *** Subcaudal scales are large flat scales located on the the eggs of any reptile in the natural environment
one Timber Rattlesnake or Northern Copperhead per underside of a Timber Rattlesnake between the vent (anal of this Commonwealth.
calendar year except as provided in Chapter 79.7(f) (Fish scale) and the base of the tail rattle.
& Boat Code) relating to organized reptile and amphibian
It is unlawful to damage or destroy habitat in
See page 30 for snapping turtle consumption advice.
the pursuit of a reptile or amphibian.
The following ENDANGERED and THREATENED native species have NO OPEN It is unlawful to take, catch, kill or possess
for the purposes of selling or offering for sale,
SEASON. The DAILY LIMIT is 0 (zero) and POSSESSION LIMIT is 0 (zero). importing or exporting for consideration, trading
The Commission has SALAMANDERS: New Jersey Chorus Kirtlands Snake or bartering or purchasing an amphibian or reptile
identified some species of Eastern Mud Salamander Frog (Endangered) (Endangered) whether dead or alive, in whole or in parts, includ-
reptiles, amphibians, fish (Endangered) Northern Cricket Frog Rough Green Snake ing the eggs or any life stage that was taken from
and aquatic organisms as Green Salamander (Endangered) (Endangered) lands or waters within this Commonwealth.
endangered, threatened (Threatened) Southern Leopard Frog TURTLES: It is unlawful to transport or import into or
or candidate species. Blue-spotted Salamander (Endangered) within this Commonwealth a native species
Bog Turtle (Endangered) from another jurisdiction. It is also unlawful to
Endangered and (Endangered) Eastern Mud Turtle
SNAKES: receive a native species that was transported or
threatened species face FROGS and TOADS: Eastern Massasauga (Endangered) imported into or within this Commonwealth from
extirpation and have Eastern Spadefoot (Endangered) Redbelly Turtle another jurisdiction.
NO OPEN SEASON. (Threatened) (Threatened) Taking, catching and possessing amphibians
FOR A LIST OF ALL ENDANGERED, THREATENED AND CANDIDATE FISH SPECIES visit www.fishandboat.com. and reptiles in Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources natural areas designated by
posters is prohibited.
The following native reptile and amphibian species have NO OPEN SEASON. Frogs:
The DAILY LIMIT is 0 (zero) and POSSESSION LIMIT is 0 (zero). The use of artificial light to take frogs at night
is illegal.
SALAMANDERS: FROGS and TOADS: Eastern Smooth Earth TURTLES: Frogs may be taken with long bow and arrow,
Eastern Hellbender Mountain Chorus Frog Snake Blandings Turtle including compound bows, crossbows, spears or
Four-toed Salamander Upland Chorus Frog Eastern Smooth Green Eastern Box Turtle gigs. Spears or gigs may not have more than five
Jefferson Salamander Western Chorus Frog Snake Spotted Turtle barbs and cannot be used in stocked trout waters.
Marbled Salamander SNAKES: Eastern Worm Snake Wood Turtle Turtles:
Mudpuppy Eastern Hognose Snake Mountain Earth Snake SKINKS/LIZARDS: Set-lines, turtle traps or other devices for
Northern Ravine Salamander Eastern Ribbon Snake Queen Snake Broadhead Skink catching turtles must include a tag indicating the
Shorthead Garter Snake Eastern Fence Lizard name, address and phone number of the owner
Northern Coal Skink or user. Traps, nets or other devices must be of
a floating or partially submerged design so as to
The following native reptile and amphibian species have NO CLOSED SEASON. allow for the release of untargeted turtles. Hooks
The DAILY LIMIT is 1 (one) and POSSESSION LIMIT is 1 (one). must be at least 3.5 inches long with not less than
SALAMANDERS: Northern Two-lined Northern Leopard Frog Northern Ringneck one inch space between the point and shank of
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander Pickerel Frog Snake the hook. The number of lines or hooks per line
Salamander Seal Salamander Spring Peeper Northern Water Snake is unlimited.
Eastern Redback Spotted Salamander Wood Frog TURTLES: PERMITS:
Salamander Wehrle's Salamander SNAKES: Eastern Musk Turtle A permit is required to hunt, take, catch, kill or
Eastern Red-Spotted Newt Valley and Ridge Eastern Garter Snake Eastern Painted Turtle possess Timber Rattlesnakes and Northern Cop-
Longtail Salamander Salamander Eastern Milksnake Eastern Spiny Softshell perhead snakes.
Northern Dusky Salamander FROGS and TOADS: Eastern Ratsnake Map Turtle A permit is required to hunt, take, catch or kill
Northern Red Salamander Eastern American Toad Northern Black Racer Midland Painted Turtle common Snapping Turtles for the purpose of sale,
Northern Slimy Salamander Eastern Gray Treefrog Northern Brown Snake barter or trade.
Northern Spring Salamander SKINKS/LIZARDS: Permit applications for these two species per-
Fowler's Toad Northern Redbelly Snake Five-lined Skink mits can be found online at: http://fishandboat.
The practice of catch and release of amphibians and reptiles is encouraged. com/forms_nongame.htm.

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AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

Aquatic Invasive Species


Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) may be microscopic and can be
plants or animals. AIS have the potential to cause significant
economic and ecologic harm to our waterways by competing
with native and game species for space and food. Anglers,
boaters, swimmers and others who contact this water can
unknowingly spread AIS.
Do not move or release animals or plants to other waterways.
Dispose of unwanted fishing bait in the trash.

Clean Your Gear!


Before leaving this waterway, check for and remove any aquatic life
STOP ASIAN CARP!
Bighead, Silver and Black Carp are Asian carp* that are
(plants and animals), mud and other organic debris. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). It is unlawful to possess,
introduce or import, transport, sell, purchase, offer for sale or
Use the following AIS Small Gear barter these species in Pennsylvania. These species pose a
disinfection methods For a minimum of 20 minutes, soak gear significant threat to the biodiversity of native species and habitat,
before using your gear in hot water (120-140 F) (may damage along with imposing safety risks to boaters.
Gor-tex) containing 1 cup of regular dish
or equipment at a new detergent per gallon of water OR freeze Bighead Carp No scales on head
No barbels on nose
waterway: gear for at least 8 hours. Dark blotches Low set eyes
After cleaning or freezing, allow gear to along back
Check these areas dry for a minimum of 48 hours before next
use.
Fishing rod, Consider using your gear in only one
Clothing reel and line waterway, thus eliminating the need
to disinfect. No scales on head
Boats and Heavy Equipment Silver Carp No barbels on nose
Small scales Low set eyes
Fishing Before leaving this waterway, drain
vests water from boat, motor, bilges, bladder
tanks, live bait wells, any other wet
compartments and
portable bait containers.
Use a steam spray unit to thoroughly
Nets and clean all parts of the boat or
tackle heavy equipment (including all wet Black Carp Pointed, shaped face
No barbels on nose
Shoes compartments such as the bilge, bait Large scales No scales on head
or boots compartments and storage bunkers). If
steam cleaning is not available, use a
high pressure hot water sprayer. If these
cleaning options are not available, put
your boat through a hot water car wash.
Thoroughly spray all parts of a boat trailer
and towing vehicle that contact the water. Asian carp have had a devastating impact in the Mississippi
Thoroughly flush the cooling system of all River system and now pose this threat to the Great Lakes basin.
boat motors. As AIS species, these fish do not naturally occur in Pennsylvania
After cleaning, allow equipment to dry for waters and would only occur if transported and released.
at least 48 hours. These carp species are a threat due to their large size (some
can grow to more than 100 pounds and five feet in length),
reproductive success, habitat damage and large, year-round
For more information, visit www.fishandboat.com/AIS.htm food consumption. In additon, Silver Carp, when startled, can
jump up to 10 feet out of the water striking boaters, causing
severe injury.
REPORT AIS SIGHTINGS: http://fishandboat.com/ais-reporting.htm For more information and to report sightings or catches
THESE ARE SOME OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES IN PENNSYLVANIA. of these fish species and other AIS, visit PFBCs AIS web
page at: www.fishandboat.com/ais.htm.
*Grass Carp are also known as Asian carp. Diploid Grass Carp
are banned from stocking in Pennsylvania, but Triploid (sterile)
photos provided by USGS
Grass Carp are allowed to be stocked in lakes and ponds with a
PFBC-approved permit.
Rusty Crayfish Quagga Mussel Round Goby

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LIFE JACKET WEAR/REPORT FUEL USE/BUI
GENERAL BOATING REGULATIONS WHO MUST WEAR
BOATING A Coast Guard-approved wearable life jacket or personal flotation device (PFD) is required for A LIFE JACKET?
each occupant on all types of boats in all waters. See additional PFD (life jacket) requirements on this page. Children 12 years of age and younger on
Motorboats (including boats powered by electric motors) must be registered, and they must be registered Commonwealth waters when underway in any
in their state of principal use. Boat operators of boats with greater than 25 horsepower and born on or boat 20 feet or less in length and in all canoes
after Jan. 1, 1982, may not operate unless they have obtained and have in possession a Boating Safety and kayaks.
Education Certificate. All PWC (personal watercraft) operators must have obtained and have in possession On Pittsburgh District U.S. Army Corps of
a Boating Safety Education Certificate. Persons 11 years of age or younger may NOT operate a boat with Engineers lakes (only), everyone in boats under
greater than 25 horsepower or a PWC. Persons 1215 years of age may not operate a PWC with any 16 feet and in all canoes and kayaks.
passengers on board 15 years of age or younger or rent a PWC. All water skiers and anyone towed behind
Owners of unpowered boats (canoes, kayaks, rowboats, stand-up paddleboards, etc.) can launch their boats, in addition to personal watercraft operators
boats at Commission lakes, access areas and properties, and at PA state parks and forests if their boats and passengers, and sailboarders (windsurfers)
display the Commissions launch use permit OR boat registration, OR PA state parks launch permit OR are required to wear a life jacket. Inflatable life
mooring permit. An unpowered boat may have a registration OR launch permit, but it is not required to jackets are not acceptable for these activities.
have both. The Commission does NOT recognize launch permits from other states. Boaters are required, by law, to wear life
jackets on boats less than 16 feet in length or
LIFE JACKET WEAR REQUIRED BY LAW NOVEMBER 1 TO APRIL 30 any canoe or kayak during the cold weather
Boaters are required, by law, to wear life jackets on boats less months from November 1 through April 30.
than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak during the cold weather
months from November 1 through April 30. This requirement is in- PERSONAL FLOTATION
tended to protect boaters from the dangers of cold water shock if they DEVICE (Life Jacket)
fall into the water. Requirements
The risk of an accident being fatal is significantly higher when the
air and water temperatures are colder in late fall through spring. Over All boats must have a USCG-approved wearable
the last 15 years, cold water incidents represented only eight percent life jacket on board for each person.
of the boating-related accidents, but they resulted in 24 percent of the In addition to wearable life jackets, boats 16 feet
fatalities. Victims who are wearing a life jacket when exposed to cold and over must have a throwable device (ring buoy,
water have potentially life-saving advantages. life ring or buoyant seat cushion) on board. Canoes
and kayaks, regardless of length, are not required

BOATERS:
MAKE SURE YOUR
to carry a throwable device.
Life jackets must be used in accordance with any
requirements on the approval label.
LIFE JACKET FITS!
REPORT
All life jackets must be in good and serviceable
For a life jacket to work properly, not only does it need to be condition and legibly marked showing the USCG
on your body, it should fit properly as well. A properly fitting approval number. This means the life jacket must

FUEL
life jacket is more comfortable (meaning you are more likely
to wear it) but more important, it functions better. Life jackets
that are too small or large can ride up or even come off when
you are in the water.
be fully functional, free of tears or defects in the
material. All buckles, straps, zippers and other
closures must be operable.
Wearable life jackets must be readily accessible,
PURCHASE & USE
Its easy to check a conventional life jacket for proper fitjust
put it on. The jacket should fit you snugly with all zippers, straps,
which means that they are stowed where they can be
easily reached or that they are out in the open ready
ties and snaps correctly secured. With a partner behind you, raise to wear. Throwables devices must be immediately
ReportBoatFuel.com
your arms like you are signaling a touchdown in a football game.
Have the partner lift the jacket by the shoulders. The jacket should PENNSYLVANIA! available, which means that the device cannot be in
a protective covering and shall be within arms reach
come no higher than your chin. If the jacket covers your face or of the operator or passenger while the boat is oper-
comes offthats what would happen in the water. In this case, tighten the straps or use a smaller size. ated. A PFD that is sealed in its original packaging
is not readily accessible or immediately available.
MOTORBOAT OPERATORS: Life jackets must be the appropriate size for the
person intended and adjusted to wear.
BOATERS: Did you know that the state liquid fuels tax
you already paid on boat fuel is returned to
A throwable device may not be used as a substitute
for a wearable device.
the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

REPORT for every gallon reported as used or pur-


chased? This benefits you and other boaters BOATING AND

FUEL
by enhancing boating programs and facilities. ALCOHOL DO NOT MIX!
When you renew your registration, you will be
asked to report the total number of gallons Alcohol use increases the chances of
used or purchased. If unsure, please leave having an accident. Alcohol affects balance,
the section blankDO NOT use a zero. For coordination and judgment. It is illegal to
PURCHASE & USE more information about reporting boat fuel,
liquid fuels tax and the benefits for boaters,
operate a boat while under the influence of
alcohol or a controlled substance. Penalties
ReportBoatFuel.com visit www.ReportBoatFuel.com. include loss of boating privileges, significant
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TROUT FISHING REGULATIONS

NORTHWEST Find the regulation that applies


NORTHEAST to where you want to fish.
NORTHCENTRAL
To assist trout anglers in knowing the regulations
that apply to locations where they fish, the trout
regulations are separated by PFBC Regions. From
pages 22 through 29, each region contains a listing of
SOUTHWEST SOUTHCENTRAL its counties separated by specific trout regulation.
SOUTHEAST An explanation of each regulation and its
requirements is on this page and the next page.

REGIONAL
OPENING DAY Streams designated as both Class A Wild Trout Streams
and Stocked Trout Waters
OF TROUT SEASON Stream sections that are designated as both Stocked Trout Waters and Class A Wild Trout
Streams located within the Regional Opening Day of Trout Season area are closed to fishing
The trout season begins earlier in 18 from March 1 to 8 a.m. on the Regional Opening Day of Trout Season. Stream sections that
southeastern Pennsylvania counties. In these are designated as both Stocked Trout Waters and Class A Wild Trout Streams located within
counties (and designated waters crossing into the Regular Opening Day of Trout Season area are closed to fishing from March 1 to 8 a.m.
these counties), trout season will begin 8 a.m., on the Regular Opening Day of Trout Season.Stream Sections Governed by These Regulations
April 1. Unless otherwise specified by special - Closed to fishing from March 1 until 8 a.m. on Opening Day of Trout Season. Extended Season:
regulation, inland daily limits and minimum September 5, 2017 through February 28, 2018No HarvestCatch and Immediate Release Only.
sizes apply. Water Name County Section Miles Limits
Stocked trout waters in the Southeast, Bald Eagle Creek Centre 04 5.71 Confluence with Spring Creek downstream to the
Southcentral, Northcentral and Northeast inlet of Sayers Lake near Boggs/Howard Township line
Regions that have this early opening day are Fishing Creek Clinton 13 1.49 Confluence with Cedar Run downstream
listed beginning on page 22. to Axe Factory Hollow
Fishing Creek Clinton 14 1.60 Axe Factory Hollow downstream to Country
Stocked Club Road Bridge (SR 2015) in Mill Hall
Kishacoquillas Creek Mifflin 05 3.70 1.5 miles upstream from confluence with Tea
trout waters Creek downstream to Penn Central Railroad Bridge
Many streams, lakes, ponds and reservoirs are Little Lehigh Creek Lehigh 04 4.89 Confluence with Spring Creek downstream to
officially classified as stocked trout waters. Wild Cherry Lane Bridge (T-508)
This means that these waters contain significant Little Lehigh Creek Lehigh 07 2.06 0.4 km upstream of Country Club Road Bridge
portions that are open to public fishing and are (T-473)downstream to Fish Hatchery Road
stocked with trout. The waters listed here are open Bridge (SR 2010)
Martins Creek Northampton 01 4.72 Confluence of East Branch & West Branch
to trout harvest during the extended season (see
Martins Creek downstream to the discharge
page 10). Unlisted tributary streams (those not from Bangor Sewage Treatment Plant
included in this list of stocked trout waters) are Monocacy Creek Northampton 08 0.99 Illicks Mill Dam downstream to the
not open to harvest of trout during the extended Schoenersville Road Bridge (SR 3017)
season. Only stocked trout waters and all waters Monocacy Creek Lehigh/ 09 2.11 Schoenersville Road Bridge (SR 3017)
downstream of stocked trout waters are open Northampton downstream to the mouth
during this period. Spearing fish is not permit- Penns Creek Centre 02 8.10 SR 0045 downstream to the confluence
ted in any of these waters at any time of the year. with Elk Creek
These waters are closed to all fishing (including Pohopoco Creek Carbon 04 2.90 Outlet of Beltzville Lake downstream to
taking of minnows) from March 1 to 8 a.m. on the cable across creek at Hideaway Hunting &
opening day of the trout season. A person shall Fishing Club
be deemed to be fishing if he or she has in pos- Yellow Creek Bedford 04 1.67 Confluence with Beaver Creek downstream
session any fishing line, rod or other device that to Red Bank Hill
can be used for fishing while on or in any water
or on the banks within 25 feet of any water where STOCKED TROUT WATERS
fishing is prohibited. OPEN TO YEAR-ROUND FISHING
Special note: Although the list was up to date at the Waters with this designation are considered stocked trout waters. From 8 a.m. opening day of trout
time this booklet was printed, it is possible that some through Sept. 4, Commonwealth inland size and creel limits apply. From Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, and
streams may later be deleted or added as stocked from Sept. 5 through Dec. 31, extended season size and creel limits apply. These waters are open to
trout waters because of last-minute changes in wa- fishing from March 1 to opening day of trout season; however, no trout may be taken or possessed on these
ter quality conditions. Check with the nearest Fish waters during this period. It is unlawful to fish in rivers and streams designated as stocked trout waters
and Boat Commission office (see page 3) if there open to year-round fishing without a current trout/salmon permit. A trout/salmon permit is not required to fish
is any question about whether or not a water area in lakes and ponds that have been designated as stocked trout waters open to year-round fishing unless the
is stocked. person takes, kills or possesses, while in the act of fishing, a trout or salmon on or in these waters.

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TROUT FISHING REGULATIONS
SPECIAL REGULATION AREAS
The Commission establishes specially engaging in the act of fishing or the boat angler puts
regulated areas on some trout waters. These CATCH AND RELEASE in or takes out his boat at an access point within the
specially regulated areas are assigned to ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY Catch and Release All Tackle area.
one of the programs on this page with the A current trout/salmon permit is required.
Open to fishing year-round.
regulations for each program included. These
Fishing is permitted on a 24-hour basis. ALL TACKLE
program regulations apply only to those waters
Use or possession of any other lures or sub-
designated by the Commission as being part stance is prohibited. TROPHY TROUT
of that program, not to all trout waters. When No trout may be killed or had in possession.
applicable, a list of specially regulated waters Open to fishing year-round.
Fishing may be done with artificial lures only Fishing is permitted on a 24-hour basis.
appears at the end of the stocked trout waters constructed of metal, plastic, rubber or wood, or with Minimum size 14 inches, caught on, or in
section for each region of the state. flies or streamers constructed of natural or synthetic possession on, the waters under these regulations
materials. All such lures may be used with spinning from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular trout
DELAYED HARVEST or fly fishing gear. season through Labor Day.
Wading is permitted unless otherwise posted. The daily creel limit is two trout combined
ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY Taking baitfish or fishbait is prohibited. species except for the period from the day after
Open to fishing year-round. An angler in a boat may possess bait and fish Labor Day to 8 a.m. of the first Saturday after April
Fishing is permitted on a 24-hour basis. caught in compliance with the seasons, sizes and 11 of the following year, when no trout may be
Minimum size 9 inches, caught on or in creel limits in effect for a water from which it was killed or had in possession.
possession on, the waters under these regulations taken, provided that the boat angler floats through the There are no tackle restrictions.
from June 15 through Labor Day. Catch and Release area without stopping or engaging An angler in a boat may possess bait and fish
The daily creel limit is three trout (combined in the act of fishing or the boat angler puts in or takes caught in compliance with the seasons, sizes and
species) from June 15 through Labor Day, caught out his boat at an access point within the Catch and creel limits in effect for a water from which it was
on or in possession on the waters under these Release area. taken, provided that the boat angler floats through
regulations. From the day after Labor Day until A current trout/salmon permit is required. the All Tackle Trophy Trout area without stopping or
June 15, the daily creel limit is zero. engaging in the act of fishing or the boat angler puts
Fishing may be done with artificial lures only CATCH AND RELEASE in or takes out his boat at an access point within the
constructed of metal, plastic, rubber or wood, or
with flies and streamers constructed of natural or
FLY-FISHING ONLY All Tackle Trophy Trout area.
A current trout/salmon permit is required.
synthetic materials. All such lures may be used with Open to fishing year-round. The regulations apply to trout only; all other spe-
spinning or fly fishing gear. Fishing is permitted on a 24-hour basis. cies, inland regulations apply.
Taking baitfish or fishbait is prohibited. No trout may be killed or had in possession.
An angler in a boat may possess bait and fish Fishing may be done with artificial flies and stream- TROPHY TROUT
caught in compliance with the seasons, sizes and ers constructed of natural or synthetic materials, so
creel limits in effect for a water from which it was ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY
long as all flies are constructed in a normal fashion
taken, provided that the boat angler floats through with components wound on or about the hook. Fish- Open to fishing year-round.
the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only area without ing must be done with tackle limited to fly rods, fly Fishing is permitted on a 24-hour basis.
stopping or engaging in the act of fishing or the boat reels and fly line with a maximum of 18 feet in leader Minimum size 14 inches, caught on, or in
angler puts in or takes out his boat at an access point material of monofilament line attached. Anything possession on, the waters under these regulations
within the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only area. other than these items is prohibited. from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular trout
A current trout/salmon permit is required. Taking baitfish or fishbait is prohibited. season through Labor Day.
Wading is permitted unless otherwise posted. The daily creel limit is two trout combined
The Keystone Select Stocked An angler in a boat may possess bait and fish species except for the period from the day after
Trout Waters program Labor Day to 8 a.m. of the first Saturday after April
caught in compliance with the seasons, sizes and
provides anglers with an 11 of the following year, when no trout may be
creel limits in effect for a water from which it was taken,
exciting opportunity to fish for killed or had in possession.
provided that the boat angler floats through the Catch
larger trout. Under the program,
and Release Fly-Fishing Only area without stopping or Fishing may be done with artificial lures only,
approximately 4,500 large trout,
engaging in the act of fishing or the boat angler puts constructed of metal, plastic, rubber or wood, or with
2-to 3-years old and measuring
in or takes out his boat at an access point within the flies and streamers constructed of natural or synthetic
between 14 to 20 inches, will be
Catch and Release Fly-Fishing Only area. materials. All lures may be used with spinning or fly
distributed among these select
waters under the Delayed Harvest, Artificial Lures A current trout/salmon permit is required. fishing gear.
Only special regulation. These larger trout are Taking baitfish or fishbait is prohibited.
stocked only during the spring stocking periods CATCH AND RELEASE An angler in a boat may possess bait and fish caught
in compliance with the seasons, sizes and creel limits
to coincide with the period of peak angler use. ALL TACKLE in effect for a water from which it was taken, provided
As with many waters managed under Delayed
Harvest, Artificial Lures Only special regulation, Open to fishing year-round. that the boat angler floats through the Trophy Trout
not all of the waters managed under the Keystone Fishing is permitted on a 24-hour basis. area without stopping or engaging in the act of fishing
Select Stocked Trout Waters program receive a fall No trout may be killed or had in possession. or the boat angler puts in or takes out his boat at an
stocking. Fall stocking is limited to stream sections Fishing may be done with artificial lures, flies or access point within the Trophy Trout area.
that act as destination fisheries and tend to provide streamers, natural bait, baitfish and fishbait. Spinning A current trout/salmon permit is required.
better angler use at this time of year. Currently, four or fly fishing gear may be used in these areas.
of the eight stream sections in this program receive An angler in a boat may possess bait and fish Special regulation waters
a fall stocking. In the stocked trout water listings caught in compliance with the seasons, sizes and appear on pages 22 through 29
on the following pages, look for the red keystone creel limits in effect for a water from which it was
which indicates that this water is a taken, provided that the boat angler floats through the after each regions section of
Keystone Select Stocked Trout Water.* Catch and Release All Tackle area without stopping or stocked trout waters.

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SOUTHEAST REGION TROUT WATERS

SOUTHEAST REGION REGULATED TROUT WATERS


REGIONAL OPENING East Branch Perkiomen Creek Conowingo Creek Trout Creek (Big Trout Creek Locust Lake
DAY OF TROUT (Branch Road Bridge (T341 Black Bear Rd. - Slatington) Lower Little Swatara Creek
(T-431) downstream through downstream to Black MONTGOMERY: Mahantango Creek
SEASON Barron Rd.)
Sellersville) Deep Creek Dam Mahoning Creek
STOCKED TROUT Levittown Lake Conoy Creek (Saegerville Rd. East Branch Perkiomen Pine Creek (trib to Little Schuylkill
WATERS Neshaminy Creek (Two downstream to mouth) Creek (from near Salfordville River)
OPENING DAY: sections: Valley Road to Mill East Branch Octoraro Creek Rd. downstream to Bergeys Pine Creek (trib to Mahantango
APRIL 1 Road near Jamison and from (Steelville Rd. downstream Mill Rd. - inseason only) Creek)
BERKS: the dam at the causeway in to Knight Run confluence - Kepner Creek Pine Creek (trib to Schuylkill River)
Allegheny Creek Tyler State Park downstream inseason only) Loch Alsh Reservoir Rabbit Run Reservoir (off East Val-
(inseason only) to the bridge on SR 332) Fishing Creek Manatawny Creek ley Rd. SW of Tamaqua)
Antietam Creek Tohickon Creek (Dark Hollow Hammer Creek Pennypack Creek Upper Little Swatara Creek
Antietam Reservoir Rd. to mouth) Indian Run (Lorimer Park) Whipoorwill Dam
Furnace Creek (Robesonia) Little Beaver Creek Perkiomen Creek (county line
Unami Creek (Milford
Little Chiques Creek
Stocked trout
Hay Creek Township Park downstream downstream to first unnamed waters OPEN TO
Kistler Creek Little Cocalico Creek trib downstream of Fruitville
to Trumbauersville Road
Little Conestoga Creek
YEAR-ROUND FISHING
Little Lehigh Creek (SR 4051)) Road (T-414)) BERKS:
Little Swatara Creek (powerline upstream of Miller Skippack Creek
CHESTER: Tulpehocken Creek (from covered
Maiden Creek (confluence with Road (T-707) downstream to Stony Creek
Beaver Creek (at Downingtown) bridge at T-921 downstream to
Kistler Creek in Kempton Harrisburg Pike (SR 4020)) Unami Creek
Big Elk Creek the mouth)
downstream to dam in Little Muddy Creek Wissahickon Creek (from
Buck Run (Compass Rd. (Bowmansville Rd. Kaercher Creek Dam (winter
Lenhartsville) downstream to SR 372) Lafayette Ave. downstream stocking)
Manatawny Creek downstream to 150 yds, to Stenton Ave.)
East Branch Brandywine Creek below SR 897) BUCKS:
Mill Creek (trib. to Sacony (SR 4031 in Glenmoore NORTHAMPTON: Lake Luxembourg
Creek) Meetinghouse Creek
downstream to U S Business Bushkill Creek LANCASTER:
Mill Creek (trib. to Schuylkill Middle Creek (PGCs Middle
Route 30 in Downingtown) Hokendauqua Creek Muddy Run Rec Lake
River) Creek Dam downstream to
East Branch Elk Creek Indian Creek NORTHAMPTON:
Mill Creek (trib. to Tulpehocken W. Lime Rock Rd.)
East Branch White Clay Creek Jacoby Creek Minsi Lake
Creek) Muddy Creek (Pleasant Valley
French Creek Road downstream to SR 897) Lehigh Canal (0.6 mile SCHUYLKILL:
Northkill Creek Middle Branch White Clay Creek downstream of Carbon County Sweet Arrow Lake
Ontelaunee Creek (Spring Muddy Run (most northern
Pickering Creek SR 772 crossing Intercourse line downstream to confluence Tuscarora Lake (fall stocking)
House Road Bridge (SR with Bertsch Creek, and first
Pocopson Creek downstream to powerline CATCH AND RELEASE
4024) downstream to mouth) lock upstream of Monocacy
West Branch Brandywine above Monterey Rd.) NORTHAMPTON:
Perkiomen Creek Creek crossing downstream
Creek (SR 4005 Cedar Knoll Pequea Creek (Wanner Drive Bushkill Creek 1.19 miles; from
Pine Creek (trib to Maiden to confluence with Nancy Run
downstream to SR 0340) Bridge (T-515) downstream to the dam at Binney and Smith
Creek) Crossing)
West Valley Creek 110 yards downstream from downstream to the 13th Street
Sacony Creek (Bowers Road Little Bushkill Creek
White Clay Creek School Lane Road (T-948))* Bridge
(T-616) downstream to SR l Martins Creek
DELAWARE: Rock Run (Bowmansville)
222 Kutztown By-pass)
Chester Creek (confluence of Stewart Run l Monocacy Creek CATCH AND RELEASE
Scotts Run Lake
West Branch Chester Creek Swarr Run (Yellow Goose Saucon Creek ALL TACKLE
Spring Creek Road (T-802) downstream PHILADELPHIA: CHESTER/MONTGOMERY:
Swamp Creek (aproximately downstream to Bridgewater
to SR 0741) Pennypack Creek (county line Valley Creek at Valley Forge and
350 yards above powerline, Road (SR 3018))
West Branch Little Conestoga downstream to Frankford tributaries including Little Valley
downstream to mouth in Chester Creek (upstream from Creek. Be aware that Valley Forge
confluence with West Branch Creek Avenue (SR 0013))
Morgantown) West Branch Octoraro Creek Wissahickon Creek National Historic Park has imposed
Tulpehocken Creek (Marion - inseason only) special bait restrictions. Check
Darby Creek (0.5 mile upstream LEHIGH: (Germantown Pike
Twp R&G Club downstream Cedar Creek (Lake Muhlenburg downstream to tributary at local posters.
to vicinity of Charming Forge confluence with Little Darby
Creek downstream to Hill- outflow downstream to mouth) intersection of Forbidden
Rd.) Coplay Creek Drive and Lincoln Drive) CATCH AND RELEASE
Willow Creek dale Road) FLY-FISHING ONLY
Jordan Creek SCHUYLKILL:
Wyomissing Creek (headwaters Ithan Creek CHESTER:
Kistler Creek Bear Creek
downstream to SR 0222) Little Darby Creek French Creek 0.9 mile; from the dam
Laurel Run (South Branch Deep Creek
BUCKS: Ridley Creek (Two sections: at Camp Sleepy Hollow downstream
Saucon Creek) Little Catawissa Creek
Delaware Canal (Two Sections- 1.25 miles upstream from to Hollow Road
Leaser Lake Little Mahanoy Creek
Upper Washington Crossing Gradyville Rd. downstream DELAWARE:
Lehigh Canal (from first lock Little Schuylkill River (Two
State Park and Lower to falls in Ridley Creek State upstream of Monocacy Creek sections: from confluence with Ridley Creek 0.6 mile; from the
Washington Crossing Park and Brookhaven Rd. downstream to Monocacy Locust Creek downstream to falls in Ridley Creek State Park
State Park downstream to downstream to Chestnut Creek Crossing) confluence with Panther Creek, downstream to the mouth of
East Maple Street Bridge in Street) l Little Lehigh Creek preseason and inseason; from Dismal Run
Morrisville) West Branch Chester Creek l Monocacy Creek mouth upstream 1.1 miles to LANCASTER:
LANCASTER: Ontelaunee Creek Port Clinton, inseason only) Donegal Creek 2.21 miles;
Big Beaver Creek Swabia Creek Lizard Creek from 275 yards below SR 772
Bowery Run Switzer Creek Locust Creek downstream to T-334

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SOUTHEAST/SOUTHCENTRAL REGIONS
West Branch Octoraro Little Lehigh Creek 0.83 mile; from DELAYED HARVEST Creek 1.2 miles; from SR with the unnamed
Creek 2.0 miles; From the upstream face of Fish Hatchery ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY 4019 (Dorlans Mill Road) tributary (locally known as
30 yards downstream of Road bridge downstream to near BERKS: downstream to SR 4004 Colebrook Run) upstream
SR 0472 downstream to the Oxford Dr. Bridge Tulpehocken Creek 1.95 miles; (Dowlin Forge Road) of SR 2020 (Boot Road)
230 yards upstream of the TROPHY TROUT from the first deflector below Pickering Creek 1.5 miles; downstream to 0.25 miles
second unnamed tributary ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY Blue Marsh Dam downstream from SR 1019 (Charlestown of the Railroad Tunnel
downstream of SR 2010 NORTHAMPTON: to the SR 3008 Bridge Road) downstream to 330 yards SCHUYLKILL:
(Puseyville Road) Monocacy Creek 2.21 miles; (Rebers Road Bridge) upstream of the railroad bridge Bear Creek 1.74 miles; from a
LEHIGH: from Illicks Mill Dam upstream Tulpehocken Creek 1.84 Middle Branch White Clay cable 800 yards above T-662
Little Lehigh Creek 1.54 miles; to and including the Gertrude miles; from the SR 3008 Creek 1.67 miles; from SR downstream to the downstream
from the downstream face of Fox Conservation Area Bridge (Rebers Road Bridge) 3009 (Good Hope Road) side of the bridge on T-676
the bridge on T-508 (Wild Saucon Creek 2.1 miles; from the downstream to the T-921 downstream to the confluence Little Schuylkill River 1.7
Cherry Lane) downstream to upstream boundary of the city of (covered bridge) with the East Branch miles; from SR 0895 in New
the upstream face of the bridge Bethlehem property downstream CHESTER: West Valley Creek 1.2 Ringgold downstream to the
on T-510 (Millrace Road) to the SR 0412 bridge East Branch Brandywine miles from the confluence T-848 Bridge near Rauschs

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION REGULATED TROUT WATERS


REGIONAL OPENING Stony Creek LEBANON: Codorus Creek (Tannery Wills Creek (county line
DAY OF TROUT West Branch Rattling Creek Bachman Run Road (T-399) downstream downstream to B & O
SEASON Wiconisco Creek Conewago Creek (first to confluence with West Railroad Bridge about
STOCKED TROUT FRANKLIN: bridge upstream from Branch Codorus Creek) 1.0 mile downstream of
WATERS Buck Run (Dickeys Run) Colebrook downstream to Deer Creek Hyndman)
Carbaugh Run T-304 Eckert Road) East Branch Codorus Creek l Yellow Creek
OPENING DAY: BLAIR:
Conococheague Creek (Birch Hammer Creek Fishing Creek (trib to
APRIL 1 Run Reservoir downstream Indiantown Run Bald Eagle Creek
Susquehanna River near
ADAMS: to Boyers Mill Road Bridge Lions Lake Craley) Beaverdam Creek
Bermudian Creek (T-481)) Marquette Lake Fishing Creek (trib to Bells Gap Run
Carbaugh Run Conodoguinet Creek Mill Creek Susquehanna River near Blair Gap Run
Conewago Creek (SR 0234 (confluence with Bear Valley Quittapahilla Creek Goldsboro) Canoe Creek
Bridge downstream to SR Run downstream to SR 0997) Snitz Creek Leibs Creek Clover Creek (SR 2005 Bridge
3001) Dennis Creek Stovers Lake Muddy Creek (confluence at Henrietta downstream to
Conococheague Creek East Branch Antietam Creek Trout Run of North Branch Muddy Larke Road Bridge near Larke)
East Branch Antietam Creek Falling Spring Branch Tulpehocken Creek Frankstown Branch Juniata
Creek and South Branch
Latimore Creek Letterkenny Reservoir PERRY: River (confluence with
Muddy Creek downstream
Little Marsh Creek Pine Run near Claysburg
Little Cove Creek Bixler Run to powerline crossing 1.6
Marsh Creek (SR 3011 downstream to confluence
Rowe Run Buffalo Creek (Heritage miles downstream of SR
downstream to SR 0030) with Halter Creek near East
West Branch Antietam Creek Hills Road Bridge(T-326) 0425 in Woodbine)
Middle Creek Freedom)
West Branch downstream to SR 0849 North Branch Muddy Creek
Opossum Creek Poplar Run
Orrtanna Pond Conococheague Creek Bridge downstream of Otter Creek
(Amberson Road Bridge Walnut Grove) Sheppard-Myers Reservoir Riggles Gap Run
Toms Creek (Mount Hope South Poplar Run
Road Bridge (T-300) (SR 4005) downstream Bull Run South Branch Codorus
to US 30 Bridge at Fort Fishing Creek Vanscoyoc Run
downstream to SR 0116) Creek
Fowler Hollow Run FULTON:
Waynesboro Reservoir Loudon) South Branch Muddy Creek
Big Cove Creek
CUMBERLAND: JUNIATA: Horse Valley Run Yellow Breeches Creek
l Cowans Gap Lake
Big Spring Creek Big Run Laurel Run (Liberty Valley Run)
Blacklog Creek Little Buffalo Creek
Stocked trout Laurel Fork
Childrens Lake (Boiling Springs) waters Licking Creek (SR 0522
Doubling Gap Lake Cocolamus Creek (Mannsville Road Bridge
OPENING DAY: Bridge downstream to
Fuller Lake Delaware Creek (SR 4003) downstream to
APRIL 15 confluence with Baby Run
Green Spring Creek East Licking Creek from Mifflin mouth) at Soliam Church)
l Laurel Lake County and Juniata County Little Juniata Creek BEDFORD:
Beaver Creek Little Aughwick Creek
Middle Spring Creek line downstream McCabe Run Little Brush Creek
Mountain Creek Horning Run Montour Creek Bobs Creek
Clear Creek Little Tonoloway Creek
Opossum Lake Horse Valley Run Panther Creek (Moss Road Bridge (T-318)
Yellow Breeches Creek Laurel Run (Liberty Valley Run) Raccoon Creek Cove Creek
downstream to SR 0655
DAUPHIN: Lost Creek (SR 0035 Bridge Sherman Creek (lower Evitts Creek
Bridge)
Armstrong Creek upstream of confluence with Tuscarora State Forest Gladdens Run
North Branch Little Aughwick
Clark Creek Little Lost Creek at Oakland boundary downstream to Little Wills Creek
Creek
Mahantango Creek Mills downstream to mouth) Couchtown Road Bridge Maple Run Oregon Creek
Manada Creek Tuscarora Creek (county line (SR 3008) at Cisna Run) Raystown Branch Juniata River Sideling Hill Creek
Middletown Reservoir downstream to confluence Shultz Creek (Browns Run) (county line downstream to (confluence of Oregon
Pine Creek with Horse Valley Run in YORK: confluence with Shobers Creek and Laurel
Powell Creek East Waterford) Bald Eagle Creek Run) Fork downstream to
Rattling Creek West Branch Mahantango Beaver Creek Sherman Valley Run intersection of SR 4013
South Fork Powell Creek Creek Town Creek and SR 0913)

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SOUTHCENTRAL/SOUTHWEST REGIONS
South Branch Little Aughwick Lingle Creek the Unnamed Tributary at Letort Spring Run 1.7 miles; the confluence with the first
Creek Meadow Creek Boiling Springs downstream from 300 yards upstream of unnamed tributary entering
Spring Run Musser Run to the vicinity of Allenberry bridge on T-481 (Bonnybrook from the west just south of
Wooden Bridge Creek Strodes Run HUNTINGDON: Road) downstream to the Fostoria
HUNTINGDON: Treaster Run Spruce Creek 0.5 mile; Reading Railroad Bridge at DAUPHIN:
Blacklog Creek (from county West Licking Creek Penn State Experimental the southern edge of Letort Manada Creek 1.8 miles;
line downstream to mouth) Fisheries Area (about 0.6 Spring Park from Fogarty Road
Globe Run
Stocked trout mile above the village of DAUPHIN: downstream to Furnace
Great Trough Creek (Newburg waters OPEN TO Spruce Creek) Clark Creek 2.4 miles; PGC rifle Road (T-616)
Park Road Bridge (T-370) YEAR-ROUND FISHING MIFFLIN/UNION: range parking area on SR 325 Wiconisco Creek 0.74
downstream to 200 yards BEDFORD: Penns Creek 3.65 miles; downstream to PGC access miles from the western
downstream of dam) Koon Lake from approximately 650 road at the Iron Furnace edge of the Ned Smith
Greenwood Lake BLAIR: yards downstream of FRANKLIN: Center for Nature and
Hares Valley Creek Canoe Creek Lake Swift Run downstream to East Branch Antietam Creek Art Walking Bridge
Laurel Run CUMBERLAND: approximately 550 yards 0.88 mile; from SR 16 downstream to the power
Lake Perez Mountain Creek (from Adams downstream of Cherry Run downstream to T-365 (Welty line crossing located 1.7
North Branch Little Aughwick County line downstream to Rd.) miles upstream from the
Creek (Nine Mile Creek) the backwaters of Laurel CATCH AND RELEASE Falling Spring Branch 2.5 mouth
North Spring Branch Lake) ALL TACKLE miles; from the first private lane FRANKLIN:
Saddler Creek DAUPHIN/LEBANON: BLAIR/HUNTINGDON: located 672 feet upstream of Falling Spring Branch
Shade Creek Stony Creek (from .4-mile Little Juniata River 13.7 miles Briar Lane bridge downstream 1.02 miles; from Walker
Shaver Creek (Perez Lake upstream of Cold Spring from the railroad bridge at the to a wire fence crossing the Road downstream to Fifth
downstream to SR 305 Road downstream to State east (downstream) border of Thomas L. Geisel property Avenue
bridge at Bethel Church) Game Lands #211 gate) Ironville downstream to mouth YORK: FULTON:
Standing Stone Creek (Penn LEBANON: CATCH AND RELEASE Muddy Creek 1.6 miles; from Big Cove Creek 0.93
Lakeside Quarry mile; from 200 yards
Roosevelt Dam downstream
PERRY:
FLY-FISHING ONLY 300 yards downstream of
to powerline crossing 400 ADAMS: Bruce Road Bridge (T-628) downstream of the SR
yards downstream of SR Little Buffalo Lake (Holman in Bruce downstream to 300 0928 bridge downstream
Conewago Creek 1.1 miles;
0026 Blacks Bridge) Lake) yards upstream of Bridgeton to the lower Buchanan
from 0.1 mile downstream of
Three Springs Creek YORK: Road (SR 2032) Bridge in State Forest boundary
T-340 (Russel Tavern Rd.)
Tuscarora Creek South Branch Codorus Bridgeton JUNIATA/MIFFLIN:
downstream to SR 34
West Licking Creek Creek (from SR 0616 in East Licking Creek 4.0 miles;
BEDFORD: TROPHY TROUT
Whipple Lake Centerville downstream from the Texas Eastern gas
Yellow Creek 0.9 mile from ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY
MIFFLIN: to T-527) pipeline crossing downstream
mouth of Maple Run (Jacks YORK:
East Licking Creek CATCH AND RELEASE Run) upstream to cable near to the upstream boundary
Codorus Creek 2.0 miles; from of the Karl B. Guss State
Havice Creek ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY Red Bank Hill the confluence of the West
Honey Creek (from the lower CUMBERLAND: CUMBERLAND: Forest Picnic Area
boundary of the Delayed Branch downstream to a point LEBANON:
Yellow Breeches Creek Big Spring Creek 1.52 that is .4 mile downstream
Harvest Area downstream 1.17 miles; 0.17 miles of miles; from 100 feet below Quittapahilla Creek 1.1
to SR 1002 Bridge 0.5 mile from SR 3082 (Porters Road) miles; from Spruce
the Unnamed Tributary to the source (Big Spring)
downstream of confluence Yellow Breeches Creek (from downstream to the Nealy DELAYED HARVEST Street Bridge on T-398
with Treaster Run) the outfall of Childrens Lake Road Bridge ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY downstream to the SR 0934
l Kishacoquillas Creek to the confluence with Yellow Green Spring Creek 1.2 mile; BLAIR: Bridge
(Bunker Road Bridge (T- Breeches Creek at Boiling from mouth upstream to near Little Juniata River 0.7 MIFFLIN:
340) downstream to railroad Springs) and 1.0 mile of confluence with Bulls Head miles; from the first bridge Honey Creek 1.75 miles; from
Bridge at Yeagertown and Mill Yellow Breeches Creek Branch on SR 0220 just northeast the upper Bald Eagle St.
Street Bridge downstream from the confluence with of Bellwood downstream to Forest boundary downstream
to mouth) 1.75 miles
SOUTHWEST REGION REGULATED TROUT WATERS
Stocked trout Turtle Creek Redbank Creek (county line to South Branch Brady Run Howells Run
waters West Deer Lake (Upper Deer confluence with Little Sandy Traverse Creek Killbuck Run
OPENING DAY: Lake) Creek) CAMBRIA: l Lake Rowena
APRIL 15 ARMSTRONG: Scrubgrass Creek Beaverdam Run Laurel Lick Run
ALLEGHENY: Buffalo Creek South Fork Pine Creek Bens Creek Laurel Run (trib to
Big Sewickley Creek Cherry Run BEAVER: Chest Creek Conemaugh River)
Bull Creek Cornplanter Run Big Sewickley Creek Clearfield Creek (confluence Laurel Run (trib to South Fork
Deer Creek Cowanshannock Creek Brush Creek Park Pond with Beaverdam Run Little Conemaugh River)
Flaugherty Run Glade Run Mill Creek downstream to 330 yards Little Killbuck Run
Long Run Huling Run North Fork Big Sewickley Creek downstream of T-510 Little Paint Creek
Lower Deer Lake Little Sandy Creek North Fork Little Beaver Creek Bridge at Condron) Noels Creek
Middle Deer Lake North Fork Pine Creek (county line downstream to l Duman Lake North Branch Blacklick
Montour Run Patterson Creek 100 meters downstream of Elton Sportsmens Dam Creek
Pine Creek Plum Creek SR 551 Bridge) Hinckston Run

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SOUTHWEST/NORTHWEST REGIONS
North Branch Little Breastwork Run Indian Creek Twin Lakes Number Two ARMSTRONG/BUTLER:
Conemaugh River Brush Creek Indian Lake Reservoir (Upper Twin Lake) Buffalo Creek 3.7 miles; from
Stewart Run Casselman River (from MD - Jacobs Creek Little Buffalo Run downstream
FAYETTE: PA state line downstream to Linn Run
CATCH AND RELEASE
to 0.6 mile above SR 4035 in
Back Creek Moser Road (T-353) Bridge) Loyalhanna Creek FLY-FISHING ONLY Craigsville
Big Sandy Creek Clear Shade Creek l Mammoth Lake
FAYETTE:
CAMBRIA:
Chaney Run Cub Run Mill Creek Dunbar Creek 4.22 miles;
Chest Creek 1.8 miles; from
Dunbar Creek Elk Lick Creek Sewickley Creek from the confluence of Glade
the northern Patton borough
Dunlap Creek Flaugherty Creek Shannon Run Run downstream to the stone
line downstream to the SR
Georges Creek Gladdens Run Tubmill Creek quarry along SR 1055
4022 bridge at Thomas Mills
Indian Creek Glade Run Turtle Creek INDIANA:
FAYETTE:
Meadow Run Jones Mill Run Little Mahoning Creek 3.6
Stocked trout Meadow Run2.2 miles; from the
Mill Run (tributary to Indian Kimberly Run miles; from Oberlin Road
SR 2011 bridge (Dinner Bell
Creek) Kooser Lake waters OPEN TO Bridge abutments upstream
Road) adjacent to the Ohiopyle
Mountain Creek Kooser Run YEAR-ROUND of SR 1041 Bridge upstream
St. Park office downstream
l Virgin Run Lake Laurel Hill Creek FISHING to Cesna Run
to mouth
GREENE: Little Piney Creek ALLEGHENY: SOMERSET:
SOMERSET:
Browns Creek (Bates Fork McClintock Run North Park Lake Clear Shade Creek 1 mile;
Laurel Hill Creek 2.33 miles;
Sycamore downstream Middle Creek ARMSTRONG: from the cable at Windber
from 200 yards downstream of
to mouth) Miller Run Mahoning Creek (Mahoning Water Dam upstream
the T-364 (Countryman Bridge)
Dunkard Fork Piney Creek Creek Dam outflow ALL TACKLE downstream to the T-364 Bridge
Piney Run downstream to the
Enlow Fork
Raystown Branch Juniata River
TROPHY TROUT upstream of Laurel Hill Lake
Lake Wilma confluence of Pine Run) Laurel Hill Creek 1.26 miles; from
Shafer Run BEAVER:
PROJECTS
North Fork Dunkard Fork FAYETTE/SOMERSET: the footbridge on State Game
South Fork Dunkard Fork Shaffers Run Bradys Run Lake Lands #111 Road in Humbert
South Fork Bens Creek Youghiogheny River 9.16
Whiteley Creek (headwaters Main Lake (Raccoon Lake) downstream to Paddytown
Stonycreek River (from miles; from the confluence
downstream to SR 0088) FAYETTE: Hollow Run
Yonai Road (T-515) Bridge with Ramcat Run downstream
INDIANA: Dunlap Creek Lake WASHINGTON:
downstream to railroad to the Route 381 bridge at
Blacklegs Creek FAYETTE/SOMERSET: Dutch Fork 1.59 miles; from
retaining wall 0.25 mile Ohiopyle
Brush Creek Youghiogheny River (from the first bridge (SR 0070)
downstream of Covered the lake downstream to DELAYED HARVEST
Canoe Creek upstream of the Columbia
Bridge Road (T-565) the confluence of the ARTIFICIAL LURES
Cush Creek Gas Compressor Station
Tub Mill Run Casselman River) ONLY
Cush Cushion Creek Whites Creek downstream to the Dutch
Laurel Run INDIANA: ALLEGHENY: Fork Lake backwaters at
Wills Creek Cummings Reservoir (Blue
Little Mahoning Creek Deer Creek 1.9 miles; from T-487 bridge just off SR
WASHINGTON: Spruce Lake)
(intersection of T-836 and the SR 0910 Bridge at T-678 3001 (Lake Road)
Aunt Clara Fork SOMERSET:
SR 1037 at Antioch Church Dutch Fork intersection downstream to Pike Run 1.1 miles; from
to 700 meters downstream Blue Hole Creek (from the lower boundary of Rose the confluence with
Dutch Fork Lake confluence with Garys Run
West Mahoning and North Enlow Fork Ridge Golf Course the unnamed tributary
Mahoning Township Line) downstream to mouth) Pine Creek 1.4 miles; from the upstream of the SR 2079
Kings Creek Fall Creek (from confluence
Little Yellow Creek Little Chartiers Creek abandoned railroad bridge bridge downstream to
Mudlick Run with Ansell Run downstream near the T-575 and Duncan the powerline crossing
Millers Run
South Branch Two Lick Creek to mouth) Ave. intersection downstream downstream of the SR 2036
Mingo Creek
Toms Run Laurel Hill Lake to 150 yards downstream of bridge
Pike Run
Yellow Creek WASHINGTON: the SR 4019 bridge WESTMORELAND:
Templeton Fork
SOMERSET: Canonsburg Lake Bull Creek 1.0 mile; from Indian Creek 1.6 miles; from
Tenmile Creek (from SR 0018
Allen Creek downstream to SR 0019) WESTMORELAND: the first bridge on T-721 the T-916 bridge downstream
Beaverdam Creek WESTMORELAND: Keystone Lake (above the T-721 and T-719 to the SR 0381 bridge.
Beaverdam Run Fourmile Run Northmoreland Lake intersection) downstream Loyalhanna Creek 1.67
Bens Creek Hannas Run Twin Lakes Number One to the T-721 bridge in miles; from SR 711 downstream
Hendricks Creek Reservoir (Lower Twin Lake) Millerstown to SR 2045
NORTHWEST REGION REGULATED TROUT WATERS
Stocked trout l Glade Run Lake Canoe Creek Toms Run Fivemile Creek
waters l Harbar Acres Lake Cathers Run Turkey Run Little Sugar Creek
OPENING DAY: Little Buffalo Run Coon Creek CRAWFORD: McLaughlin Creek (T-890
Little Connoquenessing East Sandy Creek Caldwell Creek Bridge downstream to mouth)
APRIL 15 Creek Conneaut Creek Muddy Creek (T-794
Leatherwood Creek
BUTLER: North Branch Slippery Rock Mill Creek (Dicksonburg Road (SR downstream to SR 1033)
Bear Creek Creek Piney Creek 4004) downstream to North Deer Creek
Bonnie Brook Silver Creek Redbank Creek (county line Missing Bridge (Pennside Oil Creek (confluence with
Buffalo Creek Slippery Rock Creek to confluence with Little Road)) Mosey Run near Lincolnville
Connoquenessing Creek Thorn Creek Sandy Creek) East Branch Oil Creek (Clear downstream to county line)
Cornplanter Run (county line CLARION: Richey Run Lake outflow downstream Pine Creek
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Sugar Creek (Center Road West Branch Little Sandy Creek Twomile Run WARREN:
(T-549) downstream to Millstone Creek Little Scrubgrass Creek West Branch Caldwell Creek Caldwell Creek 1.49 miles;
county line) West Hickory Creek Little Sugar Creek West Branch Tionesta Creek from Selkirk highway bridge
Thompson Creek (SR 2031 LAWRENCE: Lower Twomile Run West Hickory Creek downstream to approximately
downstream to mouth) l Bessemer Lake Mill Creek 0.5 miles upstream of the
Woodcock Creek Big Run Oil Creek (county line Stocked trout Dotyville Bridge
ERIE: Deer Creek downstream to SR 0008 waters OPEN TO
Cascade Creek Hickory Run Bridge at Rynd Farm) YEAR-ROUND DELAYED HARVEST
Conneauttee Creek Honey Creek Pine Run FISHING ARTIFICIAL LURES
FOREST:
Crooked Creek Little Neshannock Pithole Creek
Tionesta Creek (from Tionesta
ONLY
l East Basin Pond (Waterworks Creek Prather Creek CLARION:
Neshannock Creek Richey Run Dam outflow downstream)
Ponds, Presque Isle State Piney Creek 1.2 miles; SR
North Fork Little Sandy Creek (county line LAWRENCE:
Park) 2016 bridge downstream
Beaver Creek downstream to SR 3013 Cascade Quarry
Elk Creek to 0.2 mile upstream of
Slippery Rock Creek (old Route 8) Bridge in MERCER:
French Creek( from the state line the SR 0066 bridge
(county line Pecan) Shenango River (outlet
downstream to the confluence FOREST:
downstream to Sugar Creek of Shenango Dam
with West Branch French East Hickory Creek 1.7
Heinz Camp lower Twomile Run (Upper downstream to Buckeye
Creek) miles; from the Queen
property line) Twomile Run) Drive Bridge (SR 3025))
l Lake Pleasant Creek Bridge downstream
Taylor Run West Pithole Creek VENANGO:
South Branch French Creek to the Otter Creek Bridge
MERCER: WARREN: Two Mile Run Reservoir
Twentymile Creek LAWRENCE:
Buhl Lake Akeley Run (Justus Lake)
l Upper Gravel Pit Neshannock Creek 2.67
Cool Spring Creek Blue Eye Run
l West Basin Pond
Brokenstraw Creek
CATCH AND RELEASE miles; from the base of the Mill
(Waterworks Ponds, Little Neshannock Creek ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY Dam in Volant downstream to
Presque Isle State Park) Little Shenango River Browns Run
WARREN: the covered bridge on T-476
Mill Creek (trib to Cool Caldwell Creek
FOREST: West Branch Caldwell Creek MERCER:
Spring Creek) East Branch Spring Creek
Beaver Run 2.75 miles; West Branch Bridge Cool Spring Creek 1.18
Neshannock Creek East Branch Tionesta Creek
Bluejay Creek upstream to Three Bridge Run miles; from SR 2014
(SR 0058 at Mercer East Hickory Creek
Coon Creek bridge upstream to the
downstream to county Farnsworth Branch CATCH AND RELEASE
East Hickory Creek Fourmile Run abandoned railroad grade
Little Hickory Run line) FLY-FISHING ONLY VENANGO:
North Deer Creek Hemlock Run LAWRENCE:
Maple Creek Jackson Run Oil Creek 1.55 miles;
Pine Run Slippery Rock Creek 0.5 mile;
Queen Creek Little Brokenstraw Creek from bridge at Petroleum
Sandy Creek (SR 173 Bridge from Heinz Camp property
Ross Run Perry Magee Run Center downstream
downstream to county line) downstream to 0.25 mile
Salmon Creek Pine Creek to railroad bridge at
West Branch Little Neshannock below SR 2022 Bridge
South Branch Creek Queen Creek Columbia Farm
Tionesta Creek VENANGO: Oil Creek 1.0 mile; from
Wolf Creek Sixmile Run Little Sandy Creek 1.3
Spring Creek VENANGO: South Branch Tionesta Creek the two green posts near
The Branch miles; from the old bridge the Drake Well Museum
East Branch Sugar Creek Spring Creek at Polk Center Pump House
Tionesta Creek (county line East Sandy Creek Thompson Run downstream to Oil Creek
downstream to Kelletville downstream to the bridge on State Park hiking trail
Hemlock Creek Tidioute Creek Savannah Road (SR 3024)
Bridge) Horse Creek Tionesta Creek bridge
Toms Run
NORTHCENTRAL REGION REGULATED TROUT WATERS
REGIONAL OPENING CAMERON: l Bald Eagle Creek (from the confluence with Elk Creek) East Branch Mahoning Creek
DAY OF TROUT SEASON Brooks Run confluence with Spring Creek- Pine Creek (Stony Run Road (confluence with Beech Run
Stocked trout Clear Creek downstream to the inlet of Bridge downstream to first downstream to county line)
waters Driftwood Branch Sayers Lake near the Boggs- bridge on Pine Creek Road) Gazzam Run
OPENING DAY: Sinnemahoning Creek Howard Township line) Poe Lake Gifford Run
APRIL 1 East Branch Cowley Run Big Poe Creek Seven Mountains Boy Scout Goss Run Dam
These waters flow beyond the East Branch Hicks Run Black Moshannon Creek Pond Janesville Dam
counties designated as part of Cold Stream (from outflow Sinking Creek Juniata Lake (Tannery Dam)
the Regional Opening Day of First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek
Trout and are included as part Hicks Run of Cold Stream Dam up- Sixmile Run Laborde Branch
of this trout program. Mix Run stream 1.0 mile to the South Fork Beech Creek Laurel Run (tributary
NORTHUMBERLAND: North Creek power line crossing) Wallace Run to Bennett Branch
Mahantango Creek Sinnemahoning Portage Creek Cold Stream Dam White Deer Creek Sinnemahoning Creek)
SNYDER Upper Jerry Run Eddy Lick Run Wolf Run Laurel Run (tributary to East
West Branch Mahantango West Branch Cowley Run Little Fishing Creek (SR 0064 CLEARFIELD: Branch Mahoning Creek)
Creek West Branch Hicks Run Bridge near Hublersburg Anderson Creek Little Clearfield Creek
Stocked trout Wykoff Run downstream to county line) Beaver Run Little Muddy Run
waters CENTRE: Marsh Creek Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Medix Run
OPENING DAY: Bald Eagle Creek (T-305 near Mountain Branch Creek Moose Creek
APRIL 15 Port Matilda downstream to the l Penns Creek (SR 0045 Bridge Chest Creek North Witmer Run
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South Witmer Run East Branch Hamlin Lake Middle Creek (headwaters LYCOMING:
West Branch Susquehanna Mahoning Creek Havens Run downstream to 0.5 mile Little Pine Lake
River (confluence with Fivemile Run Kinzua Creek downstream of SR 0522 Pine Creek (from confluence with
Anderson Creek to SR 2024 (trib to Sandy Lick Creek) Marvin Creek Bridge at Middleburg) Bonnell Run at DCNR Clark
crossing at Porters Bridge) Laurel Run (trib to East Branch North Branch Sugar Run North Branch Mahantango FarmAccessArea downstream
Wilson Run Mahoning Creek) Potato Creek (confluence of Creek to the confluence with Little
Wolf Run (county line to mouth) Little Sandy Creek East Branch Potato Creek North Branch Middle Creek Pine Creek)
CLINTON: Little Toby Creek and Havens Run downstream South Branch Middle Creek LYCOMING/TIOGA:
Baker Run Pine Creek (from SR 0414 bridge
Mill Creek (trib to Clarion River) to confluence with Marvin Swift Run
Cooks Run in Blackwell downstream to
Mill Creek (trib to Sandy Lick Creek) TIOGA: the confluence with Slate Run)
l Fishing Creek (confluence Creek) Red Mill Brook Asaph Run, MCKEAN:
with Cedar Run downstream North Fork Redbank Creek Sartwell Creek (county line Corey Creek l Meade Run
to mouth) Pekin Run to mouth) Cowanesque River (county line TIOGA:
Hyner Run Rattlesnake Creek Sevenmile Run downstream to confluence Beechwood Lake
Kettle Creek (county line Rattlesnake Run Skinner Creek with Troupes Creek) Hamilton Lake
downstream to Owl Hollow) Redbank Creek South Branch Kinzua Creek East Branch Stony Fork
Left Branch Young Womans Sandy Lick Creek Sugar Run Long Run (trib to Pine Creek)
Creek
CATCH AND RELEASE
Walburn Run Twomile Run Marsh Creek (SR 3024 ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY
Little Fishing Creek Wolf Run West Branch Clarion River downstream to mouth)
Right Branch Hyner Run CAMERON:
LYCOMING: West Branch Potato Creek Mill Creek Hunts Run 4.7 miles; from
Young Womans Creek Hoagland Run Willow Creek Pine Creek
ELK: confluence with McNuff
Larrys Creek (water company MONTOUR: Seeley Creek Branch downstream to the
Bear Creek filtration plant downstream Mahoning Creek (from SR Stony Fork
Belmouth Run mouth
to 1 mile downstream of 0054 to the mouth) Tioga River (county line CLINTON:
Bennett Branch confluence with First Fork Mauses Creek downstream to confluence
Sinnemahoning Creek Fishing Creek 2.0 miles;
Larrys Creek) Roaring Creek with Fall Brook) from State Game Lands
Big Mill Creek Little Bear Creek NORTHUMBERLAND: UNION: #295 boundary (located 300
Boggy Run Little Muncy Creek (SR 0118 Little Shamokin Creek Buffalo Creek (T-366 Bridge yards downstream of the
Byrnes Run
Bridge downstream to Schwaben Creek downstream to confluence upstream SR 2002 bridge)
Crooked Creek
confluence with Big Run) South Branch Roaring Creek with Rapid Run) downstream to a point 1.3
East Branch Clarion River
Little Pine Creek Zerbe Run Rod & Gun Club Halfway Lake miles upstream of the lower
East Branch Hicks Run
Loyalsock Creek (county Pond Laurel Run SR 2002 bridge
East Branch Millstone Creek
East Branch Spring Creek line downstream to SR POTTER: North Branch Buffalo Creek Rauchtown Creek 1.12
Elk Creek 0973) Allegheny River Penns Creek (0.3 mile miles; from the confluence
Hicks Run Lycoming Creek (confluence Bailey Run downstream of confluence of Rockey Run and Krape
Hoffman Run with Roaring Branch Bell Run with Cherry Run Run downstream to the SR
Laurel Run Reservoir downstream to confluence Big Moores Run downstream to SR 0235 0880 crossing upstream of
Little Toby Creek with Hoagland Run) Cowanesque River Bridge in Glen Iron) the Ravensburg St. Park
Maxwell Run Mill Creek (Warrensville) (0.5 East Branch Cowley Run Rapid Run (from outflow of Picnic Area.
Mead Run mile upstream of T-846 East Branch Fishing Creek Halfway Lake to mouth) Young Womans Creek 5.7
Medix Run Bridge downstream to SR East Fork Sinnemahoning Creek Spring Creek miles; from the Beechwood
Millstone Creek 2039 Bridge downstream of Elevenmile Creek Spruce Run Trail downstream to a point
Mix Run Warrensville) First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek White Deer Creek (from Cooper .7 mile upstream of the
Powers Run Muncy Creek (county line Fishing Creek Mill bridge to mouth) confluence with the Left
Ridgway Reservoir downstream to confluence Freeman Run Stocked trout Branch Young Womans Creek
Rocky Run with Little Muncy Creek) Genesee River waters OPEN TO LYCOMING:
Spring Creek Pleasant Stream Kettle Creek YEAR-ROUND Grays Run 2.2 miles; from
Twin Lakes Rock Run (trib to Lycoming Little Kettle Creek FISHING the Grays Run Hunting Club
West Branch Clarion River Creek) Lyman Run CAMERON: property line downstream to
West Branch Hicks Run Spring Creek l Lyman Run Reservoir George B. Stevenson Reservoir the concrete bridge on T-842
West Branch Millstone Creek Upper Pine Bottom Run Middle Branch Genesee River West Creek (Grays Run Road) at the old
Wilson Run White Deer Hole Creek Oswayo Creek (confluence CLEARFIELD: CCC camp
Wolf Run MCKEAN: with Clara Creek West Branch Susquehanna MIFFLIN/UNION:
JEFFERSON: Allegheny River (county line downstream to Sharon River (SR 1001 Bridge near Penns Creek 3.65 miles; from
Big Run (trib to Little Sandy downstream to confluence Center Bridge (T-372)) Hyde to first Railroad Bridge approximately 650 yards
Creek) with Allegheny Portage Pine Creek downstream of the confluence downstream of Swift Run
Big Run (trib to Mahoning Creek) Sartwell Creek with Moose Creek) downstream to approximately
Creek) Bell Run South Branch Oswayo Creek CLINTON: 550 yards downstream of
Callen Run l Bradford City Number Three South Woods Branch Kettle Creek Lake Cherry Run
Canoe Creek Reservoir West Branch Cowley Run ELK: POTTER:
Cathers Run Brewer Run West Branch Genesee River Straight Creek Cross Fork 5.02 miles;
Clear Creek Chappel Fork West Branch Pine Creek West Creek (SR 1008 at from Bear Trap Lodge
Clear Run Combs Creek SNYDER: Rathbun downstream downstream to the Weed
l Cloe Lake East Branch Tionesta Creek Kern Run to SR 3001 at Howard property
Siding)
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UNION: McKEAN: LYCOMING: DELAYED HARVEST Lycoming Creek 1.3 miles;
Cherry Run 2.7 miles; from the Marvin Creek 0.9 miles; Pine Creek 2.88 miles; ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY from the SR 0015 bridge
mouth upstream a distance from the vicinity of the high from the confluence with CENTRE: (Old Route 15) near Haleeka
of 2.7 miles voltage line 3 miles south Slate Run downstream Black Moshannon Creek upstream 1.3 miles to the first
of Smethport downstream to the confluence with 1.3 miles; from Dry overhead utility line crossing
CATCH AND RELEASE for a distance of 0.9 miles Bonnell Run at DCNR upstream of Powys Curve
Hollow downstream to 0.3
FLY-FISHING ONLY POTTER: Clark Farm Access Area Muncy Creek 1.1 miles;
mile downstream of the
CAMERON: Kettle Creek 1.7 miles; POTTER/TIOGA: from R. Sullivan property
Huckleberry Road bridge
Driftwood Branch from a sign located 500 l Upper Kettle Creek basin
600 yards upstream of
CLEARFIELD:
Sinnemahoning Creek feet downstream of the SR 28.3 miles; Kettle Creek from T-650 bridge downstream
Little Clearfield Creek 1.1
1.55 miles; from the 0144 bridge to a sign located the headwaters downstream to vicinity of confluence of
miles; from 0.4 miles
Shippen Township Building 1.7 miles upstream of the to the confluence with Long Big Run at Tivoli
downstream of the T-584
downstream to 330 yards lower boundary Run and all tributaries McKEAN:
Bridge downstream to 0.2
upstream of the SR 0120 TIOGA: including Long Run Kinzua Creek 2.29 miles;
miles upstream of the SR
Bridge near Emporium Francis Branch Tributary to Slate upstream to the headwaters. From SR 219 at Tallyho
2023 (Turkey Hill) Bridge
CENTRE: Run 1.7 miles; from mouth downstream to Camp Run
Spring Creek (Fishermans TROPHY TROUT Sandy Lick Creek 1.71 miles;
West Branch Tunungwant Creek
upstream to Kramer Hollow ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY from the mouth of Laborde
Paradise) 1.3 miles; from UNION: 1.2 miles; from T-499 bridge
CENTRE: Branch downstream to the downstream to pipeline cross-
a point adjacent to the White Deer Creek 3.16 miles; Lick Run 2.5 miles; from the SR 219 bridge ing near confluence of Gates
Stackhouse School Pistol from Cooper Mill Road headwaters to the mouth ELK: Hollow
Range downstream to the upstream to Union/Centre CLINTON: Big Mill Creek 1.5 miles; from POTTER:
lower Bellefonte Hatchery County line Fishing Creek 1.18 miles; the confluence of Rocky Allegheny River 2.7 miles;
grounds
CATCH AND RELEASE from the private lane bridge Run downstream to 0.3 mile from Pond Road 0.3 mile
ELK:
ALL TACKLE at the Tylersville State Fish downstream of the Allegheny downstream of Colesburg
West Branch Clarion River 0.68
CENTRE: Hatchery downstream to the National Forest, Forest Road, downstream to ford 0.3 mile
mile; from intersection of SR
Spring Creek 16.22 miles; State Game Lands #295 135 Bridge downstream of Prosser Hol-
219 and SR 4003 upstream to low Bridge
from the Boalsburg Road boundary (located 300 yards East Branch Clarion River
the former Texas Gulf Sulphur First Fork Sinnemahoning
Bridge (SR 3010) at Oak downstream of the upstream 1.15 miles; from 110 yards
property line 0.6 miles upstream Creek 1.67 miles; from
Hall upstream of Hanson SR 2002 bridge) and 2.1 downstream of the outflow
of SR 4003 bridge mouth of Bailey Run down-
Quarry (formerly HRI/ miles; from a point 1.3 miles from East Branch Clarion
JEFFERSON: stream to a bend above Berge
Neidig Bros. Quarry) upstream of the lower SR River Lake downstream to
North Fork Redbank Creek Run Bridge
downstream to the mouth 2002 bridge downstream to the State Gameland boundary
1.9 miles; from SR 322 in SNYDER:
with the exception of Flemings Bridge (SR 2004) 1.15 miles downstream of Middle Creek 1.2 miles;
Brookville upstream 1.9 miles,
special regulations area at the Lamar Fish Hatchery the upstream limit from the bridge on SR
except a 110-yard section
at Fishermans Paradise LYCOMING/TIOGA: LYCOMING: 4007 (Pine Swamp
from the Brookville Water
and the Exhibition Area in Cedar Run 7.44 miles; Little Pine Creek 1.1 miles; from Road) to the downstream
Authority Dam downstream
Bellefonte from the confluence with the confluence of Otter Run boundary of State Game
to the wire across the creek
ELK: Buck Run downstream to downstream to the confluence Lands #188
LYCOMING/TIOGA:
Clarion River 8.48 miles; the mouth of Schoolhouse Hollow TIOGA:
Slate Run 7.13 miles;
from the confluence of the McKEAN: Loyalsock Creek 1.49 miles; Pine Creek 1.06 mile; from
from the confluence of Darling Run to a point 150
East and West branches East Branch Tunungwant from the Lycoming - Sullivan
the Cushman and Francis meters downstream of the
downstream to the Main Creek 3.0 miles; from the County line downstream to
branches downstream to confluence with Owassee
St. Bridge (SR 948) in confluence with Pigeon Run Sandy Bottom
the mouth Slide Hollow
Ridgway downstream to the Main
Street Bridge in Lewis Run
NORTHEAST REGION REGULATED TROUT WATERS
REGIONAL OPENING Stocked trout Sugar Creek (confluence with Hickory Run Lake Briar Creek
DAY OF TROUT SEASON waters South Branch Sugar Creek Lehigh Canal (Long Run Level Fishing Creek (SR 4049
Stocked trout OPENING DAY: downstream to SR 0006 in near Weissport) downstream to Light Street)
waters APRIL 15 East Troy) Mauch Chunk Creek (outlet Huntington Creek (Forks Farm
OPENING DAY: BRADFORD: Sunfish Pond Mauch Chunk Lake downstream to Twin Bridges
APRIL 1 Gaylord Creek Towanda Creek (South Ave., downstream to Mauch Park)
*These Northeast Region Little Schrader Creek T-998 downstream to SR Chunk Reservoir) Little Fishing Creek (Talmar
waters flow beyond the (confluence with Marsh 3001 Bridge) Nesquehoning Creek Road (SR 4032) downstream
counties designated as part Creek downstream to mouth) Tuscarora Creek l Pohopoco Creek (outlet of to Eyers Grove Road (SR
of the Regional Opening Day of North Branch Sugar Wysox Creek Beltzville Lake downstream 4021))
Trout Season and are included Creek (Alparon Park CARBON: to Hideaway Hunting and Mugser Run
as part of this trout program. Fairgrounds downstream Aquashicola Creek Fishing Club cable across Pine Creek
CARBON: to mouth) Buckwha Creek the creek) Roaring Creek
Lizard Creek Schrader Creek Drakes Creek Sand Spring Run Scotch Run
Mahoning Creek Seeley Creek Hickory Run (outlet of Hickory COLUMBIA: South Branch Roaring Creek
South Branch Towanda Creek Run Lake downstream to Beaver Run (Moyers Farm West Branch Briar Creek
South Creek Saylorsville Dam) downstream to mouth) West Creek

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of this Stocked Trout Water isSummary of Trout
also a Class A Wild Fishing Regulations
Stream-see and
chart on page 20 Laws
for listing.
NORTHEAST REGION TROUT WATERS
LACKAWANNA: Little Mud Pond Jones Creek WAYNE: DELAYED HARVEST
Aylesworth Creek Lake Lower Lake (Lower Promised Lackawanna River Duck Harbor Pond ARTIFICIAL LURES
Desandis Pond Land Lake, including outlet Lackawaxen River Upper Woods Pond ONLY
Eston Wilson Lake from Upper Lake) Long Pond WYOMING: BRADFORD:
Gardner Creek Masthope Creek (Upper SGL Rose Pond Branch l Lake Winola Towanda Creek 1.7 miles;
Lackawanna River (from #316 boundary downstream Shehawken Creek Mehoopany Creek (from from SR 3001 downstream
Old Stillwater Reservoir to lower SGL #316 boundary) Van Auken Creek confluence with Kasson Brook to Cons Road (T-350)
downstream to Simpson) Middle Branch Bush Kill West Branch Dyberry Creek downstream to confluence of CARBON:
Lehigh River Saw Creek (Bushkill Falls Road West Branch Lackawaxen River North Fork Mehoopany Creek) Mud Run 2.5 miles; in Hickory
Merli-Sarnoski (SR 2003) downstream to (from outflow of Prompton Run State Park
Dam to backwaters of CATCH AND RELEASE
Park Lake State Forest boundary LACKAWANNA/WYOMING:
Roaring Brook Seelyville Dam) ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY
downstream of Whitaker CARBON: South Branch Tunkhannock
South Branch Road (T-324)) West Branch Wallenpaupack Creek .99 mile; from SR
Creek Hickory Run 3.12 miles; from
Tunkhannock Creek Shohola Creek (SR 0739 6 downstream through
WYOMING: the outlet of Saylorsville Dam
West Branch Wallenpaupack downstream to the SGL Keystone College campus
Bowman Creek downstream to the mouth
Creek #180 ford crossing) LUZERNE:
Horton Creek LACKAWANNA:
LUZERNE: Shohola Creek (from the Harveys Creek 1.7 miles;
Leonard Creek Roaring Brook 3.84 miles;
Big Wapwallopen Creek outlet of Shohola Lake from Jackson Road (T-812)
Martins Creek from Hollisterville Dam
(powerline crossing downstream to lower downstream to Pavlick Road
upstream of Nuangola Mehoopany Creek downstream to Elmhurst
boundary of SGL #180) Reservoir (T-497)
Road (SR 2042) SULLIVAN: Meshoppen Creek
PIKE: Nescopeck Creek 2.24 miles;
downstream to county Elk Creek North Branch Mehoopany Creek
Toms Creek 2.17 miles; from from the upstream boundary
road) Hoagland Branch (confluence Oxbow Lake
the Delaware Water Gap of State Game Lands #187
Harveys Creek with Porter Creek Riley Creek
South Branch Tunkhannock National Recreation Area downstream to a cable across
Kitchen Creek (Shady Hill downstream to mouth) the stream
Road (T-559) downstream Creek boundary downstream to
Kings Creek (intersection of the mouth MONROE:
to mouth) Tuscarora Creek
Tall Maple Road (T-395) McMichael Creek 1.66
Lake Frances West Branch Meshoppen CATCH AND RELEASE
and SR 4008 downstream miles; from a point .71 mile
Nescopeck Creek Creek (White Creek) FLY-FISHING ONLY
to mouth) downstream of the bridge
Pine Creek Little Loyalsock Creek (SR Stocked trout MONROE: on Turkey Hill Road (T-416)
Wright Creek 0087 Bridge south of Dushore waters OPEN TO Bush Kill 6.1 miles; on the downstream to Glen Brook
MONROE: downstream to the confluence YEAR-ROUND Resica Falls Scout Reservation Road SR 2004 Bridge
Brodhead Creek (Cherry with Big Bottom Run) FISHING property except 200 yards on Tobyhanna Creek 1 mile;
Lane Bridge (SR 1002) Loyalsock Creek BRADFORD: each side of the falls from the confluence of Still
downstream to SR 0080 Mill Creek (Hillsgrove) Mountain Lake WAYNE: Swamp Run, downstream
Bridge east of Exit 309) Muncy Creek Sugar Run Dyberry Creek 0.87 mile; from to the PPL service bridge
Buckwha Creek North Branch Mehoopany Creek CARBON/LUZERNE: 300m (.19 mile) downstream PIKE:
Bush Kill Schrader Creek l Francis E. Walter Reservoir from the third bridge on Dug Dingmans Creek 1.56 miles;
Lake Creek West Branch Fishing Creek (Bear Creek Reservoir) Rd. (SR 4009) upstream of from the base of Deer
Lehigh River SUSQUEHANNA: Lehigh River (Carbon/Luzerne the mouth, downstream to Leap Falls downstream to
McMichael Creek Canawacta Creek county line from outlet of the second bridge on Dug Dingmans Falls
Pocono Creek East Branch Tunkhannock F. E. Walter Reservoir Rd. (SR 4009) upstream SUSQUEHANNA:
Princess Run Creek downstream to confluence from the mouth Salt Lick Creek 1.45 miles;
Snow Hill Dam East Branch Wyalusing Creek with Sandy Run) WYOMING: from 90 yards downstream
Tobyhanna Creek Fall Brook COLUMBIA: Bowman Creek 0.8 mile; from Beaver Creek
Tobyhanna Lake Gaylord Creek Briar Creek Lake from SR 0292 downstream downstream to boundary
PIKE: Horton Creek LACKAWANNA: to Marsh Creek of State Game Lands #35
Bush Kill Lackawanna River Lackawanna Lake
WAYNE:
Decker Brook (SR 0006 Bridge Martins Creek LUZERNE: TROPHY TROUT
downstream to lower SGL West Branch Wallenpaupack
Meshoppen Creek Frances Slocum Lake ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY
#183 boundary) Creek 1.74 miles; from
l Harveys Lake (see LACKAWANNA:
North Branch Wyalusing Creek 0.6 miles downstream
Fairview Lake miscellaneous special Lackawanna River 4.9miles;
Riley Creek from the Jones Creek
Lackawaxen River (county regulations on page 16) from the Gilmartin Street
Salt Lick Creek confluence downstream
line downstream to mouth) Lake Irena Bridge in Archbald
Silver Creek to the Callapoose Rd. (SR
Lake Loch Lomond Lake Took A While downstream to the
Snake Creek 3009) bridge
Lake Minisink (Riverlands) Lackawanna Avenue Bridge
South Branch Canawacta Creek
Lily Pond Lily Lake (SR 0347) in Olyphant.
Starrucca Creek
Little Bush Kill (lower limit of Moon Lake Excepted is a mid-section
Tunkhannock Creek Sylvan Lake An explanation
Lehman Lake club property area extending .7 mile from
West Branch Meshoppen MONROE:
downstream to upper limit
Creek (White Creek) Hidden Lake
the Depot Street Bridge of each trout
of Bushkill Rod & Gun Club in Jessup downstream to
property and Bushkill Falls
WAYNE: SULLIVAN: the foot bridge in Robert
regulation is on
Dyberry Creek
boundary downstream to East Branch Dyberry Creek
Hunters Lake Mellow Park pages 20 and 21.
mouth) SUSQUEHANNA:
Equinunk Creek
Quaker Lake
Hollister Creek

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FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY


2017 FISH CONSUMPTION
HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING FISH is that you eat no more than one meal (one-half pound)
Fish are nutritious and good to eat. Fish are low in fat, high per week of sport fish caught in the states waterways.
in protein and provide substantial human health benefits. This general advice was issued to protect against eating
Fish provide valuable vitamins and minerals and beneficial large amounts of fish that have not been tested or that FATTY
oils that are low in saturated fat. Omega-3 fatty acids found in may contain unidentified contaminants. AREAS
fish are also beneficial, particularly in terms of cardiovascular
health. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) HOW TO USE THIS ADVISORY
recommends that consumers eat a balanced diet, choos- Follow the general, statewide one meal per week
ing a variety of foods including fruits and vegetables, foods advisory to limit your exposure to contaminants. To de-
that are low in trans fat and saturated fat, as well as foods termine if more protective advice applies to the fish you
rich in high fiber grains and nutrients. A diet that includes have caught, find the locations and species of fish youve
a variety of fish and shellfish can be an important part of a caught in the tables that follow. Find the meal advice for
balanced healthy diet. The U.S. FDA, EPA, the American the fish youve caught. Do Not Eat means no one should TRIM AWAY
Heart Association and other nutrition experts recommend eat those fish because of very high contamination. The DOTTED AREAS
eating two meals (12 oz) of fish per week. Following these other groups (Two meals a Month, One Meal a Month,
advisories means that you should feel comfortable making One Meal Every Two Months) are advice for how often
one of those meals (up to 8 oz) a recreationally caught to eat a fish meal.
Pennsylvania sport fish. One meal is assumed to be one-half pound of fish (8
oz before cooking) for a 150-pound person. The meal
CONTAMINANTS IN FISH advice is equally protective for larger people who eat IMPORTANT: You must follow these cleaning and
While most recreationally caught sport fish in Pennsylva- larger meals and smaller people who eat smaller meals. cooking directions. The meal advice is for eating
nia are safe to eat, chemicals such as mercury and PCBs People who regularly eat sport fish, women of child- skinned and trimmed fish.
have been found in some fish from certain waters. While bearing age and children are particularly susceptible to Also remember that larger and older fish tend to
the levels of these unavoidable chemical contaminants are contaminants that build up over time. If you fall into one collect more contaminants, and fatty fish (such as
usually low, they could potentially be a health concern to of these categories, you should be especially careful to Channel Catfish, carp and eels) tend to collect PCBs
pregnant and breast-feeding women, women of childbearing space fish meals out according to the advisory tables that and other organic chemicals. Therefore, eating smaller,
age, children and individuals whose diet consists of a high follow. Your body can get rid of some contaminants over younger fish and avoiding fatty species can help limit
percentage of fish. time. Spacing the meals out helps prevent the contami- your exposure. Your exposure depends not only on
Long lasting contaminants such as PCBs, chlordane and nants from building up to harmful levels in the body. For levels in the fish, but also the amount of fish you eat.
mercury build up in your body over time. It may take months example, if the fish you eat is in the One Meal a Month The consumption of any fish from contaminated waters
or years of regularly eating contaminated fish to build up Group, wait a month before eating another meal of fish is a matter of personal choice.
amounts that are a health concern. Health problems that from any restricted category. Trout stocked from Fish & Boat Commission
may result from the contaminants found in fish range from Women beyond their childbearing years and men state fish hatcheries are subject to the blanket
small changes in health that are hard to detect to birth generally face fewer health risks from these contaminants. one-meal-per-week consumption advisory that
defects and cancer. Mothers who eat highly contaminated However, it is recommended that you also follow the applies to recreationally caught sport fish in
fish for many years before becoming pregnant may have advisory to reduce your total exposure to contaminants. Pennsylvania. If additional consumption advisories
children who are slower to develop and learn. The meal For these groups, it is the total number of meals that you for state hatchery trout are appropriate for 2017
advice in this advisory is intended to protect children from eat during the year that becomes important and many they will be announced in February or March 2017.
these potential developmental problems. Adults are less of those meals can be eaten during a few months of the Snapping Turtle Consumption Advice: Snapping
likely to have health problems at the low levels that affect year. If most of the fish you eat are from the One Meal a Turtle meat has been found to contain only small
children. If you follow this advisory over your lifetime, you will Month category, you should not exceed 12 meals per year. amounts of PCBs and is safe to eat without restric-
minimize your exposure and reduce health risks associated Sometimes, anglers catch fish with external growths, tions. Snapping Turtles do retain PCBs in their fat and
with contaminants in fish sores or other lesions. Such abnormalities generally result internal organs. If you choose to eat Snapping Turtles,
INTRODUCTION TO FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORIES from viral or bacterial infections and may occasionally be you can reduce your exposure by carefully trimming
It is important to note that we are not recommending that caused by exposure to certain chemical contaminants. The away all fat and internal organs and discarding them
you stop eating sport caught fish, except where Do Not Eat appearance of viral or bacterial infections in fish may be before cooking the meat or making soup.
is shown in the advisory listing. When properly prepared, unsightly, but there is no evidence to suggest that these FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
eating fish regularly offers important health benefits as a infections pose a threat to consumers of these fish. Whether The advisory listing was current at the time this
good choice to replace high fat foods. You will gain those or not to eat such fish is a matter of personal choice. summary went to press. Fish consumption advisories
benefits if you follow the sport fish consumption advisory CLEANING AND COOKING YOUR FISH may have been issued or lifted since that time. Notice
carefully to: choose safer places to fish; pick safer species PCBs and most other organic contaminants usually build of such actions has been released to the public through
to eat; trim and cook your catch correctly; and follow the up in a fishs fat deposits and just underneath the skin. By press releases.
recommended meal frequencies. Using this advice, you will removing the skin and fat before cooking, you can reduce For further information or the most current advice,
reduce your exposure to possible contaminants. the levels of these chemicals. Mercury, however, collects in contact:
Consumption advisories provide guidance to individuals the fishs muscle and cannot be reduced by cleaning and Dept. of Environmental Protection:
or segments of the population that are at greater risk from cooking methods. To reduce PCBs and other organics: 717-787-9637, website: www.dep.pa.gov.
exposure to contaminants in fish. Advisories are not regulatory Remove all skin. Questions concerning current advisory listings,
standards, but are recommendations intended to provide Slice off fat belly meat along the bottom of the fish. waters sampled, sampling methods.
additional information of particular interest to high-risk groups. Cut away any fat above the fishs backbone. Dept. of Health: 717-787-3550,
These advisories apply only to recreationally caught sport Cut away the V-shaped wedge of fat along the lateral website: www.health.pa.gov.
fish in Pennsylvania, not commercial fish. The federal Food line on each side of the fish. Questions about effects of chemicals on human
and Drug Administration establishes the legal standards Bake or broil trimmed fish on a rack or grill so some of health.
for contaminants in food sold commercially, including fish. the remaining fat drips away.
Discard any drippings. Do not eat them or use them for Fish & Boat Commission: 814-359-5147,
STATEWIDE ADVISORY website: www.fishandboat.com.
cooking other foods or in preparing other sauces.
Pennsylvania has issued a general, statewide health Questions about effects of chemicals on fisheries,
advisory for recreationally caught sport fish. That advice current advisory listings.

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2017 COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORIES
l=NEW ADDITION l=CHANGE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN
Water Body Area Under Advisory Species Meal Frequency Contaminant
Belmont Lake(Wayne Co.) Entire lake Rock Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
Beltzville Lake (Beltzville State Park) (Carbon Co.) Entire lake Walleye 2 meals/month Mercury
Bush Kill (Monroe & Pike Co.) Entire basin American Eel 2 meals/month Mercury
lChester Creek (Delaware Co.) Confluence of West Branch Chester Ck. to mouth Channel Catfish 2 meals/month Mercury
Darby Creek (Delaware & Philadelphia Co.) Entire basin Channel Catfish 1 meal/month PCB
Delaware River Source to Trenton, NJ-Morrisville, PA bridge lRock Bass, Walleye over 17 2 meals/month Mercury
Smallmouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
Delaware Estuary, including the tidal portion of all Trenton, NJ-Morrisville, PA Bridge White Perch, 1 meal/month PCB
PA tributaries and the Schuylkill River to the Fair- to PA/DE border Flathead Catfish,
mount Dam (Bucks, Philadelphia & Delaware Co.) Channel Catfish
Striped Bass: over 28 inches length 1 meal/month PCB
Carp 6 meals/year PCB
American Eel Do Not Eat PCB
Hickory Lake (Wayne Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Lake Maskenozha (Pike Co.) Entire lake Yellow Perch 2 meals/month Mercury
lLake Towhee (Bucks Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike & Wayne Co.) Entire lake Walleye 1 meal/month Mercury
Lehigh River (Northampton Co.) Confluence of Saucon Creek to mouth Carp, American Eel 1 meal/month PCB
Little Neshaminy Creek (Bucks Co.) Entire basin Carp 1 meal/month PCB
Long Pond (Wayne Co.) Entire lake Walleye 1 meal/month Mercury
Marsh Creek Lake (Chester Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Miller Pond (Wayne Co.) Entire lake Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
Yellow Perch 2 meals/month Mercury
Promised Land Lake (Promised Land State Park) (Pike Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Prompton Reservoir Entire lake Largemouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
(West Branch Lackawaxen River) (Wayne Co.) Walleye 2 meals/month Mercury
Red Clay Creek (Chester Co.) Entire basin (except East Branch Red Clay Creek) American Eel 1 meal/month PCB
Schuylkill River (Schuylkill Co.) Confluence of Mill Creek at Port Carbon Trout 1 meal/month PCB
to Auburn Dam
Schuylkill River (Schuylkill & Berks Co.) Confluence of Mahannon Creek at Landingville Brown Bullhead, All suckers 1 meal/month PCB
to Kernsville Dam
Schuylkill River (Berks Co.) Kernsville Dam to Maiden Creek All suckers 1 meal/month PCB
Schuylkill River Confluence of Maiden Creek to Black Rock Dam All suckers 1 meal/month PCB
(Berks, Chester & Montgomery Co.) above Phoenixville Carp, Channel Catfish 6 meals/year PCB
Schuylkill River Black Rock Dam to Fairmount Dam Carp, American Eel, Do Not Eat PCB
(Chester, Montgomery & Philadelphia Co.) in Philadelphia All suckers, Channel Catfish, 1 meal/month PCB
Flathead Catfish, Corbicula (Asiatic clam*)
Schuylkill River Confluence of Maiden Creek to Fairmount Dam American Eel Do Not Eat PCB
(Berks, Chester, Montgomery & Philadelphia Co.) All suckers 1 meal/mouth PCB
Shohola Lake (Pike Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
Stairway Pond (Pike Co.) Entire pond Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Tobyhanna Creek (Carbon & Monroe Co.) Pocono Lake Dam to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Valley Creek at Valley Forge (Chester Co.) Entire basin Brown Trout 1 meal/month PCB
No HarvestPFBC Catch and Release All Tackle Regulation
West Branch Brandywine Creek (Chester Co.) From business Rt. 30 (Lincoln Highway) American Eel 1 meal/month PCB
in Coatesville to confluence of Buck Run
West Branch Schuylkill River (Schuylkill Co.) Entire basin Brook Trout 1 meal/month PCB
White Clay Creek (Chester Co.) Entire basin American Eel 2 meals/smonth Mercury
White Oak Pond Lake (Wayne Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN * The harvest of live mussels and clams in Pennsylvania is prohibited.
Water Body Area Under Advisory Species Meal Frequency Contaminant
Beechwood Lake (Tioga Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Black Moshannon State Park Lake (Centre Co.) Entire lake Chain Pickerel 1 meal/month Mercury
Bearwallow Pond (Sullivan Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Chemung River (Bradford Co.) NY/PA border to mouth Channel Catfish 2 meals/month Mercury
Smallmouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
Conestoga River (Lancaster Co.) Slackwater to mouth Rock Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Cowanesque Reservoir (Tioga Co.) Entire lake lLargemouth Bass, Black Crappie 1 meal/month Mercury
Yellow Perch
Cowanesque River (Tioga Co.) Cowanesque Reservoir Dam to PA/NY border Black Crappie 2 meals/month Mercury
First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek-George B. Stevenson Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Dam (Sinnemahoning State Park) (Cameron & Potter Co.)
First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek (Cameron Co.) George B. Stevenson Dam to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Francis Slocum Lake (Luzerne Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Hunters Lake (Sullivan Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Jacks Creek (Mifflin Co.) Paintersville Bridge to mouth Bluegill, Rock Bass, Fallfish 1 meal/month PCB
Kettle Creek Lake (Kettle Creek State Park) (Clinton Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Black Crappie, Yellow Perch
Kettle Creek (Clinton Co.) Alvin R. Bush Dam to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna State Park) (Lackawanna Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Lake Jean (UNT Kitchen Cr.) Entire lake Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
(Ricketts Glen State Park) (Sullivan and Luzerne Co.) Yellow Perch 2 meals/month Mercury
Lake Makoma (Mill Cr.) (Sullivan Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Lake Winola (Wyoming Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Laurel Lake (Cumberland Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Lily Lake (Luzerne Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
lLittle Pine Creek (Clinton Co.) Entire basin Yellow Perch 2 meals/month Mercury
Logan Branch (Centre Co.) Axemann to mouth Brown Trout 1 meal/month PCB
lLyman Run Reservoir (Potter Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
McWilliams Reservoir (Northumberland and Columbia Co.) Entire reservoir Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Mountain Mud Pond (Merli-Sarnoski Park)(Lackawanna Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
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Water Body Area Under Advisory Species Meal Frequency Contaminant
Pine Creek (Tioga Co.) Confluence of Painter Run to confluence of Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Fourmile Run near Colton Point State Park
Shumans Lake (Loyalsock Cr) (Sullivan Co.) Entire lake Chain Pickerel 2 meals/month Mercury
Silver Lake (Susquehanna Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Steven Foster Lake (Bradford Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Sugar Creek (Bradford Co.) Confluence of Bailey Run to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Sunfish Pond (Bradford Co.) Entire pond Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch 2 meals/month Mercury
Susquehanna River (Susquehanna Co.) Entire section in PA from the NY border above Smallmouth Bass, Fallfish 2 meals/month Mercury
Starrucca Creek to the NY border below Great Bend
Susquehanna River (Bradford and Wyoming Co.) NY border above Sayre to PA Route 92 bridge at Falls Walleye, Smallmouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
Channel Catfish, Carp 1 meal/month PCB
Susquehanna River (Wyoming, Lackawanna, PA Route 92 bridge at Falls to confluence Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Luzerne, Columbia, Northumberland and Montour Co.) with West Branch Channel Catfish, Quillback, 1 meal/month PCB
Carp and Walleye
Susquehanna River (Snyder, Northumberland, Juniata, West Branch to PA/MD border Channel Catfish over 20 1 meal/month PCB
Perry, Dauphin, Cumberland, York and Lancaster Co.)
Tioga Reservior (Tioga Co.) Entire Reservior Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Towanda Creek (Bradford Co.) Confluence of Schrader Creek to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Trindle Spring Run (locally Silver Spring Run) Silver Spring Meeting House to mouth (approx. 1 mile) lAll trout 1 meal/month PCB
(Cumberland Co.)
Tunkhannock Creek (Wyoming Co.) Confluence of South Branch to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Tuscarora Creek (Juniata Co.) SR 3008 bridge above Port Royal to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
West Branch Susquehanna River (Clinton, lBald Eagle Creek to confluence with Channel Catfish 1 meal/month PCB
Lycoming, Union and Northumberland Co.) Susquehanna River
White Deer Creek (Union Co.) I-80 bridge to mouth Brown Trout 2 meals/month Mercury
Wyalusing Creek (Bradford Co.) SR 0706 bridge at Camptown to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Yellow Breeches Creek (Cumberland Co.) SR 3017 bridge at Huntsdale to confluence of Spruce Run Brown Trout 1 meal/month PCB

OHIO RIVER BASIN l=NEW ADDITION l=CHANGE
Water Body Area Under Advisory Species Meal Frequency Contaminant
Allegheny River (McKean Co.) Confluence of Potato Creek to PA/NY border Smallmouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
Allegheny Res. (Warren and McKean Co.) Entire lake Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Allegheny River (Warren, Forest & Venango Co.) Kinzua Dam to confluence of Witherup Run at St. George Smallmouth Bass, Walleye 2 meals/month Mercury
Allegheny River (Armstrong Co.) Pool 6 - Lock & Dam 7 to Lock & Dam 6 Carp 1 meal/month PCB
Allegheny River (Armstrong Co.) Pool 5 - Lock & Dam 6 to Lock & Dam 5 Carp, Channel Catfish 1 meal/month PCB
Allegheny River (Armstrong & Allegheny Co.) Pool 4 - Lock & Dam 5 to Lock & Dam 4 Carp, Channel Catfish 1 meal/month PCB
Allegheny River (Allegheny Co.) Pool 3 - Lock & Dam 4 to Lock & Dam 3 Carp, Channel Catfish 1 meal/month PCB
Allegheny River (Allegheny Co.) Pool 2 - Lock & Dam 3 to Lock & Dam 2 Carp, Channel catfish 1 meal/month PCB
Allegheny River (Allegheny Co.) Lock & Dam 2 to Montgomery Lock & Dam on the Ohio River See Ohio River (Allegheny & Beaver Co.)
Beaver River (Lawrence & Beaver Co.) Confl.of Mahoning and Shenango Rivers to mouth Carp, Channel Catfish Do Not Eat PCB
Smallmouth Bass 1 meal/month PCB
Beaver Run Reservoir (Westmoreland Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Brokenstraw Creek (Warren Co.) Confluence of Hare Creek to mouth All suckers, 2 meals/month Mercury
Smallmouth Bass
lChapman Dam Reservoir (Warren Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Chartiers Creek and Little Chartiers Creek Chartiers Creek - Canonsburg to mouth Largemouth Bass 1 meal/month PCB
(Allegheny & Washington Co.) L. Chartiers Creek - Canonsburg Lake Dam to mouth Carp Do Not Eat PCB
Smallmouth Bass 6 meals/year PCB
Clarion River (Clarion Co.) Confl.of Canoe Creek above Callensburg to confl. of Turkey Run Walleye 2 meals/month Mercury
Clarion River, Piney Dam (Clarion Co.) Entire lake Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Conemaugh R. (Indiana & Westmoreland Co.) Conemaugh Lake Dam to mouth Carp 1 meal/month PCB
Conewango Creek (Warren Co.) NY/PA border to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Conneaut Lake (Crawford Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Northern Pike 1 meal/month Mercury
Crystal Lake (Crawford Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
Dunkard Creek (Greene Co.) Confluence of Toms Run to confluence of Roberts Run Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Dunkard Creek (Greene Co.) SR 2021 bridge to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
East Branch Lake (E. Br. Clarion R.) (Elk Co.) Entire lake Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Eaton Reservoir (Erie Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass, 2 meals/month Mercury
Walleye
Edinboro Lake (Erie Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
French Creek (Erie, Crawford, Mercer & Venango Co.) Entire mainstem Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Walleye
Justus Lake (Venango Co.) Entire lake Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Largemouth Bass
Lake Canadohta (Crawford Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Lake LeBoeuf (Erie Co.) Entire lake Muskellunge 1 meal/month Mercury
Largemouth Bass, Carp 2 meals/month Mercury
Lake Pleasant (Erie Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 1 meal/month Mercury
lLopez Pond (Sullivan Co.) Entire lake Yellow Perch 2 meals/month Mercury
Mahoning River (Lawrence Co.) Entire portion in PA Carp 6 meals/year PCB
Channel Catfish Do Not Eat PCB
Monongahela River (Fayette & Greene Co.) Point Marion Lock & Dam to Maxwell Locks & Dam Carp 1 meal/month PCB
Monongahela River (Fayette & Washington Co.) Pool 4 - Maxwell Locks & Dam to Locks & Dam 4 Carp 1 meal/month PCB

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FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY
Water Body Area Under Advisory Species Meal Frequency Contaminant
Monongahela River Pool 3 - Locks & Dam 4 to Locks & Dam 3 Carp 1 meal/month PCB
(Allegheny, Washington & Westmoreland Co.)
Monongahela River (Allegheny Co.) Pool 2 (Braddock Pool)- Locks & Dam 3 to Locks & Dam 2 Carp 1 meal/month PCB
Monongahela River (Allegheny Co.) From Locks & Dam 2 to the Montgomery Locks & Dam See Ohio River
on the Ohio River (Allegheny & Beaver Co.)
Ohio River (Allegheny and Beaver Co.) From the Locks & Dam 2 on the Monongahela River and Locks Freshwater Drum, Spotted Bass, 1 meal/month PCB
& Dam 2 on the Allegheny River to the Montgomery Locks & Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie,
Dam Based on advisories issued by Ohio River Consumption Advisory Workgroup Smallmouth Bass, White Crappie
Sauger, Walleye
All suckers, Flathead Catfish, 6 meals/year PCB
Hybrid-Striped Bass, White Bass
Carp, Channel Catfish Do Not Eat PCB
Ohio River From Montgomery Locks & Dam to the state border. All suckers, Flathead Catfish, 1 meal/month PCB
Based on advisories issued by Ohio River Consumption Advisory Workgroup Black Crappie, White Crappie
Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass,
Smallmouth Bass, Sauger, Walleye,
Freshwater Drum
Channel Catfish under 18, Carp, 6 meals/year PCB
Hybrid Striped Bass, White Bass
Channel Catfish over 18, Do Not Eat PCB
Oil Creek (Venango Co.) SR 1004 bridge at Petroleum Center to mouth Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Shenango River (Mercer & Lawrence Co.) Shenango Lake Dam to mouth Muskellunge, Carp, Channel Catfish Do Not Eat PCB
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth 1 meal/month PCB
Bass, Black Crappie, White Crappie
Walleye, Bluegill, Sunfish, All suckers
Sugar Lake (Crawford Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Tamarack Lake (Crawford Co.) Entire lake Muskellunge 1 meal/month Mercury
Walleye 2 meals/month Mercury
Tionesta Creek (Warren and Forest Co.) SR 0666 bridge at Henrys Mills to Tionesta Res. Dam Smallmouth Bass, All suckers 2 meals/month Mercury
Tionesta Reservoir (Forest Co.) Entire lake Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Traverse Creek (Beaver Co.) Source to dam in Raccoon State Park Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Tunungwant Creek (McKean Co.) Confluence of East and West branches to PA/NY border Carp, All suckers 2 meals/month Mercury
Union City Reservoir (Erie Co.) Entire lake Largemouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
West Branch Caldwell Creek (Warren Co.) Entire basin Brown Trout 2 meals/month Mercury
Youghiogheny Lake (Fayette/Somerset Co.) Entire lake Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
Youghiogheny River (Fayette and Somerset Co.) Youghiogheny Lake Dam to confluence of Lick Run Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury

LAKE ERIE BASIN


Water Body Area Under Advisory Species Meal Frequency Contaminant
Lake Erie (Erie Co.) Open waters Walleye, Coho Salmon*, Steelhead* (Rainbow Trout), Brown Trout*, 1 meal/month PCB
Smallmouth Bass, White Perch, White Bass, Lake Whitefish, Carp under 20,
Freshwater Drum, Lake Trout under 30 and Channel Catfish
Carp over 20, Lake Trout over 30. Do Not Eat PCB
Lake Erie (Erie Co.) Presque Isle Bay Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, White Perch, Freshwater Drum, Bowfin, Carp, 1 meal/month PCB
Coho Salmon* and Steelhead* (Rainbow Trout), Brown Trout*
Conneaut Creek (Erie Co.) SR 0215 bridge to PA/OH border Smallmouth Bass 2 meals/month Mercury
* Salmon and trout are migratory. They may be found seasonally in Presque Isle Bay or Lake Erie tributary streams. Trout, salmon and other fish, whether caught in the lake or tributaries, should be treated as Lake Erie fish.

POTOMAC RIVER BASIN


There are currently no advisories for the Potomac River Basin.
However, the statewide advisory of 1 meal per week does apply to all waters throughout the Commonwealth, inlcuding the Potomac River Basin.

Recognizing and Reporting POLLUTION or DISTURBANCE of Waterways

POLLUTION or DISTURBANCE of any waterway types of aquatic life; strange odors like manure, the channel flow of a waterway. Various types of
or watershed is a serious violation of the Pennsyl- sewage or chemicals; muddy, cloudy or discolored permits are required for any such work.
vania Fish and Boat Code that must be recognized water; shiny, oily sheen on waters surface; foamy If you see anything suspected to be a pollution
and reported to a PFBC Regional Law Enforcement material floating on the surface; and extremely or disturbance of any waterway, regardless of how
Office. The law provides for criminal penalties for muddy water. seemingly insignificant, report it immediately by call-
pollution or disturbances. DISTURBANCE of waterways or watersheds ing the local Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
POLLUTION is an introduction into any waterway includes any alteration of a waterway, its banks, regional law enforcement office listed on page 3 of
of anything that might harm or kill fish. Examples bed or fish habitat that might cause damage to this publication or the Pennsylvania Department
of pollutants are: Electricity, explosives, sediment or kill fish. Common disturbance indicators are: of Environmental Protection at 1-800-541-2050
runoff, sewage, insecticides, poisons, high volumes Removal of gravel from stream beds; earth-moving (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
of extremely hot water, liquid concrete or cement, in or along a waterway; dragging logs across stream
paint, chemicals, petroleum products like gasoline banks and through stream beds; installing pipes See WATER POLLUTION
or oil, brine runoff from gas or water well drilling and or culverts; building or installing bridges; making or POACHING? REPORT IT!
manufacturing waste. Common pollution indicators
are: Dead fish including crayfish, frogs and any other
roadways through or along a stream; draining
a waterway, wetland or watershed; or changing
PFBC TOLL-FREE HOTLINE 855-FISH-KIL
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RESOURCES/SPECIAL DATES

2018 FISHING DATES* Commonwealth Inland Waters

Regional Opening Day of Trout**: March 31, 2018 *Dates subject to change
by regulation until
Statewide Opening Day of Trout: April 14, 2018 publication of the 2018
Opening Day of Walleye/Sauger: May 5, 2018 PA Fishing Summary.
Opening Day of Bass: June 16, 2018 **18 southeastern
Extended Trout Season: September 4, 2018 counties

Pennsylvanias Best Fishing Waters is a


program established by the Commission, using
the expertise and knowledge of its fisheries
biologists, to highlight statewide locations for
different categories of fish to assist anglers in
knowing the prime fishing hotspots. Confirmed by
2017 Mentored Youth survey catch rates and the availability of public
Trout Days: March 25 (regional) access, the program waters offered are provided
and April 8 (statewide) to help increase anglers success and convenient
www.PaBestFishing.com
Take part in the Commissions Mentored Youth access to this information. You deserve the best!
Trout Days. Youth under the age of 16 can join
a mentor (adult) angler who has a current fishing 2017 FISH-FOR-FREE DAYS!
Fish-For-Free Days
license and trout permit to fish on Saturday, Sunday, May 28
March 25 on stocked trout waters within the 18 Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4
southeastern regional counties for regional trout No fishing license is needed to fish on either of these
season and to fish stocked trout waters in the days. Its a great way to introduce someone to the
other counties on Saturday, April 8. world of fishing. Check the Commissions website for
For more information, visit: events. Remember that all other regulations apply. May 28 & July 4, 2017
www.fishandboat.com/mentoredyouth.htm

INTERACTIVE MAPS MORE DETAILS


MORE INFORMATION
How to measure a fish

ONLINE!
The Fish & Boat Tail slightly compressed
Commission Tail in natural position
maintains up-to-date
online maps at
Close mouth
www.fishandboat.com to measure

Family Fishing Programs


are educational programs designed for
families with little or no fishing experience.
Families will learn basic fishing skills and
have an opportunity to practice those skills
while fishing together during the program. In
addition to family fishing, there are specialized
programs for family ice fishing, family fly- Fork length: Not used in Pennsylvania.
fishing and a SMART angler program for Total length:This is the measurement Commission biologists and law
youth between the ages of 8 and 12. For a enforcement personnel use. Compress tail slightly to obtain this measurement.
current listing of scheduled programs, visit:
www.GoneFishingPa.com This booklet is a summary of the laws and regulations applicable to fish and fishing in
Pennsylvania in effect or proposed as of October 1, 2016. It is not, nor is it intended to portray,
a verbatim reproduction of the text of the laws and regulations. Users are advised that regulations
summarized in this book are subject to changes, which, as made, are printed in the Pennsylvania
Bulletin. Official text is found in 58 Pa. Code and online at: www.pacode.com. For detailed and
up-to-date information, contact the nearest office of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.
This publication is partially paid for through the sale of advertising. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat
Commission neither endorses products or services listed nor accepts any liability arising from the
use of listed products or services.
Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex or
disability. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is an equal opportunity employer, and it complies with applicable federal
and Pennsylvania nondiscrimination laws and regulations. In addition, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission receives federal
aid in sport fish restoration and boating enhancement. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or disability in federally assisted programs. If you
believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility as described above, or if you desire further
information, contact the Human Resources Office, PA Fish & Boat Commission, P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000, or
the U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20420.

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