Pennsylvania Fly Fishing

Spring Nymphing in Pennsylvania Webinar on February 8th, 2022

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The spring kicks off the fly fishing season. Aquatic insects start making their move with warmer waters and anticipation of their emergence out of the water. Trout are equally actively feeding on nymphs for the vast majority of their diet.

In this webinar, Dave Rothrock and Dave Kile will have a conversation about some technics and approaches to spring nymphing. Dave Rothrock will discuss How to Set Up a Drop Shot Nymph Rig to get the best results as well as plenty of other ideas.

So join Dave and Dave for a fun and casual conversation about Spring Nymphing in Pennsylvania.

Topics
• How to Set Up a Drop Shot Nymph Rig
• Seasonal hatches and trout food
• Types of nymph patterns
• Wild vs stocked trout behavior
• Your questions and answers

Dave Rothrock
Dave has been fly-fishing across Pennsylvania for over 50 years. He is an accomplished angler and casting...

Public Comment Sought on Wild Trout in Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is inviting public comment on adding naturally reproducing eastern brook trout to the State Wildlife Action Plan, the document that prescribes conservation measures for species and their critical habitat before they become more rare and more costly to protect and restore.

PFBC Angler Survey Planned for Susquehanna and Juniata

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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is launching a large-scale angler survey effort that will explore fishing use and anglers’ experiences on 130 miles of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers.

The survey is designed to measure catch, harvest, economic expenditures and angler opinions associated with fishing on sections of the two rivers for the period April through October. The Susquehanna River survey reach will extend from Sunbury to the Holtwood Dam near the Maryland border. The survey reach on the Juniata River will extend from Port Royal to the mouth near Duncannon.

PFBC Angler Survey Planned for Susquehanna and Juniata

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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is launching a large-scale angler survey effort that will explore fishing use and anglers’ experiences on 130 miles of the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers.

The survey is designed to measure catch, harvest, economic expenditures and angler opinions associated with fishing on sections of the two rivers for the period April through October. The Susquehanna River survey reach will extend from Sunbury to the Holtwood Dam near the Maryland border. The survey reach on the Juniata River will extend from Port Royal to the mouth near Duncannon.

Public's Right of Access to Little Juniata River Wins Critical Protection

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The state agencies responsible for the stewardship of Pennsylvania's natural resources today praised a court decision guaranteeing the rights of citizens to have access to the Little Juniata River in Huntingdon County for fishing, boating and other recreation.

TEMPORARY BAN ISSUED ON LIVE FISH TRANSPORT FROM ERIE WATERSHED

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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has placed a temporary ban on the transportation of live fish from Lake Erie and its tributary waters inland.

SOMETHING FISHY-LICIOUS AT PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW

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Visitors to the 91st Annual Pennsylvania State Farm Show can land something deliciously fishy. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is sponsoring “Fishin’ From the Kitchen Day” at the annual agricultural showcase on January 8. That day preparation techniques and recipes for Pennsylvania sportfish will be featured in the popular PA Preferred Culinary Connection event.

Updated On Proposed Changes From The PFBC

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I forgot to include the county guides on the FBC website, which are really very good. But it looks like the race is going to be between Meck and Landis.

2007 Pennsylvania Fish Licenses Go On Sale December 1st

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The calendar may say otherwise, but for anglers the New Year is just days away. That's because 2007 Pennsylvania Fishing Licenses go on sale December 1. Not only are the 2007 licenses available in December, they're also valid immediately at the time of purchase. In essence, buying a Pennsylvania fishing license in December is like getting an extra month at no additional fee.

It's easy to take advantage of this "baker's dozen" of months of fishing fun. To purchase a license from the convenience of your own home, simply fish the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) web site at www.fishandboat.com and click on the yellow link marked “Get Your Fishing License.” You can then complete your transaction online and print out a valid license on a home printer. For those who need to pick up some new gear to go with their license, visit one of more than 1,300 fishing license issuing agents statewide. Issuing agents include bait and tackle shops and the sporting goods departments of...

PFBC SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR SECOND ROUND OF EDUCATION GRANTS

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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is looking for fishing and aquatic education programs that could use some financial assistance. The PFBC is seeking grant applications from organizations and local agencies involved in offering sportfishing and aquatic resource education programming. The Commission is now accepting applications for its Sportfishing and Aquatic Resource Education Grants. The Commission awarded 14 grants in this program in 2006.

In this program, grants up to $5,000 will be given to providers of fishing and aquatic resource education programs. Programs must occur between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2008. This funding can be applied to the purchase of equipment, materials and costs associated with field trips.
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