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Trout Fishing Regulations
SOUTHEAST REGION - Regulated Trout Waters
 
Southeast Region Opening Day of Trout Season for counties in this region: April 1, 2017. In effect for all stocked trout waters (listed below) within the Southeast Region.

Special regulations in this region:

Stocked Trout Waters [view regulation]
BERKS
Allegheny Creek (inseason only) – Antietam Creek – Antietam Reservoir – Furnace Creek (Robesonia) – Hay Creek – Kistler Creek – Little Lehigh Creek – Little Swatara Creek – Maiden Creek (confluence with Kistler Creek in Kempton downstream to dam in Lenhartsville) – Manatawny Creek – Mill Creek (trib. to Sacony Creek) – Mill Creek (trib. to Schuylkill River) – Mill Creek (trib. to Tulpehocken Creek) – Northkill Creek – Ontelaunee Creek (Spring House Road Bridge (SR 4024) downstream to mouth) – Perkiomen Creek – Pine Creek (trib. to Maiden Creek) – Sacony Creek (Bowers Rd. (T-616) downstream to SR 222 Kutztown By-pass) – Scotts Run Lake – Spring Creek – Swamp Creek (approximately 350 yards above powerline, downstream to mouth in Morgantown) – Tulpehocken Creek (Marion Twp R&G Club downstream to vicinity of Charming Forge Rd.) – Willow Creek – Wyomissing Creek (headwaters downstream to SR 0222)

BUCKS
Delaware Canal (Two Sections-Upper Washington Crossing State Park and Lower Washington Crossing State Park downstream to East Maple Street Bridge in Morrisville) – East Branch Perkiomen Creek (Branch Road Bridge (T-431) downstream through Sellersville) – Levittown Lake – Neshaminy Creek (Two sections-Valley Road to Mill Road near Jamison and from the dam at the causeway in Tyler State Park downstream to the bridge on SR 332) – Tohickon Creek (Dark Hollow Rd. downstream to mouth) – Unami Creek (Milford Township Park downstream to Trumbauersville Road (SR 4051))

CHESTER
Beaver Creek (at Downingtown) – Big Elk Creek – Buck Run (Compass Rd. downstream to SR 372) – East Branch Brandywine Creek (SR 4031 in Glenmoore downstream to US Business Route 30 in Downingtown) – East Branch Elk Creek – East Branch White Clay Creek – French Creek – Middle Branch White Clay Creek – Pickering Creek – Pocopson Creek – West Branch Brandywine Creek (SR 4005 near Cedar Knoll downstream to SR 0340) – West Valley Creek – White Clay Creek

DELAWARE
Chester Creek (confluence of West Branch Chester Creek downstream to Bridgewater Road (SR 3018)) – Chester Creek (upstream from confluence with West Branch - inseason only) – Darby Creek (0.5 mile upstream confluence with Little Darby Creek downstream to Hilldale Road) – Ithan Creek – Little Darby Creek – Ridley Creek (Two sections-1.25 miles upstream from Gradyville Rd. downstream to falls in Ridley Creek State Park and Brookhaven Rd. downstream to Chestnut St.) – West Branch Chester Creek

LANCASTER
Big Beaver Creek – Bowery Run – Conowingo Creek (T341 Black Bear Rd. downstream to Black Barron Rd.) – Conoy Creek (Saegerville Rd. downstream to mouth) – East Branch Octoraro Creek (Steelville Rd. downstream to Knight Run confluence - inseason only) – Fishing Creek – Hammer Creek – Indian Run – Little Beaver Creek – Little Chiques Creek – Little Cocalico Creek – Little Conestoga Creek (powerline upstream of Miller Road (T-707) downstream to Harrisburg Pike (SR 4020)) – Little Muddy Creek (Bowmansville Rd. downstream to 150 yards below SR 897) – Meetinghouse Creek – Middle Creek (PGC's Middle Creek Dam downstream to W. Lime Rock Road) – Muddy Creek (Pleasant Valley Road downstream to SR 897) – Muddy Run (most northern SR 772 crossing by Intercourse downstream to powerline above Monterey Rd.) – Pequea Creek (Wanner Drive Bridge (T-515) downstream to 110 yards downstream from School Lane Road (T-948)) – Rock Run (Bowmansville) – Stewart Run – Swarr Run (Yellow Goose Road (T-802) downstream to SR 0741) – West Branch Little Conestoga Creek – West Branch Octoraro Creek

LEHIGH
Cedar Creek (Lake Muhlenburg outflow downstream to mouth) – Coplay Creek – Jordan Creek – Kistler Creek – Laurel Run (South Branch Saucon Creek) – Leaser Lake – Lehigh Canal (from first lock upstream of Monocacy Creek downstream to Monocacy Creek Crossing) – Little Lehigh Creek* – Monocacy Creek – Ontelaunee Creek – Swabia Creek – Switzer Creek – Trout Creek (Big Trout Creek-Slatington)

MONTGOMERY
Deep Creek Dam – East Branch Perkiomen Creek (from near Salfordville Rd. downstream to Bergey’s Mill Rd. - inseason only) – Kepner Creek – Loch Alsh Reservoir – Manatawny Creek – Pennypack Creek (Lorimer Park) – Perkiomen Creek (county line downstream to first unnamed trib downstream of Fruitville Rd. (T-414)) – Skippack Creek – Stony Creek – Unami Creek – Wissahickon Creek (from Lafayette Ave. downstream to Stenton Ave.)

NORTHAMPTON
Bushkill Creek – Hokendauqua Creek – Indian Creek – Jacoby Creek – Lehigh Canal (0.6 mile downstream of Carbon County line downstream to confluence with Bertsch Creek, and first lock upstream of Monocacy Creek crossing downstream to confluence with Nancy Run Crossing) – Little Bushkill Creek – Martins Creek* – Monocacy Creek* – Saucon Creek

PHILADELPHIA
Pennypack Creek (county line downstream to Frankford Avenue (SR 0013)) – Wissahickon Creek (Germantown Pike downstream to tributary at intersection of Forbidden Drive and Lincoln Drive)

SCHUYLKILL
Bear Creek – Deep Creek – Little Catawissa Creek – Little Mahanoy Creek – Little Schuylkill River (Two sections-from confluence with Locust Creek downstream to confluence with Panther Creek - preseason & inseason; and from mouth upstream 1.1 miles to Port Clinton - inseason only) – Lizard Creek – Locust Creek – Locust Lake – Lower Little Swatara Creek – Mahantango Creek – Mahoning Creek – Pine Creek (trib. to Little Schuylkill River) – Pine Creek (trib. to Mahantango Creek) – Pine Creek (trib. to Schuylkill River) – Rabbit Run Reservoir (off East Valley Rd. SW of Tamaqua) – Upper Little Swatara Creek – Whipoorwill Dam


* Section of this Stocked Trout Water is also a Class A Wild Trout Stream - see Stream sections that are designated as both Stocked Trout Waters and Class A Wild Trout Streams
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Stocked Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing [view regulation]
BERKS
Tulpehocken Creek – from covered bridge at T-921 downstream to the mouth
Kaercher Creek Dam – winter stocking

BUCKS
Lake Luxembourg

LANCASTER
Muddy Run Rec Lake

NORTHAMPTON
Minsi Lake

SCHUYLKILL
Sweet Arrow Lake
Tuscarora Lake
– fall stocking

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Catch & Release All Tackle [view regulation]
CHESTER / MONTGOMERY
Valley Creek – 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.
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Catch & Release Artificial Lures Only [view regulation]
NORTHAMPTON
Bushkill Creek – 1.19 miles; from the dam at Binney and Smith downstream to the 13th Street Bridge
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Catch & Release Fly-Fishing Only [view regulation]

CHESTER
French Creek – 0.9 mile; from the dam at Camp Sleepy Hollow downstream to Hollow Road

DELAWARE
Ridley Creek – 0.6 mile; from the falls in Ridley Creek State Park downstream to the mouth of Dismal Run

LANCASTER
Donegal Creek – 2.21 miles; from 275 yards below SR 772 downstream to T-334
West Branch Octoraro Creek – 2.0 miles; from 30 yards downstream of the SR 0472 downstream to 230 yards upstream of the second unnamed tributary downstream of SR 2010 (Puseyville Road)

LEHIGH
Little Lehigh Creek – 1.54 miles; from the downstream face of the bridge on T-508 (Wild Cherry Lane) downstream to the upstream face of the bridge on T-510 (Millrace Road)
Little Lehigh Creek – 0.83 mile; from upstream face of Fish Hatchery Road bridge downstream to near the Oxford Dr. Bridge

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Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only [view regulation]

BERKS

Tulpehocken Creek (Section 6) – 1.95 miles; from first deflector downstream from Blue Marsh Lake Dam downstream to the SR 3008 Bridge (Reber’s Road Bridge)

Keystone Select Stocked Trout WaterTulpehocken Creek (Section 7) – 1.84 miles; from the SR 3008 Bridge (Reber’s Road Bridge) downstream to the T-921 (Covered Bridge)

CHESTER

East Branch Brandywine Creek – 1.2 miles; from SR 4019 (Dorlan’s Mill Road) downstream to SR 4004 (Dowlin Forge Road)

Pickering Creek – 1.5 miles; from SR 1019 (Charlestown Road) downstream to 330 yards upstream of the railroad bridge

Keystone Select Stocked Trout WaterMiddle Branch White Clay Creek – 1.67 miles; from SR 3009 (Good Hope Road) downstream to the confluence with the East Branch

West Valley Creek – 1.2 miles; from the confluence with the unnamed tributary (locally known as Colebrook Run) upstream of SR 2020 (Boot Road) downstream to 0.25 miles downstream of the railroad tunnel

SCHUYLKILL

Bear Creek – 1.74 miles; from a cable 800 yards above T-662 downstream to the downstream side of the bridge on T-676

Little Schuylkill River – 1.7 miles; from SR 0895 in New Ringgold downstream to the T-848 Bridge near Rauschs

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Red keystoneThe red keystone and yellow highlighting indicates that this water is a Keystone Select Stocked Trout Water.
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Trophy Trout Artificial Lures Only [view regulation]
NORTHAMPTON
Monocacy Creek – 2.21 miles; from Illick’s Mill Dam upstream to and including the Gertrude Fox Conservation Area
Saucon Creek – 2.1 miles; from the upstream boundary of the city of Bethlehem property downstream to the SR 0412 bridge
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