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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-488



Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program; Trout

[47 Pa.B. 1714]
[Saturday, March 18, 2017]

 Acting under the authority of 58 Pa. Code § 65.20 (relating to Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program), the Executive Director has designated March 25, and April 8, 2017, as Mentored Youth Fishing Days for trout, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m., in stocked trout waters designated under 58 Pa. Code § 63.3 (relating to fishing in stocked trout waters) and the waters identified as follows that are normally closed to trout fishing on those dates. This designation under 58 Pa. Code § 65.20 will be effective upon publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 To participate, anglers 16 years of age or older (adult anglers) must possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and current trout/salmon permit and be accompanied by a youth (less than 16 years of age) who has obtained a mentored youth permit or a voluntary youth license from the Fish and Boat Commission (Commission). Youth anglers must obtain a 2017 mentored youth permit or a voluntary youth license from the Commission and be accompanied by a licensed adult angler to participate.

 Although waters included in the Mentored Youth Fishing Day Program (Program) will be open to adult anglers, only youth anglers with a 2017 voluntary youth license or mentored youth permit may possess a total of two trout (combined species) with a minimum length of 7 inches. Adult anglers are prohibited from possessing trout. Other Commonwealth inland regulations will apply. It is unlawful to fish in waters designated as part of the Program except in compliance with the requirements of 58 Pa. Code § 65.20 when participating in the Program.

 The waters included in the Program on March 25, 2017, are those stocked trout waters in 18 southeastern counties and 2 waters crossing from those counties that are regulated under 58 Pa. Code § 65.12 (relating to regional opening day of trout season). The waters included in the Program on April 8, 2017, are the stocked trout waters in the remaining counties. Special regulation areas are not included in the Program. A listing of stocked trout waters is published in the Commission's ''Summary of Fishing Regulations and Laws'' available from the Commission at P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000. The listing is also available at

 In addition, the Executive Director has identified the following water as being included in the Program on March 25, 2017:

County Water
Adams Orrtanna Pond # 1

 The Executive Director has identified the following waters as being included in the Program on April 8, 2017:

County Water
Centre Little Sandy Run and Ponds (headwaters
 at State Line Road, downstream to
 Lower Adult Pond)
Centre Wolf Run (sections 1, 2 and 3—headwaters
 to mouth)
Elk Blue Valley Pond

Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-488. Filed for public inspection March 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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