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58 Pa. Code § 69.12a. Special regulations applicable to Lake Erie tributary streams.

§ 69.12a. Special regulations applicable to Lake Erie tributary streams.

 (a)  The following Lake Erie tributary streams are designated as Nursery Waters—Trout Run and its tributaries; Godfrey Run; Orchard Beach Run; and Crooked Creek (where posted). It is unlawful to fish, wade or possess fishing equipment while in or along Lake Erie tributary streams designated as Nursery Waters.

 (b)  Archery fishing or spear fishing is prohibited in or along Lake Erie tributary streams.

 (c)  From 12:01 a.m. on the day after Labor Day, until the opening day of the regular season for trout of the following year, all Lake Erie tributary streams are closed to fishing from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on the following day except for Walnut Creek north of Manchester Road Bridge and Elk Creek north of Route 5.

 (d)  It is unlawful to fish from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. of the following day within 50 yards of the mouth of both Trout Run and Godfrey Run while fishing the Lake Erie shoreline.


   The provisions of this §  69.12a amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. §  2102.


   The provisions of this §  69.12a adopted March 7, 2003, effective March 8, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 1230; amended September 22, 2006, effective January 1, 2007, 36 Pa.B. 5872; amended August 29, 2008, effective August 30, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 4765; amended December 10, 2021, effective January 1, 2022, 51 Pa.B. 7691. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (401241).

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