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Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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I was always lucky and my father took me to the Crossforks section of Kettle Creek when I was 12 and under. When I turned 13 I was on my own and had to fish above or below it until my brother was too old to fish there. There should be a few more sections like that around the state. I think Spring Creek in town Bellefonte between the 2 bridges in town should be a kids area.

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Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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Fredrick wrote:

Have the season openers been posted yet ?
Never mind I answered my own question.

http://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/Penns ... /TroutSeasonOverview.aspx


Yeah Fred.....you should take your little guy....and don't you crowd him out and cast over his line!!!!


If I did that my son would take me down and put me in a wrestling hold until I cried for my mommy .

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Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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Thanks for the heads up to check the stocking schedule ...... Turns out that the Creek near me isn't stocked until afterward so I'll wait and take the kids for Bluegill later come summer.

Posted on: 2/8 16:36


Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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thanks for the heads up to check the stocking schedule ...... Turns out that the Creek near me isn't stocked until afterward so I'll wait and take the kids for Bluegill later come summer.


Why wait? Tons of stocked streams in the SE there great for kids!

Posted on: 2/8 17:27


Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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Anybody who thinks the program was started for kids to fish as their parents dug worms is so out of touch with reality. It's for kids to go fishing with an adult. Fishing is not one person fishing and the other observing. My father took me fishing all the time and he was not there to simply bait my hook.

Probably the biggest reason I fish today is because I enjoyed fishing WITH my dad. The number of fish I caught under his supervision did not matter in the least. Believe me there were plenty of fishless days because we also skipped rocks and caught other things like snakes, frogs, turtles, etc...

If the rule clearly states the adult can fish then fish away with the kids. That's what it's about. the elitists should just stay home if the sight of fathers and children fishing side by side is offensive to them.

Posted on: 2/8 20:29


Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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I can't speak to the youth mentored fishing day but I can say with 100% assurance that the reason I have fished for 68 years is only because my Dad and I went fishing for little sunnies with a metal rod, a cheap bait casting reel, black linen line, snelled hooks, and dough balls. We kept a bunch in a white enameled pail until the end of the evening and then we released them back into the lake.

We fished together for forty-five years in northern NJ streams, the Catskills and many rivers in Montana.

Posted on: 2/8 21:48
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Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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It's confirmed: poopdeck harvests every stocked trout in the state on youth fishing day.

I guess everyone should stay home on the opener.

Posted on: 2/9 7:14


Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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My father had no issue sitting back and mentoring my brother and me. I can remember my father helping me throw wet flies at the lower end of the Cross Forks section of Kettle. Helping me get my rod stroke down. He enjoyed sitting back and watching us and didn't feel the need to be fishing. I guess times have changed.

Posted on: 2/9 9:03


Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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Anybody who thinks the program was started for kids to fish as their parents dug worms is so out of touch with reality. It's for kids to go fishing with an adult. Fishing is not one person fishing and the other observing. My father took me fishing all the time and he was not there to simply bait my hook.

Probably the biggest reason I fish today is because I enjoyed fishing WITH my dad. The number of fish I caught under his supervision did not matter in the least. Believe me there were plenty of fishless days because we also skipped rocks and caught other things like snakes, frogs, turtles, etc...

If the rule clearly states the adult can fish then fish away with the kids. That's what it's about. the elitists should just stay home if the sight of fathers and children fishing side by side is offensive to them.


No one is against youth and adults fishing side by side; at least I did not gather that from the majority of the sentiment here. The only thing I'm against is adults fishing, while having the token child under 12 present, only to meet the letter of the day.

FWIW, I saw no one fishing last year when I took my kids out. I saw one landowner, that initially thought the season started a week later and did look at us a bit quizzically when we were walking in . She was correct, but was unaware that a Youth Mentored Day existed, and thought it was a good idea when I explained it to her.

Posted on: 2/9 9:11


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Why would you need a program for a kid to fish with an adult? They can do that anytime, anywhere. The program is to get more kids involved in fishing and to give the kids an advantage because they can fish before the season opens.

Any adult fishing during MYD is not a real fisherman and should be embarrassed. An adult that gets so excited at the prospects of catching stocked trout, and lacks self control to the point he cannot contain himself and needs to fish instead of sitting back and watching a kid fish is not a good sportsman, conservationist, or mentor.

Posted on: 2/9 9:37


Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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Why would you need a program for a kid to fish with an adult? They can do that anytime, anywhere. The program is to get more kids involved in fishing and to give the kids an advantage because they can fish before the season opens.

Any adult fishing during MYD is not a real fisherman and should be embarrassed. An adult that gets so excited at the prospects of catching stocked trout, and lacks self control to the point he cannot contain himself and needs to fish instead of sitting back and watching a kid fish is not a good sportsman, conservationist, or mentor.


Or a good parent, every time I take my son fishing its about him he's 9 . Our sessions only last about a hour but when we go there is only one rod and its always in his hands unless I'm demonstrating something for him to learn.

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Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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Moon1284 wrote;

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Why would you need a program for a kid to fish with an adult? They can do that anytime, anywhere. The program is to get more kids involved in fishing and to give the kids an advantage because they can fish before the season opens.


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Any adult fishing during MYD is not a real fisherman and should be embarrassed. An adult that gets so excited at the prospects of catching stocked trout, and lacks self control to the point he cannot contain himself and needs to fish instead of sitting back and watching a kid fish is not a good sportsman, conservationist, or mentor.


Two great comments. Kids can fish anywhere and anytime as long as it is a legal season and they are not trespassing. The YMD may be important to demonstrate the sport of fishing to a youth but once they start enjoying it they don't really need an adult present except maybe to drive them to where they would like to fish.

The second comment is spot on and any adult who brings a youth to a MYD really needs to exercise self control and remember the real reason they are taking a youth fishing.

Posted on: 2/9 10:32
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Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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The first year they had a MY day my son was 15. On stocking day I ask the WCO about the rules and he said it was for adults and kids. So I thought why not fish with him. On opening day my Son and I camped out at our cabin along the creek. This was the first year owning the property and it was the start of a tradition for us. We woke up at 5am and cooked breakfast creek side. My dad joined us for breakfast and we talked about fishing stories when I was a kid until start time. At 8am there were only 2 guy with 4 kids on the stream.
That year my son decided he wanted to fish with the fly rod more. So it was a great chance to work with him and show him different techniques. We fished until dark and covered miles of stream. If there was someone in a hole fishing we moved to the next. We had a great day fishing together, we caught a lot of fish including 4 fish over 20". My son caught his personal best 24" golden. All fish were released to catch again next week on opening day.

Since that day my son has fished 90% of the time with a Fly rod.

Posted on: 2/9 13:39


Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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I have had some bad experiences with adults fishing during MY day. The first year they had a MY day was the first trout season I owned the property along a popular trout stream. My son had just caught and released a 24" golden. I was cleaning up trash left behind on the bank when two guys pulled in. They came down to the stream and seen the Golden in the hole and yelled for a kid to come down. He yelled back I am cold and tired I am not getting out of the car. After a few cuss words and threats of beating the kid came down caring just a net. We was about 14-15. He sat on the bank as the two adult fished for the golden. I continued to clean up and I her a splashing and see the golden role over. As I got to the creek I saw the hook pop out of it's back. I said to I hope you aren't trying to snag. He cussed me out and told b=me to get out of here and mind my own business. That kind of set me off because it was my land that he was fishing on I told him I was going to sit right here and watch him fish and if he didn't like it he could fish elsewhere. he stormed off cussing. him and the kid went o the car. the other guy came down and apologized for his friend I told him he should go join his friend since it was quitting time and there were no kids with him. He said he was going to make one more cast he thinks that fish will bite. Now my son just landed it 30 minutes ago and the other guy had a hook in its back. I said good luck come back next week and try for him. I got 20 yards away from the creek and I hear a splashing. He had the golden in his net with a spinner stuck in the side of it's head. I said I hope you are going to throw that back since it was snagged. he said it was a clean catch "right in the mouth" as he ran to his car.

The next year We get to the creek at 5:30 am on MY day and there are 6 chairs on the bank where we have our fire ring and breakfast tent. usually people will fish the road side of the creek. Because either you wade threw a deep hole to get to my side or it is a long walk. We went on with our breakfast and a guy and his wife come wading through the hole in the dark carrying two sleeping kids. From the middle of the creek he is yelling that is his spot. I said not problem since he had to young kids I had no issue. I invited them up to sit by the fire and offered breakfast. So since they were fishing their we moved up to the next hole. At 5 minutes to 8 he here guys yelling and look down here that guy cast in early and hooked a big golden before anyone else could cast He quickly handed the rod to his wife who held it in front a 5-6 year old daughter and reeled for her as he ran out with a musky net and netted the fish. the fish wasn't hooked more than a minute. because when I walked down to see him putting the fish on a stringer it was 7:57. I said you know its not even start time and you cant keep a fish that you hooked. I didn't push the issue because the girl was excited about the fish.
I later found out he was related to one of the guys that snagged the fish out the year before and he gave me a fake name when we were talking in the morning.

it is stuff like this that gives the day a bad name.
thank goodness for remote Mountain streams full of wild trout.
I still go opening day because it is a tradition. Last year we were still cooking breakfast at starting time.
I have noticed that the stream was fished out more by opening day due to less fish stocked and the popularity of the MY day.

Posted on: 2/9 14:25


Re: 3/24 youth fishing day rules

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moon1284 wrote:
Why would you need a program for a kid to fish with an adult? They can do that anytime, anywhere. The program is to get more kids involved in fishing and to give the kids an advantage because they can fish before the season opens.


You ask a question in your first sentence, seemingly implying the program isn't needed. Then you answer it in your third sentence, as to precisely why it exists and why it is needed. Or maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are trying to say.

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Any adult fishing during MYD is not a real fisherman and should be embarrassed. An adult that gets so excited at the prospects of catching stocked trout, and lacks self control to the point he cannot contain himself and needs to fish instead of sitting back and watching a kid fish is not a good sportsman, conservationist, or mentor.


You paint all adults with too wide a brush. I was not and am not embarrassed to fish with my kids on MYD. Having an adult fish with kids on MYD is not mutually exclusive with that adult being a good sportsman, conservationist, or mentor. There's plenty of room to fish, demonstrate proper technique, assist with casting, etc. It's called teaching. A good teacher is involved. Kids don't always learn by an adult telling them what to do. Showing them is part of the teaching process. Elbowing the kids or other adults out of the way, however, is not something you will see me do on MYD. Last year, MYD was a much nicer day weather-wise to be out than the SE regional opener as well. Sometimes, you have to take the opportunities to get out when you can.

MYD is one of two days out of the year that I fish over (or am in a section that has) stocked trout, intentionally. The other is Opening Day and I take my kids to a childrens' section of a stream. The oldest is now too old to fish there, but to see her face when she landed a 24" rainbow on her own a few years ago is a priceless memory. And I was not ashamed or embarrassed to net the fish for her. Or to carry my nephew across the stream last year, so he could fish there as well, since he didn't have waders.

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