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The faithful few who have continued to check up on this site will be happy to know that a major update is coming soon. A major upgrade and a lot of new content is planned. Stayed tuned!

A letter to the PA Fish & Boat Commission

To whom it may concern, I was recently reviewing the “Biggest Fish Caught in Pennsylvania” (2012) page on your website. Among the list of largest catches reported last year, I noticed something quite curious. BASS, STRIPED—MARINE Angler:

“Fishing worms are for women and children”

A woman had a much needed day off of work and decided to take some of her younger relatives fishing. So she packed up the one small fishing rod she owned along with some hooks and stopped

Coal Mining, Fracking, and Consol’s Duke Lake Deal

Ryerson Station State Park is located in Greene County, Pennsylvania. It used to contain Duke Lake, a 62-acre body of water that was home to numerous fish and other wildlife. Constructed in 1960, Ryerson Station Dam was

Fishing with trout worms and other lures

I’ve received a few good comments and questions on my Trout Worms Catch Fish post. Although I replied there, I thought it would be a good idea to expand into a full post to increase visibility. I

Doing well on Western PA’s Delayed Harvest waters

I recently had a chance to fish some special regulation waters in Western Pennsylvania with a bit of success. While most of the “approved trout waters” in the state are closed in March and the first part

Can you use trout worms in Pennsylvania’s DHALO areas?

Over the last two weeks I’ve spent a few days fishing for trout in Western Pennsylvania. Since state regulations keep many of the area’s best trout streams closed until the opener in mid-April, that means I’ve been

Fishing access: A story of people, property and profits

The question of public access to waterways, especially for recreational use like fishing, continues to attract attention. As the struggle for stream access rights in Utah continues, articles and blog posts wrangling over who should control the

Free online fly tying course for beginners

Barry Ord Clarke is currently offering a free fly tying course for beginners at his site The Feather Bender. A very experienced tier, Barry writes: “In order to help those of all ages that are new to

Trout worms catch fish

Trout worms catch fish of all kinds. The small thin soft plastic lures may not look like much. There’s nothing particularly glamorous or even authentic about them. But they absolutely work on a wide variety of freshwater