Riverside Campground

Fishing Information

With six well stocked trout fishing streams nearby, fishermen should have no trouble filling their creel limits. Blackhole Creek (on the property), White Deer Creek, Pine Creek, Loyalsock Creek, Lycoming Creek and Muncy Creek are all just a short drive from the campground.

The Susquehanna River also borders the campground. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has a ramp located next to the campground. Anglers will enjoy the multitude of fish species available right from the banks of the river. Smallmouth bass, rock bass, walleye, perch, channel cats, pike and, if you’re lucky, even muskellunge.

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.

Fishing License:
Please click here for information about obtaining your Pennsylvania Fishing License.

For your convenience, below we have listed the Seasons, Sizes and Creel Limits:

Species Seasons Minimum Size Daily Limit
All Species of Trout and Salmon

Additional regulations map apply–see Trout Regulations

Regional Opening Day of Trout Season*
March 29 at 8 a.m. through Sept. 2 (only 18 southeastern PA counties)
7 inches 5-streams, lakes and ponds (combined species)
Regular Season
April 12 at 8 a.m. through Sept. 1
7 inches 5-streams, lakes and ponds (combined species)
Extended Season (approved trout waters and all waters downstream of approved trout waters)
Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 and Sept. 2 through Dec. 31
7 inches 3 (combined species)
Bass-Lakes
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted

Additional regulations may apply–see Big Bass and Catch and Release Bass regulations

Jan. 1 through April 11 and Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 15 inches 4 (combined species)
April 12 through June 13 NO HARVEST - catch and immediate release only (no tournaments permitted)
June 14 through Oct. 31 12 inches 6 (combined species)
Bass-Rivers and Streams
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted

Additional regulations may apply–see Big Bass and Catch and Release Bass regulations

Jan. 1 through April 11 and Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 15 inches 4 (combined species)
April 12 through June 13 NO HARVEST - catch and immediate release only (no tournaments permitted)
June 14 through Sept. 30 12 inches 6 (combined species)
Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge** Open year-round 40 inches 1 (combined species)
Pickerel**
** During the period from January 1 to March 14 and December 1 to December 31, the daily limit of pickerel is three.
18 inches 4
Northern Pike 24 inches 2 (combined species)
Walleye and Saugeye (hybrids) Jan. 1 through March 14 and May 3 through Dec. 31 15 inches 6
Sauger 12 inches 6
American Shad Open year-round No minimum 3
American Shad
Lehigh River, Schuylkill River and tributaries
Open year-round NO HARVEST - catch and immediate release only
American Shad, River Herring
Susquehanna River and tributaries
CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
Hickory Shad CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
Herring, Gizzard Shad Open year-round No minimum 50 (combined species)
American Eel Open year-round 9 inches 25
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 and other gamefish not otherwise listed

Additional regulations may apply–see Panfish Enhancement Special Regulations

Open year-round No minimum 50 (combined species)
Baitfish / Fishbait (except Mudbugs) Open year-round No minimum 50 (combined species)
American Eel (as Baitfish) Open year-round 6 to 8 inches 50
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).
Mussels / Clams CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
Paddlefish CLOSED YEAR-ROUND
Spotted Gar CLOSED YEAR-ROUND