A great steelhead day on Twenty Mile Creek

By | April 16, 2014 1:00 am | 0 Comments


Jeremy Ore, 24, of North East, had a great steelhead fishing day April 6 on Twenty Mile Creek.   Ore caught both fish while using egg sacs. Each was released. The hen was roughly 30 inches and 10 pounds, and the buck was around 30 inches and 12 pounds, Ore said. Share your fishing photos… View Article

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Woodcock Creek enchants anglers

By | April 14, 2014 6:46 pm | 0 Comments


Woodcock Creek is an inviting trout stream flowing through Crawford County east of Meadville, Pennsylvania. The sycamore lined banks and beautiful valley atmosphere make it a charming stream to cast a line during trout season. The lower portion of this stream is released by the Woodcock Creek Lake Dam outflow and can be accessed via… View Article

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Raptor Experience and first day of trout at Presque Isle Saturday

By | April 11, 2014 3:59 pm | 0 Comments


S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie and B.A.C. Bait and Tackle, will sponsor a fun fishing event for children at the Rotary Pavilion floating dock area at Presque Isle State Park this Saturday. The event kicks off the regular trout season opening day and will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Equipment, bait, and instruction will… View Article

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Anglers: Get a free ‘thank-you’ coffee April 12

By | April 11, 2014 1:47 pm | 0 Comments


Anglers who show their valid Pennsylvania fishing license April 12 can get a free cup of coffee at participating GetGo convenience stores in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission partnered with GetGo to launch its Angler Boater Thank You program. It’s in effect only on the statewide opening day of trout fishing season, April… View Article

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S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Ice Out Party April 13

By | April 11, 2014 12:57 pm | 0 Comments


Join the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie to mark a favorite end-of-winter moment — ice out. The group’s annual Ice Out Party is scheduled for April 13 from 1-5 p.m. at the Zem Zem Shrine Club, 2525 W. 38th St. The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for the conservation organization featuring prizes and games, hot dogs… View Article

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Pennsylvania Game Commission releases final approvals

By | April 9, 2014 5:07 pm | 0 Comments


The PGC has released it’s final approvals for the upcoming 2014-15 hunting/trapping seasons. Allocations for antlerless deer, elk licenses, and others have been set. The PGC has allocated 779,500 antlerless deer licenses for hunters statewide. Most Wildlife Management Units (WMU’s) have an increased number of antlerless deer licenses available. In NWPA, WMU’s 1A,1B, and 2F,… View Article

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Last chance for steelhead

By | April 8, 2014 6:44 pm | 0 Comments


Quite a few steelhead still remain in the Lake Erie tributary streams. Monday morning, some of these fish could be seen attempting to spawn in shallower areas of Walnut Creek. A few deeper holes hold fish that are barely visible, if at all, even with polarized sunglasses. Steelhead blend in with the slightly stained water… View Article

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Bald eagles are picking off golden trout

By | April 7, 2014 5:05 am | 0 Comments


    Area anglers are reporting that the recovering bald eagle population in NWPA is effecting numbers of golden trout. Anglers are hoping to catch  these fish April 12th in approved trout waters stocked by the PFBC. Last year, trout anglers were growing concerned, after checking to see where these easily spotted golden trout were… View Article

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Sparta Sportsmen Club to host hunters safety classes

By | April 5, 2014 6:40 pm | 0 Comments


The Sparta Sportsmen Club, near Spartansburg, in Crawford County Pa, will be hosting hunters safety courses. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper Education courses are six hour courses for first time hunters and trappers. These safety courses are  required by law in order for the first time hunters to buy a license…. View Article

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Blast of wintery weather returns to the region

By | April 5, 2014 3:15 pm | 0 Comments


Cold temperatures shouldn’t deter us from heading outdoors. A brisk walk through the woods and down to the beaver dam leaves me feeling refreshed and invigorated.

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