Fishing restrictions on Penns Creek are lifted by PFBC and DCNR

Officials with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced on September 30 that they have lifted the no-fishing

Officials with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced on September 30 that they have lifted the no-fishing restrictions that were placed on two sections of Penns Creek in Bald Eagle State Forest last month.

The restrictions were put in place on August 4 to protect wild trout beset by high water temperatures and low stream levels. The trout were congregating at the mouths of the Panther Run and Swift Run tributaries in Mifflin County, where the mountain streams were supplying needed oxygen and cooler water. Officials wanted to prevent additional stress by limiting angling stress.

“The cool nights have lowered water temperatures and the recent rain will help to improve stream flows,” said Jason Detar, Chief of the PFBC Division of Fisheries Management. “As a result, trout are now spreading out again throughout the creek. We’ll continue to monitor the sections but are confident that with fall weather approaching, the worst conditions have passed.”

More details and updates can be obtained by contacting the Bald Eagle State Forest District, 18865 Old Turnpike Road, Milmont. Tel.: 570-922-3344.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
DCNR – Terry Brady, 717-772-9101 or tbrady@pa.gov
PFBC – Eric Levis, 717-705-7806 or 
elevis@pa.gov

About Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Welcome to the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Founded in 1964, we are one of Pennsylvania’s oldest chapters, and help protect many miles of central Pennsylvania’s finest streams. Some of our waters include Muncy Creek, Loyalsock Creek, Black Hole Creek and Lycoming Creek
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