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SUMMER 2014
Spring 2014
Regional Reports Index
 
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Photos below are selected from the Regional Reports and other sections of our website, listed with PFBC region.

Northeast  
August 27, 2014

Mr. J.P. Harbst of Sayre, PA has had good luck fishing at the State Game Lands Pond in Athens Township his last couple trips.  He has landed some great Chain Pickerel and Largemouth Bass using a chartreuse crankbaits and rubber worms.

Largemouth Bass

Southwest  
August 27, 2014

Steve Manukas and his family caught about 150 pounds of catfish in 3.5 hours of fishing the Ohio River above Sewickley on August 23, 2014.  Michelle’s largest Flathead Catfish was 41 inches long and weighed 34.5 pounds. Christopher’s largest Flathead Catfish was 38 inches long and weighed 26 pounds. They were using cut shad for bait.

Michelle’s largest Flathead
   
  Christopher’s largest Flathead

Southwest  
August 21, 2014

Adam Locke from Freedom, PA caught and released this giant Flathead Catfish he named “Bert” from the Ohio River near Monaca on August 17, 2014.  Bert is 43 pounds, 13 ounces and 42 inches long.

Flatehead Catfish

Northeast  
August 20, 2014

This beautiful 11 ½” Yellow Perch was caught recently from the shore st Chambers Lake on a minnow near the bottom.

Yellow Perch
   
Big bait means big fish? Maybe not! After watching countless Muskellunge anglers casting and trolling those 12 to 14 inch plugs in all kinds of different colors, this 42-inch beauty fell for a one-inch long Crappie rig! Muskellunge

Southcentral  
August 20, 2014

Justin Snyder submitted this picture of a nice 29 inch Flathead Catfish that he caught in Codorus Creek.

Justin with Flathead Catfish

Northcentral  
August 19, 2014

Scott Love was using a spinner when he caught 3 Brown Trout.  The trout measured from 21 inches to 26 inches.

Brown trout

Northcentral  
August 12, 2014

Jenna Bond recently went on a fishing trip to Pine Creek with her Grandmother, Julie Szur.  Jenna loved being on the water with her Grandmother so much she asked her if they could eventually buy a cabin there!  Check out this great photo of Jenna with one of her first catches using a fly rod!

Jenna
   
Kevin Heeman and his son Wyatt Heeman caught a nice musky using perch colored artificial bait over the weekend. Musky
   
Josh Day of Mill Hall, caught this nice 31 inch Channel Catfish on Bald Eagle Creek near Lock Haven using a streamer pattern!

Photo by Josh Day
Channel Catfish

Northwest  
August 12, 2014

Chad Foster caught this nice 17.5 inch Smallmouth Bass on French Creek in Crawford County.

Chad with Smallmouth Bass

Northeast  
August 6, 2014

Nelly Swisher, from Stillwater, was able to land this 24 inch and 7.5 lb. Rainbow Trout out of Fishing Creek this past weekend.

Nelly with Rainbow

Southwest  
July 30, 2014

Nathan Pastorek caught and released this 45-inch Flathead Catfish on the Allegheny River in Freeport.

Flathead Catfish
   
A.J. Vargo landed this 7.48-pound Largemouth Bass during the July 26, 2014 PA Bass Federation Nation Western Regional Tournament at Youghiogheny River Lake.  A.J. won the tournament with 3 fish and a total of 12.30 pounds. Largemouth Bass

Northeast  
July 30, 2014

Amber Wechsler of Kunkletown is proudly displaying a 30 inch Striped Bass that she recently caught at Beltzville Lake during the evening using chicken livers as bait.

Amber with Striped Bass

Southcentral  
July 29, 2014

Ben Page from our Lake Habitat Crew had a nice day on the Juniata River.

Ben with Smallmouth Bass

Southwest  
July 17, 2014

Brittany Kozak, of Smithfield, caught a beautiful 22-inch, 4-pound Brown Trout on 7/13/14 on the Youghiogheny River tailrace.  It was caught with a rubber worm.

Brown Trout

Northwest  
July 16, 2014

David R. Shupe caught and released this Paddlefish at the Tionesta Dam Outflow on July 9th.

Paddlefish

Southwest  
July 2, 2014

Sisters Alanna Snowberger, age 6, and Teagan Snowberger, age 5, both caught their first fish at PFBC’s 6/27/14 Family Fishing Program held at the Pickerel Pond at Prince Gallitzin State Park.

Alanna and Teagan
   
Alanna with one of her catches. Alanna
   
  Marcy
   
Marcy Vasbinder and her 14-year old daughter Morgan both caught fish at PFBC’s 6/27/14 Family Fishing Program held at the Pickerel Pond at Prince Gallitzin State Park. The Golden Shiner that Marcy caught was her first fish! She was awarded a First Fish Certificate. Morgan

Northwest  
July 1, 2014

Lindsay Volenik caught her first fish at the NW Family Fishing Festival held on June 21st at Presque Isle State Park.

Lindsay

Northcentral  
June 25, 2014

Dave Keller caught this 15 inch largemouth bass using a rubber worm hooked wacky style.

(photo taken by Tyler Neimond)

Largemouth bass
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