Proposed Changes to Statewide DHALO Regulations

The PA Fish & Boat Commission has proposed a number of changes to Delayed Harvest Artificial Lure regulations that would greatly alter the quality of angling in these popular stream sections, including moving up the start of the harvest season, allowing the use of bait, and lowering the minimum size of harvested trout to 7 inches. This program which was begun in 1983 includes 83 stream sections, 19 of which have been documented to contain wild trout. Click the links below for more information.

2015-03 Proposed DHALO changes

2015-03 PA Trout position on Proposed DHALO changes

Public Comments are being accepted on this proposal until May 13, 2015. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, objections or suggestions about the proposed rulemaking to the Executive Director, Fish and Boat Commission, P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000.  Comments also may be submitted electronically by completing the form at If an acknowledgment of electronic comments is not received by the sender within 2 working days, the comments should be retransmitted to ensure receipt. Electronic comments submitted in any other manner will not be accepted.

Whatever your thoughts and opinions are on this matter, please let them be known.  Now is your chance to become involved.

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