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Trout Fishing Regulations
NORTHCENTRAL REGION - Regulated Trout Waters
 
Northcentral Region Opening Day of Trout Season for counties in this region: April 12, 2014. In effect for all approved trout waters (listed below) within the Northcentral Region, except for the 2 waters listed with an opening day of March 29, 2014.

Special regulations in this region:

Approved Trout Waters – March 29 Opening Day [view regulation]
These Northcentral Region waters flow beyond the counties designated as part of the Regional Opening Day of Trout Season and are included as part of this trout program.

NORTHUMBERLAND
Mahantango Creek

SNYDER
West Branch Mahantango Creek

Approved Trout Waters – April 12 Opening Day [view regulation]
CAMERON
Brooks Run – Clear Creek – Driftwood Branch Sinnemahoning Creek – East Branch Cowley Run – East Branch Hicks Run – First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek – Hicks Run – Mix Run – North Creek – Sinnemahoning Portage Creek – Upper Jerry Run – West Branch Cowley Run – West Branch Hicks Run – Wykoff Run

CENTRE
Bald Eagle Creek (T-305 near Port Matilda downstream to 0.5 miles downstream of Boggs-Howard Township line) – Big Poe Creek – Black Moshannon Creek – Cold Stream (from outflow of Cold Stream Dam upstream 1 mile to the power line crossing) – Cold Stream Dam – Eddy Lick Run – Little Fishing Creek (SR 0064 bridge near Hublersburg downstream to county line) – Marsh Creek – Mountain Branch – Penns Creek (SR 0045 Bridge in Spring Mills downstream to confluence with Elk Creek) – Pine Creek (Stony Run Road Bridge downstream to first bridge on Pine Creek Road) – Poe Lake – Seven Mountains Boy Scout Pond – Sinking Creek – Sixmile Run – South Fork Beech Creek – Wallace Run – White Deer Creek – Wolf Run

CLEARFIELD
Anderson Creek – Beaver Run – Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek – Chest Creek – Curry Run – East Branch Mahoning Creek (confluence with Beech Run downstream to county line) – Gazzam Run – Gifford Run – Goss Run Dam – Hockenberry Run – Janesville Dam – Juniata Lake (Tannery Dam) – Laborde Branch – Laurel Run (tributary to Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek) – Laurel Run (tributary to East Branch Mahoning Creek) – Little Clearfield Creek – Little Muddy Run – Medix Run – Moose Creek – North Witmer Run – Parker Lake – South Witmer Run – West Branch Susquehanna River (confluence with Anderson Creek to SR 2024 crossing at Porters Bridge) – Wilson Run – Wolf Run (county line to mouth)

CLINTON
Baker Run – Cooks Run – Fishing Creek (confluence with Cedar Run downstream to mouth) – Hyner Run – Kettle Creek (county line downstream to Owl Hollow) – Left Branch Young Womans Creek – Little Fishing Creek – Right Branch Hyner Run – Young Womans Creek

ELK
Bear Creek – Belmouth Run – Big Mill Creek – Boggy Run – Byrnes Run – Crooked Creek – East Branch Clarion River – East Branch Hicks Run – East Branch Millstone Creek – East Branch Spring Creek – Elk Creek – Hicks Run – Hoffman Run – Laurel Run Reservoir – Little Toby Creek – Maxwell Run – Mead Run – Medix Run – Millstone Creek – Mix Run – Powers Run – Ridgway Reservoir – Rocky Run – Spring Creek – Twin Lakes – West Branch Clarion River – West Branch Hicks Run – West Branch Millstone Creek – Wilson Run – Wolf Run

JEFFERSON
Big Run (tributary to Little Sandy Creek) – Big Run (tributary to Mahoning Creek) – Callen Run – Canoe Creek – Cathers Run – Clear Creek – Clear Run – East Branch Mahoning Creek – Fivemile Run (tributary to Sandy Lick Creek) – Laurel Run (tributary to East Branch Mahoning Creek) – Little Sandy Creek – Little Toby Creek – Mill Creek (tributary to Clarion River) – Mill Creek (tributary to Sandy Lick Creek) – North Fork Redbank Creek – Pekin Run – Rattlesnake Creek – Rattlesnake Run – Redbank Creek – Sandy Lick Creek – Walburn Run – Wolf Run

LYCOMING
Hoagland Run – Larrys Creek (water company filtration plant downstream to 1.0 mile downstream of confluence with First Fork Larrys Creek) – Little Bear Creek – Little Muncy Creek (SR 0118 bridge downstream to confluence with Big Run) – Little Pine Creek – Loyalsock Creek (county line downstream to SR 0973) – Lycoming Creek (confluence with Roaring Branch downstream to confluence with Hoagland Run) – Mill Creek (Warrensville, 0.5 miles upstream of T-846 bridge downstream to SR 2039 bridge downstream of Warrensville) – Muncy Creek (county line downstream to confluence with Little Muncy Creek) – Pleasant Stream – Rock Run (tributary to Lycoming Creek) – Spring Creek – Upper Pine Bottom Run – White Deer Hole Creek

McKEAN
Allegheny River (county line downstream to confluence with Allegheny Portage Creek) – Bell Run – Brewer Run – Chappel Fork – Combs Creek – East Branch Tionesta Creek – Hamlin Lake – Havens Run – Kinzua Creek – Marvin Creek – North Branch Sugar Run – Potato Creek (confluence of East Branch Potato Creek and Havens Run downstream to confluence with Marvin Creek) – Red Mill Brook – Sartwell Creek (county line to mouth) – Sevenmile Run – Skinner Creek – South Branch Kinzua Creek – Sugar Run – Twomile Run – West Branch Clarion River – West Branch Potato Creek – Willow Creek

MONTOUR
Mahoning Creek (from SR 0054 to the mouth) – Mauses Creek – Roaring Creek

NORTHUMBERLAND
Little Shamokin Creek – Schwaben Creek – South Branch Roaring Creek – Zerbe Run Rod & Gun Club Pond

POTTER
Allegheny River – Bailey Run – Bell Run – Big Moores Run – Cowanesque River – East Branch Cowley Run – East Branch Fishing Creek – East Fork Sinnemahoning Creek – Elevenmile Creek – First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek – Fishing Creek – Freeman Run – Genesee River – Kettle Creek – Little Kettle Creek – Lyman Run – Middle Branch Genesee River – Oswayo Creek (confluence with Clara Creek downstream to Sharon Center Bridge (T-372)) – Pine Creek – Sartwell Creek – South Branch Oswayo Creek – South Woods Branch – West Branch Cowley Run – West Branch Genesee River – West Branch Pine Creek

SNYDER
Kern Run – Middle Creek (headwaters downstream to 0.5 miles downstream of SR 0522 Bridge at Middleburg) – North Branch Mahantango Creek – North Branch Middle Creek – South Branch Middle Creek – Swift Run

TIOGA
Asaph Run – Corey Creek – Cowanesque River (county line downstream to confluence with Troupes Creek) – East Branch Stony Fork – Long Run (tributary to Pine Creek) – Marsh Creek (SR 3024 downstream to mouth) – Mill Creek – Pine Creek – Seeley Creek – Stony Fork – Tioga River (county line downstream to confluence with Fall Brook)

UNION
Buffalo Creek (T-366 bridge downstream to confluence with Rapid Run) – Halfway Lake – Laurel Run – North Branch Buffalo Creek – Penns Creek (0.3 miles downstream of confluence with Cherry Run downstream to SR 0235 Bridge in Glen Iron) – Rapid Run (from outflow of Halfway Lake to mouth) – Spring Creek – Spruce Run – White Deer Creek (from Cooper Mill Bridge to mouth)

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Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing [view regulation]
CAMERON
George B. Stevenson Reservoir
West Creek

CLEARFIELD
West Branch Susquehanna River – SR 1001 Bridge near Hyde to first Railroad Bridge downstream of the confluence with Moose Creek

CLINTON
Kettle Creek Lake

ELK
Straight Creek
West Creek – SR 1008 at Rathbun downstream to SR 3001 at Howard Siding

JEFFERSON
Cloe Lake

LYCOMING
Little Pine Lake
Pine Creek – from 150 meters upstream of the confluence with Naval Run downstream to the confluence with Little Pine Creek

McKEAN
Bradford City Number Three Reservoir
Meade Run

POTTER
Lyman Run Reservoir

TIOGA
Beechwood Lake
Hamilton Lake
Pine Creek – from SR 0414 bridge in Blackwell downstream to the confluence with Slate Run

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Catch & Release [view regulation]
CAMERON
Hunts Run – 4.7 miles; from confluence with McNuff Branch downstream to the mouth

CLINTON
Fishing Creek – 2 miles; from State Game Lands #295 boundary (located 300 yards downstream of the upstream SR 2002 bridge) downstream to a point 1.3 miles upstream of the lower SR 2002 bridge
Rauchtown Creek – 1.2 miles; from the confluence of Rockey Run and Krape Run downstream to the SR 0880 crossing upstream of the Ravensburg St. Park Picnic Area
Young Womans Creek – 5.7 miles; from the Beechwood Trail downstream to a point 0.7 miles upstream of the confluence with the Left Branch Young Womans Creek

LYCOMING
Grays Run – 2.2 miles; from the Grays Run Hunting Club property line downstream to the concrete bridge on T-842 (Grays Run Road) at the old CCC camp

MIFFLIN
Penns Creek (Mifflin / Union) – 3.9 miles; from approximately 650 yards downstream of Swift Run downstream to approximately 550 yards downstream of Cherry Run

POTTER
Cross Fork – 5.4 miles; from Bear Trap Lodge downstream to the Weed property

UNION
Cherry Run – 2.7 miles; from the mouth upstream a distance of 2.7 miles
Penns Creek (Mifflin / Union) – 3.9 miles; from approximately 650 yards downstream of Swift Run downstream to approximately 550 yards downstream of Cherry Run

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Catch & Release All Tackle [view regulation]
CENTRE
Spring Creek – 16.5 miles; from the Boalsburg Road Bridge (SR 3010) at Oak Hall upstream of Hanson Quarry (formerly HRI/Neidig Bros. Quarry) downstream to the mouth with the exception of special regulations area at Fisherman’s Paradise (Catch & Release Fly-Fishing Only) and the Exhibition Area in Bellefonte

ELK
Clarion River – 8.6 miles; from the confluence of the East and West branches downstream to the Main St. Bridge (SR 948) in Ridgway

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Catch & Release Fly-Fishing Only [view regulation]
CAMERON
Driftwood Branch Sinnemahoning Creek – 1.4 miles; from the Shippen Township Building downstream to 330 yards upstream of the SR 0120 bridge near Emporium

CENTRE
Spring Creek (Fisherman’s Paradise) – 0.8 miles; from a point adjacent to the Stackhouse School Pistol Range downstream to the lower boundary of Bellefonte State Fish Hatchery grounds

ELK
West Branch Clarion River – 0.5 miles; from intersection of SR 219 and SR 4003 upstream to the former Texas Gulf Sulphur property line 0.6 miles upstream of SR 4003 bridge

JEFFERSON
North Fork Redbank Creek – 1.9 miles; from SR 322 in Brookville upstream 1.9 miles, except a 110-yard section from the Brookville Water Authority Dam downstream to the wire across the creek

LYCOMING
Slate Run (Lycoming / Tioga) – 7 miles; from the confluence of the Cushman and Francis branches downstream to the mouth

McKEAN
Marvin Creek – 0.9 miles; from vicinity of the high voltage line 3 miles south of Smethport downstream for a distance of 0.9 miles

POTTER
Kettle Creek – 1.7 miles; from a sign located 500 feet downstream of the SR 0144 bridge to a sign located 1.7 miles upstream of the lower boundary

TIOGA
Francis Branch (tributary to Slate Run) – 1.7 miles; from mouth upstream to Kramer Hollow
Slate Run (Lycoming / Tioga) – 7 miles; from the confluence of the Cushman and Francis branches downstream to the mouth

UNION
White Deer Creek – 3.1 miles; from Cooper Mill Road upstream to Union/Centre County line

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Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only [view regulation]
CENTRE
Black Moshannon Creek – 1.3 miles; from Dry Hollow downstream to 0.3 miles downstream of the Huckleberry Road 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

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

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

POTTER
Allegheny River – 2.7 miles; from Pond Road 0.3 miles 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

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

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

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Trophy Trout Projects [view regulation]
CENTRE
Lick Run – 2.5 miles; from the headwaters to the mouth

CLINTON
Fishing Creek – 0.9 miles; 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

LYCOMING / TIOGA
Cedar Run – 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

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Wild Brook Trout Enhancement Program [view regulation]
POTTER
Birch Run Watershed – Entire watershed, which includes 5.3 miles of Birch Run and its tributaries
Lyman Run – Lyman Run basin from the inflow to Lyman Lake upstream on Lyman Run to its headwaters, a distance of 5.3 miles, and including all tributaries to this portion of Lyman Run

POTTER / TIOGA
Upper Kettle Creek Basin – 28.3 miles; from the main stem of Kettle Creek from the headwaters downstream to the confluence with Long Run including Long Run and all tributaries upstream to the headwaters

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