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SPRING 2012
Winter 2011 / 2012
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Photos below are selected from the Regional Reports and other sections of our website, listed with PFBC region.

Northwest  
June 20, 2012

Glenn A Hoover III (15yrs old), recently caught this freshwater drum off the North Pier in Lake Erie. The fish measured 34 inches long and almost 14 pounds.

Drum

Southeast  
June 20, 2012

From the rank of Life Scout to Eagle Scout, one requirement is to develop, supervise and complete a service project to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Darian Erb chose to build information kiosks along the Susquehanna river to assist boaters, hunters, fisherman, and bird enthusiasts in providing updated changes in the PA fishing and boating laws. Photo Courtesy of Darian Erb.

Darian at kiosk

Southwest  
June 20, 2012

Derek Bashe and Halle Jacks pose with the panfish they caught at the PFBC Family Fishing Program on 6/9/12 at Pine Township Park Pond.  This was Halle’s first fish!

Halle
   
  Derk
   
This pacu was recently caught at Yellow Creek Lake.  Pacu are tropical fish native to Brazil. Pacu

Southcentral  
June 12, 2012

Angler from Altoona caught a nice catfish near Montgomery Ferry access, Susquehanna River.

Catfish
   
Chad Gatewood’s 30.3 inch walleye, 17.5 inch girth, weighing 11.9 lbs., out of the Codorus Creek in heavy current and caught on an erie derie tipped with night crawler on 8 lb. test about half a mile below Lake Williams. Walleye

Northeast  
June 12, 2012

Ciara Warner caught this nice 14.25 inch brook trout out of Roaring Creek, Columbia County. Ciara caught the trout on a spinner while fishing with her dad on May 12th.

Ciara with brook trout

Southwest  
June 7, 2012

Tom Will caught this 21.5-inch tiger trout in a local stream on June 1.

Tiger trout

Southwest  
May 30, 2012

Stephen Manukas took his children nighttime catfishing on the Ohio River, near Neville Island on May 25.  Christopher caught a 5-pound flathead (35 inches), and Michelle caught an 8-pound flathead.  Both were caught on cut white bass.

Flathead
   
  Flathead

Southwest  
May 25, 2012

Vinnie Fry, age 10 from Clymer, landed a 21-inch golden rainbow trout on May 10, 2012 on Little Mahoning Creek using a brown Rooster Tail. 

Golden rainbow trout

Northeast  
May 23, 2012

Chelsea Winkelspecht of Albrightsville proudly displays a thirty-two inch striped bass that she recently caught at Beltzville Lake. She caught the striper using a white tube jig.

Striped bass
   
Andrew Rodgers of Palmerton caught this twenty inch rainbow trout while fishing at Princess Run. Rainbow trout
   
John Brandes caught this beautiful tiger trout while fishing at Bushkill Creek on May 14. Tiger trout

Southcentral  
May 21, 2012


Kyle Robinson with a 27 “ (10 lbs.) striped bass caught & released on Raystown Lake caught on a top water after dark.

Striper
   
Pictured is a nice five pound largemouth bass caught and released by Tim Crabtree.  Tim, who is a Blair County 911 dispatch supervisor, is a very avid hunter and angler and disputes his disability, which confines him to a wheel chair, is a very successful as you can see! Largemouth bass
   
Pictured is 14 yr old Tyler Kremser, who caught this large Golden Rainbow Trout while fishing in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River.  Tyler was very patient while trying to catch the lunker, which was uninterested in his, and the other angler's bait who were all trying to catch the fish, which keep swimming in front of them.  Tyler’s persistence paid off as the fish suddenly swiped at his bait and he was able to hook and land him.  Great job Tyler!! Golden rainbow trout

Northwest  
May 10, 2012

Todd Young from Nazareth, PA caught this lake trout on 5/6/12. The fish weighed 29.28 pounds, was 39 inches in length, and had a girth of 26 inches.

Lake trout

Northeast  
May 10, 2012

Ten year old Bryce Taylor from Sweet Valley, Luzerne County caught this nice 21 inch rainbow trout at nearby Moon Lake. He caught this big fish on May 5th. Bryce also complimented the agency by saying "thank you PA Fish & Boat Commission for a great fish."

Rainbow trout

Southcentral  
May 9, 2012

Smallmouth bass caught on April 29 by Joshua Evans on the Swatara Creek in Hummelstown. 

Smallmouth bass
   
Lake (age 9) with a 19" brook trout caught on Shultz Creek. Brook trout
   
Dave with a 20" brook trout caught on Fowlers Hollow. Brook trout
   
Dustin with a 18" brook trout caught on Fowlers Hollow. Brook trout

Southwest  
May 9, 2012

Greg Hess, of Sarver, landed this 42-inch muskellunge at midnight exactly on the May 6, in Freeport just above the Lock, on a nightcrawler.  The fish weighed 18.2 pounds. 

Musky

Southeast  
April 27, 2012

Bucks County Angler Dan Gol with a great trout he caught on the Tohickon Creek.

Dan with trout
   
WCO Walls and WCO Benevento watched S. Harmer land this beautiful 19 inch, 2 ½ pound brown trout from the pool at the outfall of the Octoraro Reservoir on April 21. It was caught on an ultralight rod with a nightcrawler as bait. The fight to land the fish lasted about 7 minutes and was as much fun for the officers to watch as he had catching the fish as they walked up to check his license as he set the hook. Brown trout

Northwest  
April 19, 2012

Lake trout caught in about 50 feet of water off Northeast Marina by Josh Watt, age 22, of Monaca, PA. The fish weighed 26 lbs 11 oz and was 40 in long and had a girth of 24.75 inches.

Josh with lake trout
   
Aleah caught her first fish, a rainbow trout, on Wolf Creek in Mercer County. She caught the trout on April 16, 2012 after she and her dad helped stock fish. Aleah with her first trout

Southwest  
April 18, 2012

Brady’s Run Lake on the opening day of trout season 2012.

Brady’s Run Lake
   
J.D. Underwood caught a 22-inch golden rainbow trout at Laurel Hill Lake on the opening day on a nightcrawler. J. D. with golden rainbow
   
Chad Reed, Greensburg, PA, with his 22-inch golden rainbow trout caught opening day at Keystone Lake. Chad with golden rainbow
   
Six year-old Alexis Miller and her dad Mitchell Miller, of Greensburg, with 5 rainbow trout that she caught on waxworms at Mammoth Lake on 04/15/12. Alexis with rainbow

Northeast  
April 18, 2012

Leona Peters and her father Frank caught their limit at Lackawanna State Park on opening day.

Leona and Frank with their opening day catches
   
Fourteen year old Kyle Garavaglia from Shohola caught this nice golden rainbow trout on opening day while fishing the Lackawaxen River near Rowland. Kyle with golden rainbow
   
William Brandes caught this beautiful 18 inch brown trout while fishing with his father and brother on opening day at Bushkill Creek. William with brown trout

Southwest  
April 11, 2012

Steve Manukas took his children Michelle and Christopher fishing for catfish on the Ohio River Saturday evening.  They caught seven catfish.  The largest caught was a 20-pound flathead catfish on a live bluegill.  The other fish were caught on cut shad. 

Catfish
   
  Catfish

Northeast  
April 11, 2012

As the sun warms the water, aquatic life tends to stir.  Sites, like these turtles basking in the sun in Bradford County, become more common. 

Turtle

Southcentral  
April 11, 2012

Mason Keller, age 15, got a huge surprise when he made one cast on the Cocolamus Creek and hooked onto a 26 inch brown trout.  He caught the fish on a night crawler.  Mason did not want to reveal his secret spot.

Mason with borwn trout
   
Tiffany Sherrick traveled from Harrisburg to Juniata County and caught this beautiful 19 inch brook trout on Laurel Run. Tiffany with brook trout

Southeast  
April 4, 2012

Dan Wasylyk of Collingdale had a great morning as well on Chester Creek.  He picked up this beautiful 24" rainbow trout along with others.

Dan with rainbow
   
Tom Beggs of Brookhaven caught this nice golden rainbow trout on his first cast.  He went on to catch two more notable fish, including a 22" rainbow trout. Tom with golden rainbow

Southcentral  
April 4, 2012

Golden rainbow trout caught on the second day of trout season, at the Waynesville Bridge, Powells Creek, by Tyler R. of Lykens.  He caught this nice fish on a rooster tail.

Golden rainbow
   
Brandon Nipple with 19 1/2" Brown and Golden Trout caught on East Licking Creek. Golden rainbow
   
Trapper Ernzeller 20" Golden rainbow trout caught on East Licking Creek opening day. Golden rainbow
   
Terry Youtzer with a 21 1/2" brown trout caught on East Licking Creek opening day. Brown trout
   
Four brook trout caught by Gary Emerick. Brook trout
   
Brook and two brown trout caught by Dustin Carolus. Brook and brown trout

Southcentral  
March 29, 2012

Alexis Dedmon from Lewistown, PA holding her 21 inch, 4 lb. 8 oz. bass caught March 22nd on a nightcrawler in the Juniata River near Lewistown, Mifflin County. She was taking advantage of the clear water to sight fish. She caught a total of six bass that day, including an 18 inch bass, and none smaller than 12 inches. Catch and release. She had a good day.

Smallmouth bass

Southwest  
March 21, 2012

Dawn Peterson and Steve Manukas caught a drum on a nightcrawler and a channel catfish on cut shad on the Ohio River, south of the I-79 Bridge on March 17, 2012.

Drum
   
  Catfish
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