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Trout Fishing Regulations
APPROVED TROUT WATERS OPEN TO YEAR-ROUND FISHING
 
Waters with this designation are considered “approved trout waters.” From 8 a.m. opening day of trout through Sept. 1, Commonwealth inland size and creel limits apply. From Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, and from Sept. 2 through Dec. 31, “extended season” size and creel limits apply. These waters are open to fishing from March 1 through opening day of trout season; however, no trout may be taken or possessed on these waters during this period.

It is unlawful to fish in rivers and streams designated as approved trout waters open to year-round fishing without a current trout/salmon permit (or Combination Trout/Salmon/Lake Erie permit).

A trout/salmon permit is not required to fish in lakes and ponds that have been designated as approved trout waters open to year-round fishing unless the person takes, kills, or possesses, while in the act of fishing, a trout or salmon on or in these waters.

Waters under these regulations – listed by county
ALLEGHENY
North Park Lake

ARMSTRONG
Mahoning Creek – Mahoning Creek Dam outflow downstream to the confluence of Pine Run

BEAVER
Bradys Run Lake

BEDFORD
Koon Lake

BERKS
Tulpehocken Creek – from covered bridge at T-921 downstream to the mouth
Kaercher Creek Dam – winter stocking

BLAIR
Canoe Creek Lake

BRADFORD
Mountain Lake
Sugar Run

BUCKS
Lake Luxembourg

BUTLER
Harbar Acres Lake

CAMERON
George B. Stevenson Reservoir
West Creek

CAMBRIA
Duman Lake
Lake Rowena

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

COLUMBIA
Briar Creek Lake

CUMBERLAND
Laurel Lake
Mountain Creek – from Adams County line downstream to the backwaters of Laurel Lake

DAUPHIN
Stony Creek (Dauphin / Lebanon) – from 0.4 mile upstream of Cold Spring Road downstream to State Game Lands #211 gate

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

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

FAYETTE
Dunlap Creek Lake
Virgin Run Lake
Youghiogheny River (Fayette / Somerset) – from the lake downstream to the confluence of the Casselman River

FOREST
Tionesta Creek – from Tionesta Dam outflow downstream

FULTON
Cowans Gap Lake

INDIANA
Cummings Reservoir (Blue Spruce Lake)

JEFFERSON
Cloe Lake

LACKAWANNA
Lackawanna Lake

LANCASTER
Muddy Run Rec Lake

LAWRENCE
Bessemer Lake
Cascade Quarry

LEBANON
Lakeside Quarry
Stony Creek (Dauphin / Lebanon) – from 0.4 mile upstream of Cold Spring Road downstream to State Game Lands #211 gate

LUZERNE
Frances Slocum Lake
Lake Irena
Lake Jean
(Luzerne / Sullivan)
Lake Took A While (Riverlands)
Lily Lake
Moon Lake

Sylvan 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

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

MONROE
Hidden Lake

NORTHAMPTON
Minsi Lake

PERRY
Little Buffalo Lake (Holman Lake)

POTTER
Lyman Run Reservoir

SCHUYLKILL
Sweet Arrow Lake
Tuscarora Lake
– fall stocking

SOMERSET
Blue Hole Creek – from confluence with Garys Run downstream to mouth
Fall Creek – from confluence with Ansell Run downstream to mouth
Laurel Hill Lake
Youghiogheny River (Fayette / Somerset) – from the lake downstream to the confluence of the Casselman River

SULLIVAN
Hunters Lake
Lake Jean (Luzerne / Sullivan)

SUSQUEHANNA
Quaker Lake

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

VENANGO
Two Mile Run Reservoir (Justus Lake)

WARREN
Chapman Dam Reservoir

WASHINGTON
Canonsburg Lake

WAYNE
Duck Harbor Pond
Upper Woods Pond

WESTMORELAND
Donegal Lake
Keystone Lake
Mammoth Lake
Northmoreland Lake
Tiwn Lakes Number One Reservoir (Lower Twin Lake)
Twin Lakes Number Two Reservoir (Upper Twin Lake)

WYOMING
Mehoopany Creek – from confluence with Kasson Brook downstream to confluence of North Fork Mehoopany Creek

YORK
South Branch Codorus Creek – from SR 0616 in Centerville downstream to T-527

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