Mark Nale

Pennsylvania trout club project starting to make real difference

New Florence, Pa. — The Tubmill Trout Club recently completed yet another habitat project in their namesake watershed. According to club President Lin Gamble, the project involved the construction of 16 habitat devices – improving approximately 1,000 feet of Tubmill Creek. Tubmill Creek is a Westmoreland County trout stream that flows into the Conemaugh River. It is stocked by the…

Fun on Pennsylvania’s trout opener

Even though Pennsylvania regulations allow you to fish year-round on many streams, I still look forward to the opening day of trout season. Although now it should be more appropriately called the opening day of stocked trout season. Pennsylvania has two opening days, and I live in the area where the season opens on the Saturday closest to April 15….

West Nile virus again expected to shorten Pennsylvania grouse season

Stevens, Pa. — With West Nile virus on the rampage again this summer, biologist Lisa Williams is not expecting good news when she finishes the most recent ruffed grouse data. If the news is as bad as the Game Commission’s Pennsylvania Game Commission grouse, woodcock and dove specialist anticipates, it could lead to a recommendation that grouse season be shortened…