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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.
  • Fishing may be done with artificial lures only, constructed of metal, plastic, rubber, or wood, or with flies and streamers constructed of natural or synthetic materials. All lures may be used with spinning or fly fishing gear.
  • Taking baitfish or fishbait is prohibited.
  • 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 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 Trophy Trout area.
  • A current trout permit (or Combination Trout/Lake Erie permit) is required.
Waters under these regulations – listed by county
Lick Run – 2.5 miles; from the headwaters to the mouth

Fishing Creek – 1.18 miles; from the private lane bridge at the Tylersville State Fish Hatchery downstream to the State Game Lands #295 boundary (located 300 yards downstream of the upstream SR 2002 Bridge) and 2.1 miles; from a point 1.3 miles upstream of the lower SR 2002 Bridge downstream to Fleming’s Bridge (SR 2004) at the Lamar Fish Hatchery

Lackawanna River – 4.9 miles; from the Gilmartin Street Bridge in Archbald downstream to the Lackawanna Avenue Bridge (SR 0347) in Olyphant. Excepted is a mid-section area extending 0.7 mile from the Depot Street Bridge in Jessup downstream to the foot bridge in Robert Mellow Park

Cedar Run (Lycoming / Tioga) – 7.44 miles; from the confluence with Buck Run downstream to the mouth

East Branch Tunungwant Creek – 3.0 miles; from the confluence with Pigeon Run downstream to the Main Street Bridge in Lewis Run

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

Cedar Run (Lycoming / Tioga) – 7.44 miles; from the confluence with Buck Run downstream to the mouth

Codorus Creek – 2.0 miles; from the confluence of the West Branch downstream to a point that is 0.4 mile downstream from SR 3082 (Porters Road)

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
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