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Trout Fishing Regulations
NORTHWEST REGION - Regulated Trout Waters
 
Northwest 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 Northwest Region.

Special regulations in this region:

Approved Trout Waters [view regulation]
BUTLER
Bear Creek – Bonnie Brook – Buffalo Creek – Connoquenessing Creek – Cornplanter Run (county line to Moorehead Road (T-658)) – Little Buffalo Run – Little Connoquenessing Creek – North Branch Slippery Rock Creek – Silver Creek – Slippery Rock Creek – Thorn Creek

CLARION
Beaver Creek – Canoe Creek – Cathers Run – Coon Creek – East Sandy Creek – Leatherwood Creek – Mill Creek – Piney Creek – Redbank Creek (county line to confluence with Little Sandy Creek) – Richey Run – Toms Run – Turkey Run

CRAWFORD
Caldwell Creek – Conneaut Creek (Dicksonburg Road (SR 4004) downstream to Missing Bridge (Pennside Road)) – East Branch Oil Creek (Clear Lake outflow downstream to mouth) – Fivemile Creek – Little Sugar Creek – McLaughlin Creek (T-890 Bridge downstream to mouth) – Muddy Creek (T-794 downstream to SR 1033) – North Deer Creek – Oil Creek (confluence with Mosey Run near Lincolnville downstream to county line) – Pine Creek – Sugar Creek (Center Road (T-549) downstream to county line) – Thompson Creek (SR 2031 downstream to mouth) – Woodcock Creek

ERIE
Cascade Creek – Conneauttee Creek – Crooked Creek – Elk Creek – French Creek (from the state line downstream to the confluence with West Branch French Creek) – South Branch French Creek – Twentymile Creek

FOREST
Beaver Run – Bluejay Creek – Coon Creek – East Hickory Creek – Little Hickory Run – Maple Creek – Queen Creek – Ross Run – Salmon Creek – South Branch Tionesta Creek – Spring Creek – The Branch – Tionesta Creek (county line downstream to Kelletville Bridge) – Toms Run – West Branch Millstone Creek – West Hickory Creek

LAWRENCE
Big Run – Deer Creek – Hickory Run – Honey Creek – Little Neshannock Creek – Neshannock Creek – North Fork Little Beaver Creek – Slippery Rock Creek (county line downstream to Heinz Camp lower property line) – Taylor Run

MERCER
Buhl Lake – Cool Spring Creek – Little Neshannock Creek – Little Shenango River – Mill Creek (trib to Cool Spring Creek) – Neshannock Creek (SR 0058 at Mercer downstream to county line) – North Deer Creek – Pine Run – Sandy Creek (SR 173 Bridge downstream to county line) – West Branch Little Neshannock Creek – Wolf Creek

VENANGO
East Branch Sugar Creek – East Sandy Creek – Hemlock Creek – Horse Creek – Little Sandy Creek – Little Scrubgrass Creek – Little Sugar Creek – Lower Twomile Run – Mill Creek – Oil Creek (county line downstream to SR 0008 bridge at Rynd Farm) – Pine Run – Pithole Creek – Prather Creek – Richey Run – Sandy Creek (county line downstream to SR 3013 (old Route 8) Bridge in Pecan) – Sugar Creek – Twomile Run (Upper Twomile Run) – West Pithole Creek

WARREN
Akeley Run – Blue Eye Run – Brokenstraw Creek – Browns Run – Caldwell Creek – East Branch Spring Creek – East Branch Tionesta Creek – East Hickory Creek – Farnsworth Branch – Fourmile Run – Hemlock Run – Jackson Run – Little Brokenstraw Creek – Perry Magee Run – Pine Creek – Queen Creek – Sixmile Run – South Branch Tionesta Creek – Spring Creek – Thompson Run – Tidioute Creek – Tionesta Creek – Twomile Run – West Branch Caldwell Creek – West Branch Tionesta Creek – West Hickory Creek

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Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing [view regulation]
BUTLER
Harbar Acres Lake

ERIE
East Basin Pond – Waterworks Ponds, Presque Isle State Park
Lake Pleasant
Upper Gravel Pit
West Basin Pond
– Waterworks Ponds, Presque Isle State Park

FOREST
Tionesta Creek – from Tionesta Dam outflow downstream

LAWRENCE
Bessemer Lake
Cascade Quarry

MERCER
Shenango River – outlet of Shenango Dam downstream to Buckeye Drive Bridge (SR 3025)

VENANGO
Two Mile Run Reservoir (Justus Lake)

WARREN
Chapman Dam Reservoir

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Catch & Release [view regulation]
WARREN
West Branch Caldwell Creek – 3.6 miles; West Branch Bridge upstream to Three Bridge Run
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Catch & Release Fly-Fishing Only [view regulation]
LAWRENCE
Slippery Rock Creek – 0.5 miles; from Heinz Camp property downstream to 0.25 miles below SR 2022 bridge

VENANGO
Little Sandy Creek – 1.3 miles; from the old bridge at Polk Center Pump House downstream to the bridge on Savannah Road (SR 3024)

WARREN
Caldwell Creek – 1.4 miles; from Selkirk highway bridge downstream to approximately 0.5 miles upstream of the Dotyville Bridge

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Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only [view regulation]
CLARION
Piney Creek – 1.2 miles; SR 2016 bridge downstream to 0.2 miles upstream of the SR 0066 bridge

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

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

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

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

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Wild Brook Trout Enhancement Program [view regulation]
FOREST / WARREN
Minister Creek – 5.0 miles; includes main stem and tributaries
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