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Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters; January 2019

[48 Pa.B. 7185]
[Saturday, November 10, 2018]

 The Fish and Boat Commission (Commission) is considering changes to its list of Class A Wild Trout Streams. Under 58 Pa. Code § 57.8a (relating to Class A wild trout streams), it is the Commission's policy to manage self-sustaining Class A wild trout populations as a renewable natural resource to conserve that resource and the angling it provides. Class A wild trout populations represent the best of this Commonwealth's naturally reproducing trout fisheries. With rare exceptions, the Commission manages these stream sections solely for the perpetuation of the wild trout fishery with no stocking.

 Criteria developed for Class A Wild Trout fisheries are species specific. Wild Trout Biomass Class Criteria include provisions for:

 (i) Wild Brook Trout Fisheries

 (A) Total brook trout biomass of at least 30 kg/ha (26.7 lbs/acre).

 (B) Total biomass of brook trout less than 15 cm (5.9 inches) in total length of at least 0.1 kg/ha (0.089 lbs/acre).

 (C) Brook trout biomass must comprise at least 75% of the total trout biomass.

 (ii) Wild Brown Trout Fisheries

 (A) Total brown trout biomass of at least 40 kg/ha (35.6 lbs/acre).

 (B) Total biomass of brown trout less than 15 cm (5.9 inches) in total length of at least 0.1 kg/ha (0.089 lbs/acre).

 (C) Brown trout biomass must comprise at least 75% of the total trout biomass.

 (iii) Mixed Wild Brook and Brown Trout Fisheries

 (A) Combined brook and brown trout biomass of at least 40 kg/ha (35.6 lbs/acre).

 (B) Total biomass of brook trout less than 15 cm (5.9 inches) in total length of at least 0.1 kg/ha (0.089 lbs/acre).

 (C) Total biomass of brown trout less than 15 cm (5.9 inches) in total length of at least 0.1 kg/ha (0.089 lbs/acre).

 (D) Brook trout biomass must comprise less than 75% of the total trout biomass.

 (E) Brown trout biomass must comprise less than 75% of the total trout biomass.

 (iv) Wild Rainbow Trout Fisheries

 Total biomass of rainbow trout less than 15 cm (5.9 inches) in total length of at least 2.0 kg/ha (1.78 lbs/acre).

 (v) Mixed Wild Brook and Rainbow Trout Fisheries

 (A) Combined brook and rainbow trout biomass of at least 40 kg/ha (35.6 lbs/acre).

 (B) Total biomass of brook trout less than 15 cm (5.9 inches) in total length of at least 0.1 kg/ha (0.089 lbs/acre).

 (C) Total biomass of rainbow trout less than 15 cm (5.9 inches) in total length of at least 0.1 kg/ha (0.089 lbs/acre).

 (D) Brook trout biomass shall comprise less than 75% of the total trout biomass.

 (E) Rainbow trout biomass shall comprise less than 75% of the total trout biomass.

 (vi) Mixed Wild Brown and Rainbow Trout Fisheries

 (A) Combined brown and rainbow trout biomass of at least 40 kg/ha (35.6 lbs/acre).

 (B) Total biomass of brown trout less than 15 cm (5.9 inches) in total length of at least 0.1 kg/ha (0.089 lbs/acre).

 (C) Total biomass of rainbow trout less than 15 cm (5.9 inches) in total length of at least 0.1 kg/ha (0.089 lbs/acre).

 (D) Brown trout biomass shall comprise less than 75% of the total trout biomass.

 (E) Rainbow trout biomass shall comprise less than 75% of the total trout biomass.

 During recent surveys, Commission staff documented the following stream sections to have Class A wild trout populations. The Commission intends to consider adding these waters to its list of Class A Wild Trout Streams at its meeting on January 14 and 15, 2019.

County Stream Section Limits Tributary to Mouth Lat/Lon Brook Trout (kg/ha) Brown Trout (kg/ha) Rainbow Trout (kg/ha) Length (miles) Survey Year
Blair Spring Run 2 T-476 (Avalon Road) Bridge to Fourth Avenue Bridge Little Juniata River 40.530272
78.382089
1.82 53.03 3.38 2018
Cameron Right Fork Brooks Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Brooks Run 41.422501
78.080559
44.58 2.46 2018
Clearfield Erick Hollow Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Wilson Run 41.212892
78.579656
37.25 1.06 2018
Clinton Bull Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Young Womans Creek 41.435001
77.663055
35.94 2.54 2.88 2018
Elk Jimmy Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Bennett Branch Sinnemahoning Creek 41.313186
78.372760
42.27 1.57 2018
Franklin UNT to West Branch Conococheague Creek (RM 52.35) 1 Headwaters to Mouth West Branch Conococheague Creek 40.168100
77.686390
55.17 2.68 2018
Huntingdon Spruce Creek 3 Upstream boundary of the Commission property to Downstream boundary of the Commission property (Indian Caverns) Little Juniata River 40.608611
78.136111
451.97 0.15 2018
Huntingdon Warriors Mark Run 1 Confluence of Left and Right branch of Warriors Mark Run to Mouth Spruce Creek 40.638332
78.101387
94.33 5.72 2018
Juniata Dougherty Run 2 SR 35 Bridge to Mouth Willow Run 40.420834
77.589996
82.00 2.45 2018
Lycoming Browns Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Pine Creek 41.343056
77.398888
23.34 18.80 4.97 2018
Lycoming Callahan Run (Jersey Mills) 1 Headwaters to Mouth Pine Creek 41.360000
77.412222
40.14 2.08 2.23 2018
Lycoming First Big Fork 1 Headwaters to Mouth Trout Run 41.401112
77.495003
30.05 6.45 3.27 2018
Lycoming Lower Pine Bottom Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Pine Creek 41.314167
77.380833
31.10 3.57 2018
Lycoming Rogers Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Little Pine Creek 41.408990
77.320876
44.67 2.17 2018
Lycoming Second Big Fork 1 Headwaters to Mouth Trout Run 41.401669
77.500557
86.85 5.22 2.55 2018
Lycoming Shingle Mill Branch 1 Headwaters to Mouth English Run (English Center) 41.453449
77.306526
35.77 0.08 1.52 2018
Lycoming/ Tioga Little Morris Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Morris Run 41.529722
77.528056
32.45 3.04 2018
Mifflin Jacks Creek 3 SR 2001 (Crossover Drive) Bridge at Maitland to T-315 (Jacks Creek Road) Bridge Juniata River 40.583333
77.559167
40.30 3.08 2018
Mifflin Laurel Creek 2 Outflow of Laurel Creek Reservoir to Lingle Creek Honey Creek 40.703466
77.550861
64.96 2.41 2018
Perry Patterson Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Hemlock Run 40.257306
77.631934
34.62 1.75 2018
Potter Dyer Branch 1 Headwaters to Mouth County Line Branch 41.495000
77.606944
38.20 0.97 2.74 2018
Potter Freeman Run 1 Headwaters to Postalweight Hollow First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek 41.593889
78.057778
46.72 2.83 2018
Potter Road Branch Wild Boy Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Wild Boy Run 41.615555
77.896111
30.51 0.12 1.96 2018
Snyder Bull Run 1 Headwaters to Mouth Swift Run 40.811943
77.268059
35.13 6.27 3.00 2018
Snyder Schrader Gap Run 1 Headwaters to SR 4018 North Branch Middle Creek 40.793572
77.201326
34.94 0.53 2.69 2018
Snyder UNT to Swift Run (RM 6.78) 1 Headwaters to Mouth Swift Run 40.809783
77.283294
38.69 1.68 2018

 Persons with comments, objections or suggestions concerning the additions are invited to submit comments in writing to the Executive Director, Fish and Boat Commission, P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Comments also may be submitted electronically by completing the form at www.fishandboat.com/regcomments. 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.

JOHN A. ARWAY, 
Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1763. Filed for public inspection November 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]



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