PA fishing licenses will cost less in 2015

   October 1, 2014 10:40 am    0

For the first time in history, the PFBC will be reducing the cost of a PA fishing license. Beginning on December 1st, anglers will be able to buy discounted resident fishing licenses for the 2015 year at a price of $21.70. This is a $1 or 5% discount from the current price. A non-resident will…


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Try Jigging for Great Fall Fishing

   October 1, 2014 5:14 am    0

Vertical jigging is a great way to put fish in the net. I have used this tactic to catch multiple species from Pennsylvania waters. Autumn is my favorite time of the year to use this fishing method. Jigs catch everything from walleye to trout. These lures are generally inexpensive and highly effective. Last fall, my…


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Thousands of mussels including rare and endangered species have been relocated from PennDot bridge construction sites in NWPA

   September 30, 2014 5:10 am    0

Thousands of mussels have been removed from PennDot construction sites near bridges that span the Allegheny River, French Creek, and the Little Shenango River. PennDot is required to remove and relocate threatened and endangered mussel species under the Endangered Species Act. EnviroScience, of Stow Ohio, assisted in the cleaning, tagging, and transport of the mussels….


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Oil Creek and Shenango River to receive Fall Trout Stockings this week

   September 29, 2014 4:49 pm    0

Fall trout fishing has always been a great time. The weather is perfect for trout fishing this time of the year. Many trout anglers forget all about these fish after the first few weeks of the season. They don’t know what they’re missing. With so many streams stocked with trout during the year and many…


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Interactive Waterfowl Migration Map Available

   September 28, 2014 4:43 am    0

Ducks Unlimited offers an interactive migration map to help hunters follow waterfowl activity. Reports from DU biologists, field editors, and from fellow hunters, allow you to follow the action in real time. You can even submit a report yourself. Local reports and weather conditions, as well as peak migration times, can also be found at…


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Bassmaster Basstrek Challenge October 11th at Presque Isle

   September 27, 2014 1:57 pm    0

The top 3 teams in this tournament will win cash prizes. There is no entry fee! There is however a 50 boat limit so register early. Heaviest weight overall wins the event. Teams will fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Each team must catch one of each to qualify. Participants 21 years and older will…


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Night Fish the Clarion River October 2nd

   September 27, 2014 10:06 am    0

Night fish the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River for brown trout, walleye, and catfish during this after dark group excursion. Visit some of the better areas and hotspots as we car-pool along the river. Get a good look at some of the river’s inhabitants as they come out at night to feed. Anglers should…


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Erie National Wildlife Refuge’s Tsuga Trail has new bridges to assist Hikers/Bird Watchers

   September 26, 2014 12:58 pm    0

The Eastern Hemlock is Pennsylvania’s State Tree. Its scientific name is Tsuga Canadensis. This is where the Tsuga Trail gets its name. There are many Eastern Hemlocks along the Tsuga Trail located within the 5,206 acre Sugar Lake Division of the Erie National Wildlife Refuge. The Tsuga Trail has a 1.2 mile short loop and…


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Learn How to Tie a Wooly Bugger Fly at the TREC

   September 25, 2014 12:42 pm    0

The Park Naturalist, members of S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie, and Gem City Outdoorsmen will show you how to tie a wooly bugger at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center from 1pm until 2pm on Saturday, October 11th. This fly is used to catch many of the fish in our area. Wooly buggers are great for smallmouth…


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Fall foliage forecast for Pennsylvania

   September 25, 2014 11:01 am    0

The DCNR forecasts Oct. 10-17 as the prime leaf-peeping week in northwestern Pennsylvania. From this week’s statewide fall foliage report: “In Cornplanter State Forest district across Erie and Warren Counties, trees are now just beginning to show fall color along some roads and on the hillsides of northwest Pennsylvania. Some individual red maples are starting…


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