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Trout Fishing Regulations
CATCH AND RELEASE ALL TACKLE
 
  • Open to fishing year-round.
  • Fishing is permitted on a 24-hour basis.
  • No trout may be killed or had in possession.
  • Fishing may be done with artificial lures, flies or streamers, natural bait, baitfish and fishbait. Spinning or fly fishing gear may be used in these areas.
  • An angler in a boat may possess bait and fish caught in compliance with the seasons, sizes and creel limits in effect for a water from which it was taken, provided that the boat angler floats through the Catch and Release All Tackle 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 Catch and Release All Tackle area.
  • A current trout/salmon permit (or Combination Trout/Salmon/Lake Erie permit) is required.
Waters under these regulations – listed by county
BLAIR
Little Juniata River (Blair / Huntingdon) – 13.7 miles; from the railroad bridge at the east (downstream) border of Ironville downstream to mouth

CENTRE
Spring Creek – 16.22 miles; from the Boalsburg Road Bridge (SR 3010) at Oak Hall upstream of Hanson Quarry (formerly HRI/Neidig Bros. Quarry) downstream to the mouth with the exception of special regulations area at Fisherman’s Paradise (Catch & Release Fly-Fishing Only) and the Exhibition Area in Bellefonte

CHESTER
Valley Creek (Chester / Montgomery) – at Valley Forge and tributaries including Little Valley Creek. Be aware that Valley Forge National Historic Park has imposed special bait restrictions. Check local posters.

ELK
Clarion River – 8.48 miles; from the confluence of the East and West branches downstream to the Main St. Bridge (SR 948) in Ridgway

HUNTINGDON
Little Juniata River (Blair / Huntingdon) – 13.7 miles; from the railroad bridge at the east (downstream) border of Ironville downstream to mouth

LYCOMING
Pine Creek – 2.88 miles; from the confluence with Slate Run downstream to the confluence with Bonnell Run at DCNR Clark Farm Access Area

MONTGOMERY
Valley Creek (Chester / Montgomery) – at Valley Forge and tributaries including Little Valley Creek. Be aware that Valley Forge National Historic Park has imposed special bait restrictions. Check local posters.

POTTER
Upper Kettle Creek Basin – 28.3 miles; from the main stem of Kettle Creek from the headwaters downstream to the confluence with Long Run including Long Run and all tributaries upstream to the headwaters

Alternate listings
Statewide Interactive Maps
Pennsylvania waters and regulatory information is listed within our County Guide and/or Special Fishing Regulations interactive maps.
Regional by Category
Waters are grouped by specific regulation within each of the Commission's 6 regions, choose a region from map below, or: NWNCNESWSCSE
PA map showing PFBC regions
 
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