Cicadas expected to be fish ‘filet mignon’ in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission made a wise choice when it created a new “all-tackle” Keystone Select Stocked Trout Water in Centre County.
Removing political cronyism from board member selection is crucial. It’s good for the agencies; ultimately it’s good for sportsmen who benefit from better public policy that results.
It was officially recorded at 20 pounds, 9 ounces, exceeding the previous record set in 2000, also by an angler from Erie, by 11 ounces. Ferraro’s fish measured 33.75 inches in length with a girth of 21.125 inches.
PFBC reveals strategy for management of both wild and hatchery trout and their waters over the next four years.
Pennsylvania has enough wild trout streams to keep an angler busy for years.
Personal complaints aside, it was the correct decision to open trout season early in Pennsylvania, and six weeks out, everything seems normal.
Anglers must abide by social distancing guidelines while fishing and boating.
Misinformation and trout law-breakers run rampant on social media – and sadly, they seem to be proud of it and make no effort to become informed.
Double-crested cormorants in Pennsylvania enjoying benefits of stocked trout without human competition.
The coronavirus is impacting outdoor use and will likely impact it more as the pandemic progresses.
The Fish & Boat Commission also announced a number of changes to its trout stocking plans. For starters, public volunteers are no longer permitted to assist with trout stocking, a longtime tradition for many families across the state.
Hispanic families in Berks County to benefit from fishing programs specially aimed at increasing their angling participation.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s popular mentored youth trout days will once again provide opportunities in stocked trout waters a week ahead of the regional and statewide trout season openers.
Outdoorsy Pennsylvanians can soon keep their fishing license in a pocket rather than having to attach it to an outer garment.
New state record tips scales at 50 pounds, 7 ounces.
In a world where money talks, Pennsylvania’s sportsmen have some clout.
The tireless work of the agency’s personnel helps ensure sportsmen of the state have ample places to fish.
Offering a nice patch, button or even a bumper sticker to those who purchase voluntary permits would help to advertise the sluggish program.
Tim Schaeffer will replace outgoing John Arway next month.
It will be interesting to see how this management decision plays out and the rationale that the commissioners use to arrive at their decision. The implications are much broader than one 3.8-mile section of Penns Creek.
On the heels of catching a huge trout, blogger ponders flooding.
Not easy to trust politicians’ words, but let’s hope they come through with the license-fee increases so desperately needed by agencies.
Pennsylvania agency struggling to fund trout stocking, other programs.
“The closure of hatcheries and potential reductions in trout and other stockings that were slated to begin this month have been deferred and will be revisited at our spring meeting.”
Not only will the trout benefit, but also the watershed in its entirety, including the anglers who call it home.