THREE of our members published in PA Angler & Boater e-magazine

Bob Bukk, Charles Cantella and Christian Shane all have articles in the March-April, 2021 issue of PA Angler & Boater. This is an e-magazine that is free to all who hold a current fishing license in PA. Click here to find out more if you’re not already signed up.

Bob’s article: “Remberance of Charles R. Meck”

Charles Cantella’s article: “Exploring Cannonsburg Lake”

Christian Shane’s column: “Tying Together”

and we can also claim local author Debra Weisberg: “Protecting Wild Trout.”

Congratulation! Outstanding PWWTU representation.

Allison Park Sportsman’s Club PINE CREEK stocking is underway

The general public will still not be allowed to help stock this year.  The PFBC will allow personnel from clubs and other organizations that have traditionally help float stock and carry buckets in the past to help stock this year.  We’ve been asked to help stock this year.  We need to submit a list of people at each stocking to the PFBC, so let me know the stockings you plan to attend.  Masks and gloves are required to stock.  Click here for the rather extensive stocking schedule. For more information or to sign up to help contact: Gary Franshescina ([email protected] Phone number: 412-364-2436 ).

End of an Era and beginning of a New Day

Just an FYI: outdoors stories in the PPG by Mr. John Hayes will not appear in print going forward but will only be published online under “Lifestyles/Outdoors” The good news is that the e-version will include a weekly newsletter with an enhanced Fishing Report, relevant stories from the Post-Gazette archives, and additional material that could not fit in print. So look for Mr. Hayes’ articles in the online edition. You’ll have access if you currently have a subscription to the PPG.

Basics of nymphing – nice summary

The internet really is a wonderful thing. A friend sent a link to a blog put out by the guides at Avidmax, fly shop in Colorado. It’s worth a read, especially if you’re new to the sport or ocassionally have trouble catching trout. Click here to get to the article.

2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour coming soon to a couch near you

The annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, sponsored in this area by International Angler and Casting for Recovery, will be a virtual event this year. Buy your ticket(s) in person at International Angler, receive a QR code for your phone, and stream the show from the comfort of your own home anytime you choose between March 10 and April 4. Ticket price normally $20 but IA will give a $5 discount and $2 from each ticket goes to support CFR.

Brood X Cicadas coming soon but maybe not to your area

Brood X cicadas will be emerging this year in late May and early June. The emergence areas are somewhat distant from Pittsburgh but may be worth the travel. Click Here for an emergence chart. Click here for more information. Greg Hoover has a nice pattern; Click here to see it.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby announces lecture by Dr. Russell Cuhel 4:30 EST Thursday, Feb 25th

We often think of seafood as only coming from the ocean, but the US has freshwater fisheries as well.  Dr. Russell Cuhel will talk about how climate change is affecting the Lake Michigan ecosystem. He was featured in the 2020 MSNBC miniseries, “What’s Eating America”, when it looked at the collapse of the southern Lake Michigan perch fishery.

Everyone interested in the health of our fresh water fisheries should attend.

Dr. Russell Cuhel is a Senior Scientist at the Center for Great Lakes Studies at the School of Freshwater Sciences of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

The conference will by by ZOOM: Click her

 

Friends of Goddard State Park announce a “CANE ROD RAFFLE”

Goddard State Park is in Mercer County, PA. It’s a hidden gem that I’m sure you’ve passed driving north on I-79 on the way to the Tribs. Click Here for a link to FROG…FRiends Of Goddard…website with details about the park and activities.

As a fund-raiser, FROG is sponsoring a raffle for a nice bamboo rod made by Boiling Springs rod builder Joe Baker. Click here for more information about the rod and how to buy a ticket.

Allison Park Sportsman’s Club – Spring Schedule

APSC has released its Spring Schedule of stocking, conservation and meeting events. Click Here for the schedule and Click Here to go to their website for more information.