KOA Erie offers kamping until Oct 14th

   August 23, 2014 3:25 pm    0

KOA Erie is located near Mckean, PA about 14 miles south of Erie and offers everything from RV sites to tent camping. This campground also has deluxe air conditioned cabins available with kitchenettes and restrooms. There are many activities to enjoy while staying at KOA Erie. There are horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, a heated…


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Anglers can still enter for the North Coast Bass Association tournament tomorrow

   August 23, 2014 9:41 am    0

The N.C.B.A. will conduct a bass fishing tournament tomorrow on Lake Erie/Presque Isle Bay. The cost to register a two angler team is $130. Participants must also be members of N.C.B.A. The membership fee of $30 must also be paid prior to the event. Cash is the only form of payment that will be accepted….


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Steelhead are showing up near the mouths of Lake Erie tributaries

   August 23, 2014 8:41 am    0

For those of us that anticipate the annual steelhead run with growing excitement, there are fish beginning to show up near the mouths of creeks. The best times to fish for these early arrivals is morning and later in the evening. Casting spoons, streamers, and fishing with live emerald shiners can entice these fish as…


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French Creek wade fishing

   August 22, 2014 7:47 am    0

   The waters of French Creek were at wadeable levels yesterday on the upper reaches. I waded the stream a few hours before dusk near the Wattsburg area. This part of the creek is perfect for catching smallmouth bass. Several feisty fish were caught on spinners including one fighter that was pushing 20 inches. Most…


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AARP features Presque Isle State Park in article on 10 best fishing and boating places in U.S.

   August 21, 2014 12:53 pm    0

AARP’s article on the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation’s top 100 fishing and boating spots in U.S. lists Presque Isle State Park in the top 10 at number 6! This list includes destination that are located less than an hour from an urban area. These locations must also provide certain amenities like bait, boat ramps,…


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Creek Stomp Saturday at Elk Creek

   August 20, 2014 6:18 am    0

Join environmental educators for this outing to Elk Creek at Erie Bluffs State Park. This event will focus on discovering the inhabitants beneath the waters. Macroinvertabrates as well as many species of fish inhabit the waters of the largest Lake Erie tributary stream located in Pennsylvania. Discover collection techniques and identification methods as you wade…


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Mysteries of the Great Lakes and the sturgeon

   August 19, 2014 12:50 pm    0

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center is showing the film Mysteries of the Great Lakes daily at 2pm. This epic film takes viewers for a ride through the history of the Great Lakes and culminates with current conservation efforts involving the sturgeon. These fish, once present in great numbers, have been brought back from the brink…


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Purple Martin Roost Kayak Tour this Friday at Presque Isle State Park

   August 19, 2014 9:07 am    0

Join a naturalist this Friday at Presque Isle State Park for an interpretative paddle to the cattails at the head of the bay. There you can find tens of thousands of purple martins as they gather at one of the largest roosts in Pennsylvania. This is a great oppurtunity to witness this  yearly spectacle occurring…


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All aboard for a walleye adventure on Lake Erie

   August 18, 2014 12:40 pm    0

Jim Crowthers, of Corry, is enjoying his retirement. This past Sunday, he and his friends had a lot of fun while fishing for walleye on Lake Erie. “The day was full of excitement and the guys caught some really nice fish”, Jim said. If you  can get out during a break in the weather, there…


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Oil Creek State Park and Keystone Trail Association request volunteers

   August 18, 2014 5:01 am    0

Volunteers are needed to complete several projects on the trails located within Oil Creek State Park. The hiking and ski trails suffered some damage this summer due to heavy rains and need repaired. Some of the work will be completed with heavy equipment before the August 30th project date.The Keystone Trails Association, Oil Creek State…


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