Members of the Yellow Breeches Anglers Club assisting in a PFBC stocking of Mountain Creek in Cumberland County.
2015 Project Healing Waters participants. Special thanks to the Gabler Family for hosting the fly fishing event for our military and the continued access to the Falling Spring Creek.
Ken Sloat caught this small muskie on Sunday, May 10th in Lake Marburg in the cove directly southeast of Round Island. He was fishing with a Rapala Deep Tail Dancer. The fish was 5 feet from the shoreline. He didn't know these fish hung out in shallow coves.
Anglers are still catching some nice trout in local trout streams. Try fishing deeper holes with structure, such as large rocks, submerged logs, or undercut banks.
Anglers are still catching panfish at Holman Lake early in the morning and late evening. Some trout are also being caught on paste baits.
With May 16-May 22 recognized as National Safe Boating Week, we would like to remind you about the REGISTRATION OF NON-POWERED WATERCRAFT REQUIREMENT AT PFBC LAKES/ACCESS AREAS:
With the 2015 boating season beginning, boaters are reminded that non-powered watercraft, which otherwise would not require registration, are required to display either current registration or a launch permit when launching or retrieving at all PFBC lakes and/or access areas. For a complete listing of regulations pertaining to PFBC properties, please refer to the following link: http://fishinpa.com/pfbcproperty.html. Boaters are encouraged to check all the required safety equipment on their boats such as wearable personal flotation devices, (required for each person onboard the boat and of the appropriate size including children 12 years of age or younger must wear on boats 20’ or less) type IV throw device (required on boats 16’ in length except canoes and kayaks), fire extinguisher (if required) and sound producing device. Boaters are also reminded to check that the motorboat (including boats propelled by an electric motor) have a current motorboat registration.
For more information about Boating Basics, please visit our website: http://fishandboat.com/boat_basics.htm
And, with our first Fish-for-Free Day on Sunday, May 24, we thought it would be a good idea to also remind everyone of AN ANGLER’S CODE OF ETHICS:
Many local landowners extend anglers the courtesy of recreational fishing opportunities. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission signage is routinely placed along stream sections open to public fishing. When in doubt, stay out. Ethical anglers DO NOT litter, camp, build fires, cut trees, block property, or operate any motorized vehicle or ATV on property of another without advanced permission of the landowner. These unlawful actions will, and do, get ground POSTED!
For more information about Fish-for-Free Days, please visit our website: http://fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm
Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend. And, remember to “Wear It, PA!”