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Fishing

Publications /Documents

Angler Award Program (BROCHURE)
Application and rules for PFBC Angler Award Program.
Minimum grade level: MS-HS 

Are You a Smart Angler? (FACT SHEET)
Fact sheet detailing SMART concept, what letters in SMART stand for.
Minimum grade level: ES

Care of the Catch (WEB ONLY)
Techniques for releasing or keeping fish.
Minimum grade level: ES 

Care of the Catch - Trout (WEB ONLY)
Techniques for releasing or keeping trout.
Minimum grade level: ES 

Casting Cans(FACT SHEET)
How to prepare a soda can for casting.
Minimum grade level: ES 

How to Rig a Minnow (FACT SHEET)
Fact sheet details how to rig a minnow for trout fishing. Live bait rigging.
Minimum grade level: ES 

Ice Fishing and Jigging: What's on the End of Your Line? (WEB ONLY)
Fact sheet on the use of Jigs, Flash baits and swimming lures when Ice fishing.  
Minimum grade level: ES-HS   

Ice Fishing in Pennsylvania (WEB ONLY)
Ice fishing opportunities in Pennsylvania, tips and safety.  
Minimum grade level: ES   

Knotes on Knots (FACT SHEET)
How to tie fishing knots such as blood knot, improved clinch knot and more.  
Minimum grade level: ES   

Panfish on the Fly (WEB ONLY)
Fact sheet describing flies and methods to use to catch panfish on either flyrods or spinning tackle.  
Minimum grade level: MS   

PLAY: 20 Years of PLAY (WEB ONLY)
PLAY brochure containing the following articles: 20 Years of PLAY, PLAY Changes, Hook Sharpening: Keep Those Hooks Sharp!, Pre-Season Warm-Up, Life Jackets and the "Touchdown Test," Boat Capacity Math, Pugnose Minnow and The Science of Stocking Trout.  
Minimum grade level: ES-HS   

PLAY: 2004 Fishing Season (WEB ONLY)
This PLAY issue helps you find understand the "ins" and "outs" of the fishing season. Laws and regulations, how to care for your catch, and caring for the environment are all discussed.  
Minimum grade level: ES-MS   

PLAY: Are You a SMART Angler (BROCHURE)
Guide to Fishing and Boating opportunities in PA. Includes region map, information on special regulation areas, boat accesses, etc.   
Minimum grade level: ES-MS   

PLAY: Fishing & History (WEB ONLY)
PLAY brochure that describes the history of fishing from ancient times to present and also looks to future innovations.  
Minimum grade level: ES-MS   

PLAY: Ice Fishing (WEB ONLY)
PLAY brochure with an ice fishing word search, an ice safety checklist, tip-ups, lures and bait, cutting through the ice and an ice thickness chart.
Minimum grade level: MS-HS

PLAY: Tackle-Crafting (WEB ONLY)
PLAY brochure containing the following articles: Tackle-crafting, Beginning Fly Tying, Knot Sense, Making Jigs, Recipe for a Rod Tube, Fixing Old Lures, It's the Law  
Minimum grade level: ES-HS   

PLAY: Take Your Family Fishing (WEB ONLY)
PLAY brochure discusses the ideal fishing spot, fishing from a boat and casting and knots.  
Minimum grade level: ES-MS 

Put 'em Back Alive (WEB ONLY)
Details tips for catching and releasing trout.  
Minimum grade level: MS   

Rigging for Carp (WEB ONLY)
Fact sheet discussing tackle, basic rigs and bait to use when fishing for carp.  
Minimum grade level: MS   

Summary of Fishing Regulations and Laws (BROCHURE)
Current summary booklet of seasons, sizes and creel limits in Pennsylvania.  
Minimum grade level: MS   

Supermarket Baits (WEB ONLY)
Fact sheet showing how common food items can be used for bait. Good for intro or basic fishing skills program.  
Minimum grade level: ES   

Tips on Tip-ups (FACT SHEET)
How to rig and use tip-ups for ice fishing.  
Minimum grade level: ES   

To Catch a Bass (WEB ONLY)
How to use jigs to catch bass.  
Minimum grade level: ES   

Trout Fishing (WEB ONLY)
Basics about gear used for fly-fishing and spin-fishing.  
Minimum grade level: ES 

VIDEOS

Anglers Guide to GPS Navigation (VHS)
This video takes fishermen step-by-step through the basics and shows you how to use GPS in three typical fishing applications. It covers everything you need to know to put GPS to work for you, including: How GPS Works; GPS Accuracy; Marking Your Spots; Navigation Basics; Fishing Structure with GPS; Trolling with GPS; Out of state Trips; and GPS Buyers.  
Minimum grade level: MS-HS

Battling Bronzebacks (VHS/73 Minutes)
Techniques for smallmouth bass using various lures and the secrets of fishing in summer and late fall are covered.  
Minimum grade level: MS 

Fishin' Fun (VHS/19 Minutes)
Basic fishing skills. Filmed in Georgia, it gives some helpful hints for fishing and shows that you don't need fancy equipment (a cane pole will do!).  
Minimum grade level: ES

Fly Fishing Made Easy (VHS/57 Minutes)
This video is good for the beginning fly angler. Step-by-step instructions are given on how to choose the right equipment, proper assembly of your system, and the basics of casting and retrieving. Learn how location, behavior and presentation are the "Formula for Success." Proper catch-and-release techniques are also demonstrated. The angler is shown how to fish for panfish, trout, and largemouth bass.  
Minimum grade level: MS 

Grandpa, Can We go Fishing? (VHS/27 Minutes)
Travel along as Grandpa, four kids, and a dog named Gus spend the day fishing on a small pond. Grandpa teaches these young anglers the basics of fishing, how-to techniques, outdoor ethics, and water safety.  
Minimum grade level: ES   

Have You Seen My Beluga? (VHS/28 Minutes)
Aimed at young teens, this video shows how the knowledge of fish (life cycle, habitat needs etc) can increase fishing success.  
Minimum grade level: MS

Lake Erie: Fishing in PAs Great Lake (VHS/29 Minutes)
This Film focuses on Lake Erie and the kind of fish caught there.  
Minimum grade level: MS