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Pittsburgh ’Äî Anglers were treated to double the fun on Montour Run this spring when the stocked portion of the Ohio River tributary was increased from one to two miles. ’ÄúIt’Äôs one of the best metro fisheries in the state,’Äù said Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission biologist Rick Lorson, who plans to perform angler counts

Ohio River Region

R.C Byrd dam (Gallia County) ’Äì’ÄÇAnglers casting for catfish have had good success with catches ranging from 8 pounds to more than 30 pounds.’ÄÇSuccessful baits have included white Twister Tails and grubs and also bucktails.’ÄÇHybrid striped bass fishing was good, but has slowed down considerably.’ÄÇSome hybrid stripers are still being caught on plastic shad, shad

Injured ex-Marine gets slam with a crossbow

Lancaster, Pa. ’Äî Philip Carroll, a 22-year-old injured ex-Marine, completed a rare Pennsylvania hunting feat in May when he got a gobbler with a crossbow near Williamsport. The Marietta, Lancaster County, hunter had previously taken a buck in Chester County and a bear in Clinton County. Carroll, who was the fifth hunter to get a

Fish transport ban extended in northern Ohio due to VHS

Reynoldsburg, Ohio ’Äî The Ohio Department of Agriculture has extended an emergency order that prohibits the intrastate transportation, sale, or distribution of 28 fish species susceptible to Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia, or VHS. The initial order came down a year ago after an outbreak of VHS on Lake Erie killed thousands of yellow perch and freshwater

Northcentral Region

Pine Creek (Lycoming County) ’Äî’ÄÇWater conditions were the best in a long time Memorial Day weekend. Water temperatures were 48 degrees, and there was plenty of water in the stream. Spring-like conditions prevailed. Great catch rates drew big crowds to the streams, and they were mostly nymph and streamer fishing. Hatches have been somewhat delayed

Southcentral Region

Spring Creek, Little Juniata, Fishing, Penns Creek (Centre, Huntingdon, Clinton, Union, Mifflin counties) – Sulphurs are hatching on all the streams, but recent rainfall has made for high flow. Water levels were beginning to drop, especially on Spring Creek. Penns was still unfishable. For updates, visit Spruce Creek (Huntingdon County) – Water was up

Pa. hunting license sales down slightly

Harrisburg ’Äî The bad news is that hunting license sales in Pennsylvania declined again slightly last year; the good news is that the rate of decline seems to have slowed. According to a recently released report by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, general hunting license sales declined by 2 percent in 2007 from 945,892 to 924,448.

Lake Erie Region

’Ä¢ The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) season is closed to possession (catch and release only) from May 1 through June 27.’ÄÇ Beginning June 28 the daily bag limit is 5 fish with a 14-inch minimum size limit. ’Ä¢ The steelhead trout daily bag limit is two through May 15.’ÄÇFrom May 16 through Aug. 31

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