|Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers are asking anglers who fish Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County to participate in an
angler logbook program effective immediately.
The agencies are asking anglers who fish Raystown Lake to obtain an official
volunteer angler logbook and record specific information about their fishing trips. Fish and Boat Commission
biologists will use the data collected from the logbooks to gain a better understanding of the fishing
activity that occurs at the lake. This information will be included with biological assessments in shaping fisheries
management plans, including stocking plans, for the 8,300-acre impoundment.
To participate, volunteers can obtain an
official logbook, record their catches for each fishing trip during the period of January 1 to December
31, 2008, and return their logbooks by January 30, 2009.
The logs are easy to fill out by following the
simple instructions included with each book. Any personal information provided, including species and
catch rate information, is strictly confidential. However, summaries of combined species catch rates
for all logbooks submitted will be reported at the conclusion of the study.
Interested anglers can help the Fish and
Boat Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintain and enhance fishing opportunities at Raystown
Lake by obtaining a logbook at one of several locations – the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ranger Station at Raystown Lake, the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau,
participating local bait dealers, the Fish and Boat Commission website, or by mail at:
Log Book Survey
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
844 Big Spring Road