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SE Region Reports

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


June 13, 2021

Philadelphia and Southern Montgomery Counties

Please review the rules of the road and general boating regulations as they pertain to PWC (personal watercraft/jet skis) owners and operators.

Remember that a Boating Safety Education Certificate is required to operate a PWC, those who operate a PWC without a certificate could be fined, and the owner of the PWC could also be fined for allowing it to be operated by someone without a certificate.

 Also, regardless if the manufacturer installs lights on a PWC, it is not legal to operate PWCs after sunset.  Please make sure you are following the no wake within 100 ft. rule as well. 

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June 2, 2021

Philadelphia and Southern Montgomery Counties

Please remember that on June 1 the striped bass regulations in the Delaware River and Estuary change to a creel of 1 fish and size between 28 in to 35 in.

Anglers who target or catch striped bass are required to register as a Saltwater Angler. Anglers may register at www.pa-sarp.pa.gov .

Anglers may fulfill the Saltwater Angler Registration requirement by possessing a registration from PA or a Registry administrated by NOAA or another state.

Boaters, please make sure you boat registration is up to date.  If your sticker says 21, then it expired on March 31st.  You can renew your boat registration by mail or online at www.fishandboat.com.


 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.