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PFBC meeting: Action on Pine Ck DH
From the PFBC web site:
In Lycoming County, Commissioners approved a request to change the regulations on a section of Pine Creek that will extend the current 1.2 mile delayed harvest, artificial lures only (DHALO) section downstream of Slate Run an additional 1.6 miles to Bonnell Run. Commissioners also directed staff to explore other regulatory options on the stream section and to present a recommendation at the PFBC’s fall meeting on Sept. 29-30.
“We recognize that this is a complicated issue and believe that today’s decision is a necessary first step,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “The immediate result is that this water will remain a popular destination location for anglers, who contribute to the area’s local economy. At the next Commission meeting, the board will evaluate other options for the long-term management of this section of Pine Creek.”
Under DHALO regulations, fishing is permitted year-round, but no trout can be harvested prior to June 15 or after Labor Day. From June 15 to Labor Day, anglers can keep three trout per day and the fish must be at least nine inches. Tackle is limited to artificial lures and flies. The new regulation will take effect Jan. 1, 2015.
Note: Additional trout-related actions taken that have been previously discussed on the Pa Fly Fishing Message Board:
• Tabled a proposed change to the stocking policy for Class A wild trout which would permit stocking to continue on certain Class A waters that meet specific conditions. Currently, stocking is prohibited on all Class A waters, which represent the best of the naturally reproducing trout fisheries. The proposal will be addressed at the PFBC fall meeting Sept. 29-30.
• Designated the Francis E. Walter Reservoir and Section 6 of the Lehigh River as approved trout waters open to year-round fishing. The change, effective Jan. 1, 2015, will provide additional fishing opportunities by allowing anglers to fish the reservoir and the 9.7-mile section from March 1 to the opening day of trout season. Anglers can target trout on a catch and release basis or fish for other game species.
Posted on: 7/16 12:07
Edited by Mike on 2014/7/16 12:57:32
Re: PFBC meeting: Action on Pine Ck DH
From NE Pennsylvania
I believe this is the same stradegy being used by the Lackawanna Valley Trout Unlimited to improve the Regulations on the Lackawanna River, Ironically enough!!!
Posted on: 7/16 12:13
Zeus Of Trout Outfitters
Bumblebee Tuna not Trout!!
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