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Trout Fishing Regulations
TROPHY TROUT PROJECTS
 
  • Open to fishing year-round (no closed season).
  • Minimum size – 14 inches, caught on, or in possession on, the waters under these regulations from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular trout season through Labor Day.
  • The daily creel limit is two trout – combined species – from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular trout season through Labor Day, except during the period from the day after Labor Day to 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular trout season of the following year, when no trout may be killed or had in possession on the waters under these regulations.
  • 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 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
CENTRE
Lick Run – 2.5 miles; from the headwaters to the mouth

CLINTON
Fishing Creek – 0.9 mile; from the private lane bridge at the Tylersville State Fish Hatchery downstream to the State Game Lands #295 boundary (located 300 yards downstream of the upstream SR 2002 bridge) and 2.1 miles; from a point 1.3 miles upstream of the lower SR 2002 bridge downstream to Fleming’s Bridge (SR 2004) at the Lamar Fish Hatchery

LACKAWANNA
Lackawanna River – 5.2 miles; from the Gilmartin Street Bridge in Archbald downstream to the Lackawanna Avenue Bridge (SR 0347) in Olyphant. Excepted is a mid-section area extending 0.7 mile from the Depot Street Bridge in Jessup downstream to the foot bridge in Robert Mellow Park

LYCOMING
Cedar Run (Lycoming / Tioga) – 7.2 miles; from the confluence with Buck Run downstream to the mouth

McKEAN
East Branch Tunungwant Creek – 3 miles; from the confluence with Pigeon Run downstream to the Main Street Bridge in Lewis Run

NORTHAMPTON
Monocacy Creek – 1.9 miles; from Illick’s Mill Dam upstream to and including the Gertrude Fox Conservation Area
Saucon Creek – 2.1 miles; from the upstream boundary of the city of Bethlehem property downstream to the SR 0412 bridge

TIOGA
Cedar Run (Lycoming / Tioga) – 7.2 miles; from the confluence with Buck Run downstream to the mouth

YORK
Codorus Creek – 2 miles; from the confluence of the West Branch downstream to a point that is 0.4 mile downstream from SR 3082 (Porters Road)

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