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58 Pa. Code § 65.11. Panfish enhancement.

§ 65.11. Panfish enhancement.

 (a)  The Executive Director, with the approval of the Commission, may designate waters as ‘‘panfish enhancement’’ waters. The designation may be limited to one, two or all three of the panfish species listed in subsection (b). The designation shall be effective when the waters are so posted after publication of a notice of designation in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 (b)  It is unlawful to fish in designated and posted ‘‘panfish enhancement’’ waters except in compliance with the following seasons and size and creel limits:

Species  Seasons Minimum Size Daily Limit
Sunfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed and redear)  Open year-round 7 inches  20*
Crappie (black and white)  9 inches 20*
Yellow perch  9 inches 20*
Other species—inland seasons and size and creel limits apply.

   * When panfish enhancement regulations apply to more than 1 species in the same waterway, the creel limit is 20 for each species with the total creel not to exceed 50 panfish combined. For purposes of this section, panfish include catfish, rock bass, suckers, carp and white bass.


   The provisions of this §  65.11 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § §  2102 and 2307.


   The provisions of this §  65.11 adopted April 10, 1998, effective April 11, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 1755; amended November 5, 1999, effective November 6, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 5720; amended September 25, 2015, effective January 1, 2016, 45 Pa.B. 5788. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (376455) to (376456).

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