|Harrisburg, PA - The Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) incorrectly reported yesterday that all seasons, sizes and creel limits have been temporarily lifted on Lake Williams in York County in anticipation of the York Water Company's plans to drain the lake and repair the dam.
Because of the excessive rain received in southcentral Pennsylvania recently, the water company's construction timeline has been modified. York Water now plans to drain the lake in late 2012 or possibly early 2013. As a result, current fishing regulations will remain in place until further notice.
"When a tentative date has been established, we will then raise the issue of lifting all seasons, sizes and creel limits so that anglers can harvest the fish," said Dave Miko, chief of the PFBC Division of Fisheries Management. "But for the time being, all current regulations remain in effect."
Please see the PFBC's Summary of Fishing Regulations (http://fishandboat.com/bookfish.htm) for more information. For more information on the Lake Williams project, visit the York Water Company website at www.yorkwater.com.
The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at fishandboat.com.