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58 Pa. Code § 65.6. Delayed harvest artificial lures only areas.

§ 65.6. Delayed harvest artificial lures only areas.

 (a)  The Executive Director, with the approval of the Commission, may designate waters as delayed harvest, artificial lures only areas. The designation of waters as delayed harvest, artificial lures only areas shall be effective when the waters are posted after publication of a notice of designation in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 (b)  It is unlawful to fish in designated and posted delayed harvest, artificial lures only areas except in compliance with the following requirements:

   (1)  Fishing may be done with artificial lures only constructed of metal, plastic, rubber or wood or with flies or streamers constructed of natural or synthetic materials. Lures may be used with spinning or fly fishing gear.

   (2)  The use or possession of any natural bait, bait fish, fish bait, bait paste and similar substances, fish eggs (natural or molded) or any other edible substance is prohibited.

   (3)  Minimum size is: 9 inches, caught on, or in possession on, the waters under regulation.

   (4)  The daily creel limit is: three combined species except during the period after Labor Day and before June 15 when the daily limit shall be zero trout combined species, caught on or in possession on the waters under regulation.

   (5)  Taking of bait fish or fish bait is prohibited.

   (6)  A current trout permit is required.

 (c)  Notwithstanding the requirements of this section, an angler in a boat may possess bait and fish caught in compliance with the seasons, sizes and creel limits in effect for the water from which taken, provided that the boat angler floats through the delayed harvest artificial lures only area without stopping or engaging in the act of fishing or the boat angler puts in or takes out his boat at an access point within the delayed harvest artificial lures only area.


   The provisions of this §  65.6 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § §  2102 and 2307.


   The provisions of this §  65.6 adopted January 6, 1984, effective January 7, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 46; amended March 10, 1995, effective March 11, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 836; amended March 7, 1997, effective March 8, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 1155; amended November 24, 2004, effective January 1, 2005, 34 Pa.B. 6328; amended September 23, 2005, effective January 1, 2006, 35 Pa.B. 5261; corrected November 11, 2005, effective January 1, 2006, 35 Pa.B. 6239; amended March 28, 2008, effective March 29, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 1468; amended December 21, 2012, effective January 1, 2013, 42 Pa.B. 7684; amended March 13, 2015, effective March 14, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 1256; amended December 10, 2021, effective January 1, 2022, 51 Pa.B. 7691. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (378406) to (378407).

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