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58 Pa. Code § 63.10. Ice fishing.

§ 63.10. Ice fishing.

 (a)  Ice fishing is fishing through holes in the ice.

 (b)  It is unlawful while ice fishing to use more than five fishing devices as authorized in §  63.6 (relating to authorized devices for game fish, baitfish and fishbait). Each device shall contain a single fishing line. There is not a restriction on the number of hooks that may be used for ice fishing, except when fishing in the Pymatuning Reservoir where no more than three hooks shall be attached to each line used in fishing.

 (c)  Reserved.

 (d)  It is unlawful to fish through holes in the ice that measure more than 10 inches between the farthest points as measured in any direction.


   The provisions of this §  63.10 amended under section 10 of the Sunshine Act (65 P. S. §  280); section 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  186); and under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. §  2102.


   The provisions of this §  63.10 adopted January 6, 1984, effective January 7, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 46; amended November 5, 1999, effective November 6, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 5717; amended February 27, 2004, effective February 28, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 1231; amended March 21, 2014, effective March 22, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1762; amended September 17, 2021, effective September 18, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 6028. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (378393) and (317919).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  63.6 (relating to authorized devices for game fish, baitfish and fishbait).

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