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Pennsylvania Angler & Boater Magazine
March / April 2013
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Feature articles
Penns Creek Early by Vic Attardo
Central Pennsylvania Limestone Streams by Deborah Weisberg
Southeast Best Family Trout Waters by Vic Attardo
Laurel Highlands Trout Trail by Bob Frye
Soft Plastics for Trout by John Allen
Early Trout on Lake Wallenpaupack by Alex Zidock Jr.
More for Less: Rigging a Small Economical Boat for All-Around Fishing by Darl Black
Ice-Out Smallmouth Bass of Presque Isle Bay by Marilyn Black
Thinking on Crappie Terms by Mike Bleech
Pymatuning Reservoir Walleye Comeback by Jeff Knapp
Choosing and Installing a Bow Mount Trolling Motor by Ross Robertson
The Wooden Canoe is Alive and Well by Linda Steiner
Eastern Sand Darter by Rob Criswell
Special features
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission 2012 Annual Report Summary
Adult Trout Stocking Program Changes by Tom Greene
Call to Action: Restore the Susquehanna River
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission 2012 Photography Contest
Spring PLAY Newsletter by Andrew Fedor and Miranda Smith
Evaluation of Pennsylvania Catfish Spawning Boxes by Mike Porta and Gary Smith
Regular features
Straight Talk by Executive Director John A. Arway
Tying the Baetis Thorax Dun by Charles R. Meck
Your Fishing Field Guide by Carl Haensel
Notes from the Stream
Reflecting on the Water by Ron Kuhn
Angler’s Notebook by Jerry Bush
Fishin’ from the Kitchen by Wayne Phillips
Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day
On the cover
In a clear Pennsylvania stream, a wild brown trout pursues agile nymphs as they race to the surface in this painting by Pennsylvania artist George LaVanish. For more information on George's work and prints, visit
In this edition, we continue a limited-edition series of Ned Smith art prints with a brook trout print. We will be concluding this series of limited-edition prints with the May/June 2013 edition.
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