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58 Pa. Code § 65.24. Miscellaneous special regulations.

§ 65.24. Miscellaneous special regulations.

 The following waters are subject to the following miscellaneous special regulations:

CountyName of WaterSpecial Regulations
BeaverHopewell Township Park LakeBass—15-inch minimum size limit and a 2 bass daily creel limit. Panfish (combined species): 10 fish daily creel limit. Use of live fish for bait is prohibited.
Bedford Yellow Creek, Section 04, from the confluence with Beaver Creek downstream to Red Bank HillAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1 (relating to Commonwealth inland waters).
Blair, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and PerryJuniata River and its tributariesRock bass—daily creel limit is 10; open year-round; no minimum size limit.
Butler Glade Run LakeAll species except trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish except trout. All fish caught other than trout shall be immediately returned unharmed. Trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
Carbon Pohopoco Creek, Section 04, from the outlet of Beltzville Lake downstream to Hideaway Hunting and Fishing Club cable across creekAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
CentreBald Eagle Creek, from 0.38 mile upstream of Steel Hollow Run to 0.48 mile downstream of Steel Hollow RunOpen to fishing year-round. All tackle types are permitted. From June 15 through Labor Day—the daily creel limit for trout is three (combined species). Trout must be 9 inches in length to be killed or possessed. From the day after Labor Day through June 14, no trout may be killed or possessed. Inland regulations apply to all other species. This miscellaneous special regulation will remain in effect until further notice.
Centre Bald Eagle Creek, Section 06, from the confluence with Spring Creek downstream to the inlet of Sayers Lake near Boggs/Howard Township lineAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
CentreFoster Joseph Sayers LakeCrappie—10 fish daily creel limit of which no more than 5 fish may be greater than or equal to 9 inches in length.
Centre Penns Creek, Section 02, from the State Road 45 bridge in Spring Mills downstream to the confluence with Elk CreekAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
ClarionBeaver Creek PondsClosed to fishing from 12:01 a.m. January 1 to 12:01 a.m. the second Saturday in June of each year. Bass—15 inch minimum size limit and a 2 bass daily creel limit for the total project area. Panfish (combined species)—10 fish daily creel limit for the total project area. Other species—inland regulations apply.
Clinton Fishing Creek, Sections 13 and 14, from the confluence with Cedar Run downstream to Country Club Road bridge in Mill HallAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
Columbia and NorthumberlandSouth Branch of Roaring Creek from the bridge on State Route 3008 at Bear Gap upstream to the bridge on State Route 42This is a catch and release/no harvest fishery for all species. It is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish. All fish caught shall be immediately returned unharmed.
Crawford Pymatuning Reservoir Only carp and suckers may be taken by means of spearing or archery in compliance otherwise with §  63.8 (relating to long bows, crossbows, spears and gigs). Minnow seines and dip nets are restricted to no more than 4 feet in size, and the mesh of the nets shall measure no less than 1/8 nor more than 1/2-inch on a side. Float line fishing is prohibited.
Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, York Susquehanna River (98.0 miles) from the inflatable dam near Sunbury downstream to Holtwood Dam, including all tributaries to a point 1/2 mile upstream from the confluence Bass (Smallmouth and Largemouth)—No harvest year-round—catch and immediate release only. From 12:01 a.m. the second Saturday in April to 12:01 a.m. the second Saturday in June—No Bass tournaments. Remainder of the year—Catch-measure-immediate release tournaments only. It is unlawful for an angler to repeatedly cast into a clearly visible bass spawning nest or bed in an effort to catch or take bass. A bass caught and immediately returned unharmed to the waters from which taken will not be considered a violation of this section.
ErieLake PleasantIt is unlawful to use any fish, live or dead, as bait while angling at Lake Pleasant, except for ‘‘salted minnows.’’ Further, it is unlawful to release any fish into Lake Pleasant, except for those caught while angling.
Huntingdon Raystown Lake (includes Raystown Branch from the Raystown Dam downstream to the confluence with the Juniata River).Trout (all species)—no closed season. Daily limit: opening day of the regular season for trout until Labor Day—5 trout per day; day after Labor Day to opening day of the regular season for trout of the following year—3 trout per day. Size limits: Inland rules apply. Smelt may be taken from shore or by wading by means of dip nets not to exceed 20 inches in diameter or 20 inches square. The daily limit per person is the greater of 1 gallon of smelt by volume or 200 smelt by number.
HuntingdonWhipple LakeAll species except trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish except trout. All fish caught other than trout must be immediately returned unharmed. Trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1. This miscellaneous special regulation will remain in effect until further notice.
Lehigh Little Lehigh Creek, Section 04, from the confluence with Spring Creek downstream to Wild Cherry Lane bridgeAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
Lehigh Little Lehigh Creek, Section 07, from 0.25 mile upstream of Country Club Road bridge downstream to Fish Hatchery Road bridgeAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
Lehigh and Northampton Monocacy Creek, Section 09, from Schoenersville Road bridge downstream to the confluence with Lehigh RiverAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
LuzerneHarveys LakeDuring the period from the opening day of the regular season for trout through midnight the third Monday in February, the daily creel limit for trout (combined species) is 3, only one of which may exceed 18 inches in length. Warmwater/coolwater species, except as provided in this section—inland regulations apply.
Mifflin Kishacoquillas Creek, Section 05, from 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence with Tea Creek downstream to the Penn Central Railroad bridgeAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
Monroe and PikeDelaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaThe use of eel chutes, eelpots and fyke nets is prohibited. The taking of the following fishbait is prohibited: crayfish or crabs, mussels, clams and the nymphs, larva and pupae of all insects spending any part of their life cycle in the water. The taking, catching, killing and possession of any species of amphibians or reptiles within the boundaries of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is prohibited.
Northampton Martins Creek, Section 01, from the confluence of the East and West Branch of Martins Creek downstream to the outflow of the Bangor sewage treatment plant near unnamed tributaryAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
NorthamptonMinsi LakeAll species except trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish except trout. All fish caught other than trout must be immediately returned unharmed. Trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1. This miscellaneous special regulation will remain in effect until further notice.
Northampton Monocacy Creek, Section 08, from Illicks Mill Dam downstream to Schoenersville Road bridgeAll tackle types are permitted. Brown trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess brown trout at any time. All other trout species—7 inches minimum size limit—5 trout daily limit (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout to midnight on Labor Day. Catch and release/no harvest—it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any trout from 12:01 a.m. the day after Labor Day to midnight the third Sunday in February the following year. Closed to all fishing from 12:01 a.m. the third Monday in February until 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout. All species except trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1.
Somerset, Fayette, Westmoreland and AlleghenyYoughiogheny River from confluence with Casselman River downstream to the confluence with Ramcat Run Youghiogheny River from the pipeline crossing at the confluence with Lick Run downstream to the mouth of the river.Trout (all species)—no closed season. Daily limit: opening day of the regular season for trout until Labor Day—5 trout per day; day after Labor Day to opening day of the regular season for trout of the following year—3 trout per day. Inland regulations apply to warmwater/coolwater species.
WarrenAllegheny River—8.75 miles downstream from the outflow of the Allegheny Reservoir to the confluence with Conewago CreekTrout—minimum size limit—14 inches; daily creel limit—2 trout per day (combined species) from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular season for trout through midnight Labor Day, except during the period from the day after Labor Day to the opening day of the regular season for trout of the following year, when no trout may be killed or had in possession. Other inland seasons, sizes and creel limits apply.
Warren Chapman Dam Reservoir All species except trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish except trout. All fish caught other than trout must be immediately returned unharmed. Trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1. This miscellaneous special regulation will remain in effect until further notice.
WayneWest Branch Delaware RiverTrout: From the Pennsylvania/ New York border downstream to the confluence with the East River Branch of the Delaware River: no-harvest artificial lures only season on trout from October 16 until midnight of the Friday before the opening day of the regular season for trout. During the no-harvest artificial lures only season: 1. Fishing may be done with artificial lures only, constructed of metal, plastic, rubber or wood, or flies or streamers constructed of natural or synthetic materials. Lures may be used with spinning or fly fishing gear. Use or possession of any other lures or substances is prohibited. 2. The daily creel limit for trout is 0.
WestmorelandDonegal LakeAll species except trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish except trout. All fish caught other than trout must be immediately returned unharmed. Trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1. This miscellaneous special regulation will remain in effect until further notice.
YorkSheppard-Meyers ReservoirAll species except trout—catch and release/no harvest; it is unlawful to take, kill or possess any fish except trout. All fish caught other than trout must be immediately returned unharmed. Trout—inland regulations apply. See §  61.1. This miscellaneous special regulation will remain in effect until further notice.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  65.24 issued under 30 Pa.C.S. § §  305, 322, 741, 928, 2102, 2307, 2711 and 5122—5124; amended under 30 Pa.C.S. §  2307(a), section 10 of the Sunshine Act (65 P.S. §  280) and section 506 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  186).

Source

   The provisions of this §  65.24 adopted January 6, 1984, effective January 7, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 46; amended December 28, 1984, effective December 29, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 4961; amended June 6, 1986, effective June 7, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2021; amended March 13, 1987, effective March 14, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 1084; amended April 29, 1988, effective April 30, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 2030; amended March 2, 1990, effective March 3, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 1287; amended March 9, 1990, effective March 10, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 1403; amended June 1, 1990, effective June 2, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 2928; amended February 1, 1991, effective February 2, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 422; amended February 8, 1991, effective February 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 498; amended March 6, 1992, effective March 7, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 949; amended February 12, 1993, effective February 13, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 741; amended February 12, 1993, effective February 13, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 744; amended February 26, 1993, effective February 27, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 942; amended April 15, 1994, effective April 16, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1958; amended March 10, 1995, effective March 11, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 834 and 836; amended November 22, 1995, effective November 23, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 5970; amended April 12, 1996, effective April 13, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 1706; amended June 28, 1996, effective June 29, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 2995; amended March 7, 1997, effective March 8, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 1155; amended October 31, 1997, effective November 1, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 5605; amended November 7, 1997, effective November 8, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 5779; amended September 25, 1998, effective September 26, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 4788; amended December 11, 1998, effective December 12, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 6081; amended February 26, 1999, effective February 27, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 1069; amended June 25, 1999, effective June 26, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3210; amended June 25, 1999, effective June 26, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3212; amended November 5, 1999, effective November 6, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 5717; amended November 5, 1999, effective November 6, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 5719; amended February 18, 2000, effective February 19, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 872; amended September 15, 2000, effective September 16, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 4814; amended April 19, 2002, effective April 20, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1962; amended September 13, 2002, effective September 14, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 4483; amended March 4, 2003, effective March 8, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1229; amended July 18, 2003, effective July 19, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 3496; amended December 12, 2003, effective January 1, 2004, 33 Pa.B. 6061; amended February 27, 2004, effective February 28, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 1231; amended July 9, 2004, effective July 10, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3600; amended July 9, 2004, effective January 1, 2005, 34 Pa.B. 3599; amended November 24, 2004, effective January 1, 2005, 34 Pa.B. 6328; amended December 3, 2004, effective January 1, 2005, 34 Pa.B. 6418; amended September 9, 2005, effective January 1, 2006, 35 Pa.B. 5007; amended September 16, 2005, effective September 17, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 5124; amended September 23, 2005, effective January 1, 2006, 35 Pa.B. 5261; amended March 10, 2006, effective March 20, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 1126; amended August 25, 2006, effective August 26, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 4724; amended September 22, 2006, effective January 1, 2007, 36 Pa.B. 5878; amended December 8, 2006, effective December 9, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7449; amended September 7, 2007, effective September 8, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 4870; amended April 10, 2009, effective April 11, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 1860; amended July 2 2010, effective July 3, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3663; amended June 10, 2011, effective June 11, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2950; amended October 7, 2011, effective October 8, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 5367; amended December 30, 2011, effective January 1, 2012, 41 Pa.B. 6970; amended June 15, 2012, effective June 16, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 3445; amended September 13, 2013, effective January 1, 2014, 43 Pa.B. 5451; amended September 13, 2013, effective September 14, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 5452; amended July 17, 2015, effective July 18, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 3840; amended September 25, 2015, effective January 1, 2016, with the exception of the amendments to Opossum Lake, Cumberland County, and Leaser Lake, Lehigh County, effective June 18, 2016, 45 Pa.B. 5788; amended April 1, 2016, effective June 19, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 1650; amended August 26, 2016, effective January 1, 2017, 46 Pa.B. 5539; corrected 46 Pa.B. 5731; amended March 10, 2017, effective March 11, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 1465 and 1466; amended August 31, 2018, effective September 1, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 5468; amended June 21, 2019, effective June 22, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 3215; amended December 13, 2019, effective December 14, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 7296 and 7297; amended January 22, 2021, effective January 1, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 430; amended January 22, 2021, effective January 1, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 431 and 433; amended April 2, 2021, effective April 3, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 1799, 1800 and 1801; amended December 10, 2021, effective January 1, 2022, 51 Pa.B. 7691 and 7697; amended December 10, 2021, effective December 11, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 7703; amended September 16, 2022, effective January 1, 2023, 52 Pa.B. 5950 and 5951; amended March 3, 2023, effective March 4, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 1385; amended December 8, 2023, effective January 1, 2024, 53 Pa.B. 7595. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (413803) to (413804), (411343) to (411344) and (413805) to (413808).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa.B. §  63.43 (relating to fishing for bass during spring season).



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