At the Fish and Boat Commission meeting held on July 14 – 15, 2014, the Commissioners approved extending the Delayed harvest section on Pine Creek. The following was taken from their website.
“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”