Commission Update

Commission Adopts Special Regulations for Three Southwest Waterways

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission adopted special fishing regulations for three southwest Pennsylvania lakes expected to open for public use later this year. The special designations occurred at the agency's winter meeting January 21-22 in Camp Hill.
Hinckston Dam and Wilmore Dam, Cambria County, along with Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset County, were designated as Big Bass Waters. Under Big Bass regulations, the daily creel limit for bass is four fish that are 15 inches or larger. In addition, all three waters were added to the Panfish Enhancement Special Regulation Program, designed to increase the number and size of sunfish, crappies and yellow perch. Wilmore Dam and Quemahoning Reservoir will have a nine-inch minimum size limit for crappies and yellow perch, along with a seven-inch minimum on sunfish. Hinckston Dam will have a nine-inch minimum for crappies with the seven-inch restriction for sunfish. All three lakes will allow a daily panfish limit of 20 (combined species).

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