Fish Pennsylvania Archive

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

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

The stocking of “Steelhead Alley”

On a trip to fish the Pennsylvania tributaries of Lake Erie last fall, I stopped to take a look at the Trout Run nursery waters as I occasionally do. At the time, fish were being collected by

Company fined for polluting Monongahela River and tributaries

A truck washing company was recently fined after pleading guilty to illegally disposing of wash water into several tributaries of the Monongahela River. According to this press release from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission: A Fairfield,

New biologist report indicates Monongahela River is a plentiful fishery

A recently released biologist report from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission indicates an increase in the number and range of fish present in the Monongahela River.

Dad’s first trophy trout

Although he was the one who first taught me to fish many years ago, I am sure my father would have no problem agreeing that my skills have developed quite a bit since then. It's funny though