The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission designates or re-designates certain water bodies as being subject to special fishing regulations and has proposed a number of management changes for consideration at the October 24/25, 2022 meeting. The Commission will consider removing segments of Saucon Creek (Section 5) and Monocacy Creek (Section 7) in Northampton County and Codorus Creek (Section 4) in York County currently managed under the “trophy trout artificial lures only” regulations and adding them to the list of waters managed as “artificial lures only trout slot limit”. Trophy trout artificial lures only regulations require a minimum size of 18 inches for harvest (when allowable with season restrictions), removing many of the largest fish from the population. The change to a slot limit regulation allows for protection of the largest size fish while allowing for harvest of intermediate size fish (between 7 and 12 inches), when allowable with season restrictions. In addition, the Commission will consider adding Penns Creek Section 3 to its list of waters managed under the “All-tackle trout slot limit” program (allowing the harvest of fish between 7 and 12 inches when allowable with season restrictions). PATU supports these regulatory changes as they will provide enhanced opportunities for anglers in these waters.
To prepare for this meeting, public comment associated with this proposal will be accepted until October 16, 2022. Take action using the links below to let the Fish and Boat Commission know you support these management changes.
Click here to read PFBC Bulletin.
Please take action before October 16th to show your support of the proposed regulatory changes. You can leave comments on any or all proposed changes.
Click here to summit comments via email.
If you have any questions and or concerns, please reach out to Dave Rothrock, Trout Policy Committee, at [email protected].