FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION
Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program; Trout—2023
[53 Pa.B. 1034]
[Saturday, February 18, 2023]
Acting under the authority of 58 Pa. Code § 65.20 (relating to Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program), the Executive Director has designated March 25, 2023, as Mentored Youth Fishing Day for trout, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m., in stocked trout waters designated under 58 Pa. Code § 63.3 (relating to fishing in stocked trout waters) and the waters identified as follows that are normally closed to trout fishing on those dates. This designation under § 65.20 will be effective upon publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
To participate, anglers 16 years of age or older (adult anglers) must possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and current trout permit and be accompanied by a youth (under 16 years of age) who has obtained a mentored youth permit or a voluntary youth license from the Fish and Boat Commission (Commission). Youth anglers must possess a 2023-mentored youth permit or voluntary youth license obtained from the Commission and be accompanied by a licensed adult angler to participate.
Although waters included in the Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program (Program) will be open to accompanying adult anglers, only youth anglers with a 2023 voluntary youth license or mentored youth permit may possess a total of two trout (combined species) with a minimum length of 7 inches. Adult anglers are prohibited from possessing trout. Other Commonwealth inland regulations will apply. It is unlawful to fish in waters designated as part of the Program except in compliance with the requirements of § 65.20 when participating in the Program.
The waters included in the Program on March 25, 2023, are the stocked trout waters Statewide. Special regulation areas are not included in the Program. A listing of stocked trout waters is published in the Commission's ''Summary of Fishing Regulations and Laws'' available from the Commission at P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000. The map of stocked trout waters can also be found at https://pfbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3292981a1fcf415e9ce4a4a7a3ce98e2.
In addition, the Executive Director has identified the following waters as being included in the Program on March 25, 2023:
County Water Cambria Carrolltown Rod and Gun Club Dam Centre Beauty Run (sections 1 and 2—headwaters to mouth) Centre Eddy Lick Run (sections 1 and 2—headwaters to mouth) Centre Little Sandy Run Ponds Centre Sandy Run (sections 1 and 2—headwaters to mouth) Centre South Fork Beech Creek (sections 1, 2 and 3—headwaters to mouth) Centre Wolf Run (sections 1, 2 and 3—headwaters to mouth) Clarion Pine Creek (section 1—headwaters to mouth) Elk Blue Valley Pond Erie Hirtzel Pond Jefferson Ferguson Run (section 1—headwaters to mouth) Lancaster Donegal Creek (200 yards upstream and 200 downstream of Route 772 bridge) Somerset Quemahoning Rod and Gun Club Dam Somerset Windber Sportsmen's Association Dam York Kreutz Creek (bridge at Stricter School Road) York Starview Sportsmen's Association Dam
TIMOTHY D. SCHAEFFER,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-237. Filed for public inspection February 17, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]
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