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New Member: Steven T. Strausbaugh

Meet our newest member, Steven T. Strausbaugh
Steve has long-standing roots in western PA and fishing traditions. Born and raised in Shenango Township, Lawrence County PA – Steve grew up going to Lake Arthur, Shenango Lake, Wilhem and Pymatuning with dad and grandpa. Trout season has been a life-long tradition with both friends and family – beyond just first day festivities or stocking operations which are most typically spent just outside of Franklin, PA on the East Sandy Creek.
After successfully being trained to always catch the biggest fish in the family, Steve joined the US Coast Guard at the age of 18. In joining the Coast Guard, he became the 3rd generation of sailor in the Strausbaugh family to serve his country, and the first rescue swimmer. He served in the Coast Guard for 2 years on an icebreaking tugboat in Cleveland, Ohio where he earned status as an official “Great Lakes Sailor” and then for 3 years in Portsmouth, VA where he was eventually inducted into the “Order of the Spanish Main” by eating a cherry out of King Neptune’s belly button. At 6 ft 6 inches tall he just barely met the Coast Guard’s height requirement to be able to walk back to shore.
Most recently, Steve has been a member of the Oakmont Lions Club and the Oakmont Volunteer Fire Department as he continues to believe in service to the community around him. He has been married to his wife, Tanya for 6 years. Together they enjoy hiking, cycling and boating with annual trips every fall to National Parks across the US (pre-Covid). They are currently in the process of renovating their new home in Fox Chapel and are looking forward to getting to know new angler friends and fellow outdoor conservationists.

Photo shows Steve in Ennis Montana with a giant fish sculpture.

2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour coming 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.

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

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