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Trout Fishing Regulations
STOCKED TROUT WATERS OPEN TO YEAR-ROUND FISHING
 
Waters with this designation are considered “stocked trout waters.” From 8 a.m. opening day of trout through Sept. 4, Commonwealth inland size and creel limits apply. From Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, and from Sept. 5 through Dec. 31, “extended season” size and creel limits apply. These waters are open to fishing from March 1 to opening day of trout season; however, no trout may be taken or possessed on these waters during this period.

It is unlawful to fish in rivers and streams designated as stocked trout waters open to year-round fishing without a current trout/salmon permit (or Combination Trout/Salmon/Lake Erie permit).

A trout/salmon permit is not required to fish in lakes and ponds that have been designated as stocked trout waters open to year-round fishing unless the person takes, kills, or possesses, while in the act of fishing, a trout or salmon on or in these waters.

Waters under these regulations – listed by county
Waters are also listed on our County Guide interactive map
ALLEGHENY
North Park Lake

ARMSTRONG
Mahoning Creek – Mahoning Creek Dam outflow downstream to the confluence of Pine Run

BEAVER
Bradys Run Lake
Main Lake (Raccoon Lake)

BEDFORD
Koon Lake

BERKS
Tulpehocken Creek – from covered bridge at T-921 downstream to the mouth
Kaercher Creek Dam – winter stocking

BLAIR
Canoe Creek Lake

BRADFORD
Mountain Lake
Sugar Run

BUCKS
Lake Luxembourg

CARBON
Francis E. Walter Reservoir (Bear Creek Reservoir) (Carbon / Luzerne)
Lehigh River – (Carbon / Luzerne) Carbon/Luzerne county line from outlet of F.E. Walter Reservoir downstream to confluence with Sandy Run

CAMERON
George B. Stevenson Reservoir
West Creek

CLEARFIELD
West Branch Susquehanna River – SR 1001 Bridge near Hyde to first Railroad Bridge downstream of the confluence with Moose Creek

CLINTON
Kettle Creek Lake

COLUMBIA
Briar Creek Lake

CUMBERLAND
Mountain Creek – from Adams County line downstream to the backwaters of Laurel Lake

DAUPHIN
Stony Creek (Dauphin / Lebanon) – from 0.4 mile upstream of Cold Spring Road downstream to State Game Lands #211 gate

ELK
Straight Creek
West Creek – SR 1008 at Rathbun downstream to SR 3001 at Howard Siding

FAYETTE
Dunlap Creek Lake
Youghiogheny River (Fayette / Somerset) – from the lake downstream to the confluence of the Casselman River

FOREST
Tionesta Creek – from Tionesta Dam outflow downstream

INDIANA
Cummings Reservoir (Blue Spruce Lake)

LACKAWANNA
Lackawanna Lake

LANCASTER
Muddy Run Rec Lake

LAWRENCE
Cascade Quarry

LEBANON
Lakeside Quarry
Stony Creek (Dauphin / Lebanon) – from 0.4 mile upstream of Cold Spring Road downstream to State Game Lands #211 gate

LUZERNE
Francis E. Walter Reservoir (Bear Creek Reservoir) (Carbon / Luzerne)
Frances Slocum Lake
Harvey’s Lake (see miscellaneous special regulations)
Lake Irena
Lake Took A While (Riverlands)
Lehigh River
– (Carbon / Luzerne) Carbon/Luzerne county line from outlet of F.E. Walter Reservoir downstream to confluence with Sandy Run
Lily Lake
Moon Lake

Sylvan Lake

LYCOMING
Little Pine Lake
Pine Creek – from the confluence with Bonnell Run at DCNR Clark Farm Access Area downstream to the confluence with Little Pine Creek
Pine Creek (Lycoming / Tioga) – from SR 0414 bridge in Blackwell downstream to the confluence with Slate Run

McKEAN
Meade Run

MERCER
Shenango River – outlet of Shenango Dam downstream to Buckeye Drive Bridge (SR 3025)

MONROE
Hidden Lake

NORTHAMPTON
Minsi Lake

PERRY
Little Buffalo Lake (Holman Lake)

SCHUYLKILL
Sweet Arrow Lake
Tuscarora Lake
– fall stocking

SOMERSET
Blue Hole Creek – from confluence with Garys Run downstream to mouth
Fall Creek – from confluence with Ansell Run downstream to mouth
Laurel Hill Lake
Youghiogheny River (Fayette / Somerset) – from the lake downstream to the confluence of the Casselman River

SULLIVAN
Hunters Lake

SUSQUEHANNA
Quaker Lake

TIOGA
Beechwood Lake
Hamilton Lake
Pine Creek (Lycoming / Tioga) – from SR 0414 bridge in Blackwell downstream to the confluence with Slate Run

VENANGO
Two Mile Run Reservoir (Justus Lake)

WASHINGTON
Canonsburg Lake

WAYNE
Duck Harbor Pond
Upper Woods Pond

WESTMORELAND
Keystone Lake
Northmoreland Lake
Tiwn Lakes Number One Reservoir (Lower Twin Lake)
Twin Lakes Number Two Reservoir (Upper Twin Lake)

WYOMING
Lake Winola
Mehoopany Creek – from confluence with Kasson Brook downstream to confluence of North Fork Mehoopany Creek

YORK
South Branch Codorus Creek – from SR 0616 in Centerville downstream to T-527

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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