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Centre and Union Counties
April-May 2004


Area 4 Fisheries Manager Bob Moase with a nice brown trout at Wallace Run
Area 4 Fisheries Manager Bob Moase with a nice brown trout at Wallace Run

In late May and early April, Fish Management Area 3, assisted by Fish Management Area 4, electrofished Cherry Run, a tributary to Penns Creek in Union County, as well as Wallace Run, a tributary to Bald Eagle Creek in Centre County. These electrofishing efforts were performed to assess wild trout abundance prior to the opening of the 2004 trout season. We shocked about 300 yards of each stream and collected brook trout and brown trout in both streams. The catches from two sampling runs (excluding previously marked trout recaptured in the second electrofishing run) in each stream are summarized in the table below. The section of Cherry is in the All-Tackle Selective Harvest program with increased size and reduced creel limits while Wallace Run is under the conventional regulations.

Area 3 Fisheries Biologist Aide Josh McCormick at Wallace Run
Area 3 Fisheries Biologist Aide Josh McCormick at Wallace Run

  Cherry Run
(Number of Fish)
Wallace Run
(Number of Fish)
Size
(inches)
Brown Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Brook Trout
1 1 1    
2 19 1    
3 5 6 1 1
4 33 6 15 6
5 10 12 7 12
6 3 12   4
7 13 4   6
8 7 7 2 5
9 1   1 3
10 1     2
11 2      
12        
13     1  
14        
15        
16        
17        
18        
19     1  
Total 95 49 29 39

Area 4 Fisheries Manager Bob Moase holds a fine brook trout at Wallace Run
Area 4 Fisheries Manager Bob Moase holds a fine brook trout at Wallace Run

The stream sections we shocked on Cherry Run and Wallace Run were both formerly stocked with hatchery raised trout. Currently, both of these streams continue to support good densities of wild brook and brown trout.

Area 4 Fisheries Technician Rob Wnuk at Cherry Run
Area 4 Fisheries Technician Rob Wnuk at Cherry Run

 
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