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Fishing Licenses
Type of License   Age   Cost
Resident 16-64 $22.70
Senior Resident 65-up $11.70
Senior Resident - LIFETIME             65-up $51.70
On-Day Resident 16-up $11.70
Non-Resident 16-up $52.70
Seven-Day Tourist 16-up $34.70
Three-Day Tourist 16-up $26.70
Trout Salmon Permit 16-up $9.70
Lake Erie Permit 16-up $9.70

NOTE: You qualify for a RESIDENT fishing license if you are a bona fide resident of Pennsylvania. You must show positive proof of permanent residency. Senior Resident and Lifetime licenses are available to those persons at anytime during the year in which they will become age 65.

While Fishing:
License must be signed in ink and must be displayed on an outer garment. In addition, anglers must be prepared to furnish positive proof of identification.

Large Mouth BassObtain your license at:

  1. More than 1,700 License Issuing Agents
  2. County Treasurers
  3. Fish and Boat Commission Regional Office

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2008 Seasons, Sizes and Creel Limits
Commonwealth Inland Waters*

SPECIES SEASONS MINIMUM SIZE DAILY LIMIT
All species of Trout and Salmon Regular Season - April 12 to September 1 7 inches 5 - streams, lakes and ponds (combined species) except areas with special regulations.
Extended Season - all approved trout streams and their downstream areas and all lakes and ponds, January 1 to February 29 and September 2 to December 31 7 inches 3 (combined species)
Bass** - Largemouth and Smallmouth and Spotted all inland waters - LAKES January 1 to April 11 and November 1 to December 31 15 inches 4 (combined species)
April 12 to June 13 NO HARVEST Catch and immediate release only (No Tournaments Permitted)
June 14 to October 31 12 inches 6 (combined species)
Bass** - Largemouth and Smallmouth and Spotted all inland waters - RIVERS & STREAMS January 1 to April 11 and October 1 to December 31 15 inches 4 (combined species)
April 12 to June 13 NO HARVEST Catch and immediate release only (No Tournaments Permitted)
June 14 to September 30 12 inches 6 (combined species)
Muskellunge and muskellunge hybrids Pike

Open year-round

40 inches 1 (combined species)
Pickerel*** 18 inches 4
Pike - Northern and Amur 24 inches 2 (combined species)
Walleye and hybrids (Saugeye) January 1 to March 14 and May 3 to December 31 15 inches 6
Sauger 12 inches 6
American Shad Open year-round no minimum 6
American Shad (Lehigh River and Tributaries) Open year-round no minimum 1
American and Hickory Shad (Susquehanna River and tributaries) Closed year-round 0
Herring and Gizzard Shad Open year-round no minimum 50 (combined species)
American Eel Open year-round 8 inches 50
American Eel (as baitfish) Open year-round 6 - 8 inches 50
Striped Bass and Striped Bass/White Bass Hybrids Open year-round 20 inches 2 (combined species)
Sunfish, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Crappies, Catfish, Rock Bass, Suckers, Carp, White Bass Open year-round no minimum 50 (combined species)
Baitfish and fishbait (except mud bugs) Open year-round no minimum 50 (combined species)
Mudbugs (dragonfly nymphs) Open year-round no minimum Unlimited if taken from lakes, ponds, swamps and adjacent areas. 50 per day if taken from moving waters (rivers and streams)
Paddlefish Closed year-round 0
* Includes the Youghiogheny Resivoir and does not include SPECIAL REGULATIONS AREAS.
** Approved trout waters are closed to fishing from March 1 to opening day of the regular trout season in April.
*** During the period from January 1 to March 14 and December 1 to December 31, the daily limit of pickerel is three.
Rainbow Trout Brown Trout

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