Video available of Pine Creek public meeting
WATERVILLE – The state Fish and Boat Commission has posted a video on its website of the June 5 meeting it held to discuss potential regulatory changes on a section of Pine Creek in Lycoming County.
The video may be accessed at pasen.wistia.com/medias/82okea13ch or by going to www.fish.state.pa.us and clicking on the “Pine Creek Public Meeting – Video” link under the “Featured Topics” heading in the right column.
During the meeting, the commission’s fisheries management staff discussed a potential change to regulations that would 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.
The 1.6-mile extension now is managed as an approved trout water open to year-round fishing. Such waters are open to fishing from March 1 through the opening day of trout season on a catch-and-release basis. Standard approved trout waters regulations apply for the remainder of the year.
Under DHALO regulations, fishing is permitted year-round, but no trout may be harvested prior to June 15. From June 15 to sunset on Labor Day, anglers can keep three trout per day and the fish must be at least 9 inches. Tackle is limited to artificial lures and flies.
After reviewing the public comments, staff will provide a recommendation on the proposal to the Board of Commissioners for consideration at an upcoming quarterly meeting.