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SE Region Reports

 REGION COUNTIES -- Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill (County Guide


November 2 , 2022

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Mandatory Cold Weather Life Jacket Wear reminder- From November 1st to April 30th, boaters are required to wear life jackets on boats less than 16 feet in length or ANY canoe or kayak. The regulation is intended to protect boaters from the dangers of cold-water shock if they fall into the water.  

North Montgomery and East Berks

Trout are back on the move because of the colder water temperatures. Anglers have been catching trout on dry flies in Manatawny Creek. Deep Creek Dam and Antietam Reservoir will be stocked with trout in November.

Northern Lancaster

Any boat in Speedwell Forge Lake must display a current registration or Use Permit. Use Permits expire December 31st of the year on the permit.

Overnight mooring is permitted for canoes and kayaks but must have a current registration. Use Permits do not have the same privileges for mooring at the lake. The mooring period for boats is from March 1st through November 30th - at the lake. Boats moored at the lake must be removed from the property before December 1st ________________________________________________________________________________

October 27, 2022

Our website will be going through a migration from 11/9-11/22, and due to that migration, region reports may not be updated during that time. 

Mandatory Cold Weather Life Jacket Wear reminder- From November 1st to April 30th, boaters are required to wear life jackets on boats less than 16 feet in length or ANY canoe or kayak. The regulation is intended to protect boaters from the dangers of cold-water shock if they fall into the water.   

Lancaster County 

The Muddy Run Recreational Lake will be stocked with trout on Friday, October 28.  Anglers are reminded that the Extended Season regulations apply. Visit the Pennsylvania Fishing Summary for more information about Extended Season Regulations. 

Muddy Run Lake is the only trout stocked lake and remains and remains an underutilized fishery. Anglers should consider a fishing excursion to this waterway. Muddy Run Lake is under Stocked Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing regulations. Visit the Pennsylvania Summary for more information about the regulations on this waterway. 

East Schuylkill County 

Trout have been stocked at Tuscarora Lake. The fish were healthy and active. It's a great time to get out and fish as the nights are cool and days are seasonably warm. Anglers have been having success with live bait and spinners.

Philadelphia County and Southern Montgomery County

Fall is a great time to get out and enjoy some trout fishing. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has a fall stocking program and many of our streams in the area are on that list.  Check out our Trout Stocking page for more information about stocking locations and dates.


Reports compiled by Anneli Frank Langer (RA-FBSEFISHNRPT@pa.gov), Southeast Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.