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Trout Fishing Regulations
  • Open to fishing year-round.
  • Fishing is permitted on a 24-hour basis.
  • Minimum size – 18 inches, caught on, or in possession on, the waters under these regulations from 8 a.m. on the opening day of the regular trout season through Labor Day.
  • The daily creel limit is one trout – except for the period from the day after Labor Day to 8 a.m. of the first Saturday in April of the following year, when no trout may be killed or had in possession.
  • There are no tackle restrictions.
  • 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 All Tackle Trophy Trout 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 All Tackle Trophy Trout area.
  • A current trout permit (or Combination Trout/Lake Erie permit) is required.
  • The regulations apply to trout only; all other species, inland regulations apply.
Waters under these regulations – listed by county
Youghiogheny River – 9.16 miles; from the confluence with Ramcat Run downstream to the Route 381 bridge at Ohiopyle
Alternate listings
Statewide Interactive Map
Pennsylvania waters that have special fishing regulations. Map can be viewed by county or by waters, or by individual regulation....GO!
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
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