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Trout Fishing Regulations
DELAYED HARVEST ARTIFICIAL LURES ONLY
 
  • Open to fishing year-round (no closed season).
  • Minimum size – 9 inches, caught on, or in possession on, the waters under these regulations from one hour before sunrise on June 15 to one hour after sunset on Labor Day.
  • The daily creel limit is three combined species from one hour before sunrise on June 15 to one hour after sunset on Labor Day, caught on or in possession on the waters under these regulations. From the day after Labor Day until one hour before sunrise on June 15, the daily creel limit is zero.
  • Fishing may be done with artificial lures only constructed of metal, plastic, rubber or wood, or with flies and streamers constructed of natural or synthetic materials. All such lures may be used with spinning or fly fishing gear.
  • The use or possession of any natural bait, baitfish, fishbait, bait paste and similar substances, fish eggs (natural or molded) or any other edible substance is prohibited.
  • Taking baitfish or fishbait is prohibited.
  • A current trout/salmon permit (or Combination Trout/Salmon/Lake Erie permit) is required.
Waters under these regulations – listed by county
ALLEGHENY
Deer Creek – 2.1 miles; from the SR 0910 Bridge at T-678 intersection downstream to the lower boundary of Rose Ridge Golf Course
Pine Creek – 1.4 miles; from the abandoned railroad bridge near the T-575 and Duncan Ave. intersection downstream to 150 yards downstream of the SR 4019 bridge
Bull Creek – 1 mile; from the first bridge on T-721 (above the T-721 and T-719 intersection) downstream to the T-721 bridge in Millerstown

ARMSTRONG
Buffalo Creek (Armstrong / Butler) – 3.7 miles; from Little Buffalo Run downstream to 0.6 miles above SR 4035 in Craigsville

BERKS
Tulpehocken Creek – 3.8 miles; from the first deflector below Blue Marsh Dam downstream to the covered bridge

BLAIR
Little Juniata River – 0.7 miles; from the first bridge on SR 0220 just northeast of Bellwood downstream to the confluence with the first unnamed tributary entering from the west just south of Fostoria

BRADFORD
Towanda Creek – 1.7 miles; from SR 3001 downstream to Con’s Road (T-350)

BUTLER
Buffalo Creek (Armstrong / Butler) – 3.7 miles; from Little Buffalo Run downstream to 0.6 miles above SR 4035 in Craigsville

CAMBRIA
Chest Creek – 1.8 miles; from the northern Patton borough line downstream to the SR 4022 bridge at Thomas Mills

CARBON
Mud Run – 2.5 miles; in Hickory Run State Park

CENTRE
Black Moshannon Creek – 1.3 miles; from Dry Hollow downstream to 0.3 mile downstream of the Huckleberry Road bridge

CHESTER
East Branch Brandywine Creek – 1.2 miles; from SR 4019 (Dorlan’s Mill Road) downstream to SR 4004 (Dowlin Forge Road)
Pickering Creek – 1.5 miles; from SR 1019 (Charlestown Road) downstream to 330 yards upstream of the railroad bridge
Middle Branch White Clay Creek – 1.7 miles; from SR 3009 (Good Hope Road) downstream to the confluence with the East Branch
West Valley Creek – 1.2 miles; from the confluence with the unnamed tributary (locally known as Colebrook Run) upstream of SR 2020 (Boot Road) downstream to 0.25 miles downstream of the railroad tunnel

CLARION
Piney Creek – 1.2 miles; SR 2016 bridge downstream to 0.2 mile upstream of the SR 0066 bridge

CLEARFIELD
Little Clearfield Creek – 1.1 miles; from 0.4 miles downstream of the T-584 Bridge downstream to 0.2 miles upstream of the SR 2023 (Turkey Hill) Bridge
Sandy Lick Creek – 1.71 miles; from the mouth of Laborde Branch downstream to the SR 219 bridge

DAUPHIN
Manada Creek – 1.8 miles; from Fogarty Road downstream to Furnace Road (T-616)
Wiconisco Creek – 0.74 mile; from the western edge of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Walking Bridge downstream to the power line crossing located 1.7 miles upstream from the mouth

ELK
Big Mill Creek – 1.5 miles; from the confluence of Rocky Run downstream to 0.3 miles downstream of the Allegheny National Forest, Forest Road, 135 Bridge
East Branch Clarion River – 1.15 miles; from 110 yards downstream of the outflow from East Branch Clarion River Lake downstream to the State Gameland boundary 1.15 miles downstream of the upstream limit

FAYETTE
Meadow Run – 2.2 miles; from the SR 2011 bridge (Dinner Bell Road) adjacent to the Ohiopyle St. Park office downstream to mouth

FOREST
East Hickory Creek – 1.7 miles; from the Queen Creek Bridge downstream to the Otter Creek Bridge

FRANKLIN
Falling Spring Branch – 1.1 miles; from Walker Road downstream to Fifth Avenue

FULTON
Big Cove Creek – 1 mile; from 200 yards downstream of the SR 0928 bridge downstream to the lower Buchanan State Forest boundary

JUNIATA
East Licking Creek (Juniata / Mifflin) – 4 miles; from the Texas Eastern gas pipeline crossing downstream to the upstream boundary of the Karl B. Guss State Forest Picnic Area

LACKAWANNA
South Branch Tunkhannock Creek (Lackawanna / Wyoming) – 1 mile; from SR 6 downstream through Keystone College campus

LAWRENCE
Neshannock Creek – 2.7 miles; from the base of the Mill Dam in Volant downstream to the covered bridge on T-476

LEBANON
Quittapahilla Creek – 0.9 miles; from Spruce Street Bridge on T-398 downstream to the lower boundary of Quittie Nature Park

LUZERNE
Harveys Creek – 1.5 miles; from Jackson Road (T-812) downstream to Pavlick Road (T-497)
Nescopeck Creek – 2.4 miles; from the upstream boundary of State Game Lands #187 downstream to a cable across the stream

LYCOMING
Little Pine Creek – 1.1 miles; from the confluence of Otter Run downstream to the confluence of Schoolhouse Hollow
Loyalsock Creek – 1.5 miles; from the Lycoming/Sullivan County line downstream to Sandy Bottom
Lycoming Creek – 1.3 miles; from the SR 0015 bridge (Old Route 15) near Haleeka upstream 1.3 miles to the riffle upstream of Powys Curve
Muncy Creek – 1.1 miles; from R. Sullivan property 600 yards upstream of T-650 bridge downstream to vicinity of confluence of Big Run at Tivoli
Pine Creek – 1.2 miles; from the confluence with Slate Run downstream to a point 150 meters upstream of the confluence with Naval Run

McKEAN
Kinzua Creek – 2.3 miles; From SR 219 at Tallyho downstream to Camp Run
West Branch Tunungwant Creek – 1.2 miles; from T-499 bridge downstream to pipeline crossing near confluence of Gates Hollow

MERCER
Cool Spring Creek – 1.25 miles; from SR 2014 bridge upstream to the abandoned railroad grade

MIFFLIN
East Licking Creek (Juniata / Mifflin) – 4 miles; from the Texas Eastern gas pipeline crossing downstream to the upstream boundary of the Karl B. Guss State Forest Picnic Area
Honey Creek – 1.75 miles; from the upper Bald Eagle St. Forest boundary downstream 1.75 miles

MONROE
McMichaels Creek – 1.66 miles; from a point 0.71 mile downstream of the bridge on Turkey Hill Road (T-416) downstream to Glen Brook Road SR 2004 Bridge
Tobyhanna Creek – 1.0 mile; from the confluence of Still Swamp Run, downstream to the PPL service bridge

PIKE
Dingmans Creek – 1.4 miles; from the base of Deer Leap Falls downstream to Dingmans Falls

POTTER
Allegheny River – 2.7 miles; from Pond Road 0.3 mile downstream of Colesburg downstream to ford 0.3 miles downstream of Prosser Hollow Bridge
First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek – 2.1 miles; from mouth of Bailey Run downstream to a bend above Berge Run Bridge

SCHUYLKILL
Bear Creek – 1.9 miles; from a cable 800 yards above T-662 downstream to the downstream side of the bridge on T-676
Little Schuylkill River – 1.7 miles; from SR 895 in New Ringgold downstream to the T-848 Bridge near Rauschs

SNYDER
Middle Creek – 1.2 miles; from the bridge on SR 4007 (Pine Swamp Road) to the downstream boundary of State Game Lands #188

SOMERSET
Laurel Hill Creek – 2.3 miles; from 200 yards downstream of the T-364 (Countryman Bridge) downstream to the T-364 Bridge upstream of the Laurel Hill Lake
Laurel Hill Creek – 1.2 miles; from the footbridge on State Game Lands #111 Road in Humbert downstream to Paddytown Hollow Run

SUSQUEHANNA
Salt Lick Creek – 1.45 miles; from 90 yards downstream from Beaver Creek downstream to boundary of State Game Lands #35

TIOGA
Pine Creek – 1 mile; from Darling Run to a point 150 meters downstream of the confluence with Owassee Slide Hollow

VENANGO
Oil Creek – 1.6 miles; from bridge at Petroleum Center downstream to railroad bridge at Columbia Farm
Oil Creek – 1 mile; from the two green posts near the Drake Well Museum downstream to Oil Creek State Park hiking trail bridge

WASHINGTON
Dutch Fork – 1.8 miles; from the first bridge (SR 0070) upstream of the Columbia Gas Compressor Station downstream to the Dutch Fork Lake backwaters at T-487 bridge just off SR 3001 (Lake Road)
Pike Run – 1.1 miles; from the confluence with the unnamed tributary upstream of the SR 2079 bridge downstream to the powerline crossing downstream of the SR 2036 bridge

WAYNE
West Branch Wallenpaupack Creek – 1.6 miles; from 0.6 miles downstream from the Jones Creek confluence downstream to the Callapoose Rd. (SR 3009) bridge

WESTMORELAND
Indian Creek – 1.6 miles; from the T-916 bridge downstream to the SR 0381 bridge
Loyalhanna Creek – 1.7 miles; from SR 711 downstream to SR 2045

WYOMING
South Branch Tunkhannock Creek (Lackawanna / Wyoming) – 1 mile; from SR 6 downstream through Keystone College campus

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