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Special Regulations by Location
MISCELLANEOUS WATERS WITH SPECIAL REGULATIONS

These special regulations apply to fish species identified for each location and regulation. Fish species not covered by a special regulation in these locales – inland regulations apply unless otherwise designated for these species.

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BEAVER
Hopewell Township Park Lake
  • Bass – 15-inch minimum size, creel limit 2 per day.
  • Panfish – Creel limit 10 combined species per day.
  • Use of live fish for bait is prohibited.
  • Refer to Big Bass Program for NO HARVEST dates.

BLAIR / HUNTINGDON / JUNIATA / MIFFLIN / PERRY
Juniata River and tributaries

  • The daily creel limit of rock bass is 10; open season year-round; no minimum size limit.

CENTRE
Penns Creek – 7 miles; from the confluence with Elk Creek downstream to the Catch and Release area.

  • Trout (all species), all other species, inland regulations apply. Open to fishing year-round
  • From 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular trout season through Labor Day, the slot limit for trout is at least 7 inches and less than 12 inches in length, caught on, or in possession. and the daily limit is 2 (combined species).
  • From the day after Labor Day until 8 a.m. of the opening day of the trout season of the following year, no trout may be killed or had in possession.
  • Fishing may be done with articifical lures, flies or streamers, natural bait, baitfish and fish bait. Spinning or fly fishing gear may be used on this water.

CHESTER
Elk Creek (Big Elk Creek)

  • Maximum size limit of 8 inches applies to taking or possessing blueback herring and alewife.

CLARION
Beaver Creek Ponds

  • Closed to fishing from Jan. 1 through opening day of bass season.
  • Bass – 15-inch minimum size, creel limit 2 per day on entire project area.
  • Panfish – Creel limit 10 per day combined species on entire area.

COLUMBIA / NORTHUMBERLAND
South Branch of Roaring Creek

  • From the bridge on State Route 3008 at Bear Gap upstream to the bridge on State Route 42 – This is a catch and release/no harvest fishery for all species. It is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish. All fish caught must be immediately returned unharmed.

CRAWFORD
Paden Creek, Linesville Creek and Shenango River

  • Nursery waters closed to all fishing March 1 through May 1. Waters involved are Paden Creek (Finley Creek) from the mouth upstream to “Finley Bridge” on U.S. Route 6, Linesville Creek from the mouth (Pymatuning Sanctuary) upstream to the Conrail Railroad bridge north of U.S. Route 6 in Linesville, and the Shenango River, from the Pymatuning Lake Sanctuary boundary at the Route 285 bridge, locally known as Blair Bridge, upstream 100 yards.

CRAWFORD / ERIE
Conneaut Creek

CUMBERLAND
Opossum Lake

  • All species except trout - catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish except trout. All fish caught other than trout must be immediately returned unharmed. This miscellaneous special regulation will remain in effect until June 18, 2016.

    Trout - inland regulations apply.

HUNTINGDON
Raystown Lake and Raystown Branch -- From dam downstream to Juniata River

  • Trout (all species) no closed season.
  • Creel limit 5 per day during regular season; 3 per day from the day after Labor Day to 8 a.m. on the opening day of the next regular season, minimum size – 7 inches.

Raystown Lake and Tributaries

  • Smelt may be taken with a dip net from the shore or by wading only. Dip net may not exceed 20 inches in diameter or square.
  • Daily limit – 200 smelt or one gallon by volume, whichever is greater.

LEHIGH
Leaser Lake

  • All species, except trout–catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish, except trout. All fish caught other than trout must immediately returned unharmed. This regulation will remain in effect until June 18, 2016.

    For trout, inland regulations apply.

LUZERNE
Harveys Lake

  • The daily limit is 3 trout (combined species) during the period from 8 a.m. on the opening day of trout season through March 31. Only one of the 3 trout daily limit may exceed 18 inches in length.
  • The lake is closed to fishing from April 1 until 8 a.m. on the opening day of trout season.
  • Inland regulations apply to warmwater/coolwater species.

MERCER
Buhl Park Lake (Lake Julia)

  • Closed to all fishing from January 1 to 8 a.m. on the opening day of regular trout season and from November 1 through December 31.

MONROE / NORTHAMPTON / PIKE
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

  • The use of eel chutes, eelpots and fyke nets is prohibited.
  • The taking of the following fishbait is prohibited: Crayfish or crabs, mussels, clams and the nymphs, larvae and pupae of all insects spending any part of their life cycle in the water.
  • The taking, catching, killing and possession of any species of amphibian or reptile within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is prohibited.

SOMERSET / FAYETTE / WESTMORELAND / ALLEGHENY
Youghiogheny River – From the confluence with the Casselman River downstream to the confluence with Ramcat Run and Youghiogheny River from the PA Route 381 bridge at Ohiopyle downstream to the mouth of the river.

  • No closed season on trout.
  • Daily limit
    — Opening day of the trout season through Labor Day – 5 trout
    — the day after Labor Day through the opening day of the trout season of the following year – 3 trout.
  • For all other species, inland regulations apply. See All-Tackle Trophy-Trout regulations.

WARREN
Allegheny River – 8.75 miles from the outflow of the Allegheny Reservoir downstream to the confluence of Conewango Creek.

  • From 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular trout season through Labor Day, the minimum size for trout is 14 inches and the daily limit is 2 (combined species).
  • From Labor Day until 8 a.m. of the opening day of the trout season of the following year, no trout may be killed or had in possession.

WASHINGTON
Little Chartiers Creek – From Canonsburg Lake Dam approximately 0.25 miles downstream to the mouth.

  • No fishing from March 1 until 8 a.m. opening day of the trout season.

WAYNE
West Branch Delaware River – From the Pennsylvania/New York border downstream to the confluence with the East Branch of the Delaware River.

  • Artificial-Lures-Only season runs from October 16 until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the trout season.
  • 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 lures may be used with spinning or fly fishing gear.
  • The use or possession of natural bait, baitfish, fishbait, bait paste and similar substances, fish eggs (natural or molded), or any other edible substance is prohibited.
  • The daily creel limit of trout is zero (0) during the artificial-lures-only season.

WESTMORELAND
Indian Lake (North Huntingdon Township)

  • Bass – 15-inch minimum size limit. Daily limit 2 per day. Refer to Big Bass Program for NO HARVEST dates.
  • Panfish (combined species) – Daily limit 10 per day.

WYOMING
Lake Winola

  • Only bass less than 12 inches and over 18 inches in length may be harvested. Refer to Big Bass Program for NO HARVEST dates.
  • The daily creel limit is 6, but only one of those bass may be over 18 inches in length.
 
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