Mr. Rehm caught this 46-inch Tiger Musky on Lake Frederick
(photo submitted by WCO Mark Sweppenhiser)
Peyton Woomer of Duncansville caught this “big ol' sunfish” when she was fishing at Canoe Creek State Park recently. It was so big that she had to get some help from her father to reel it in!
(photo submitted by Mr. Woomer)
Memorial Lake State Park is a great place to fish for bass! Try using diving lures of 4-to-5 feet or live minnows for best chance to reel one in.
Adams / West York County
Welcome to new WCO Rachael Thurner-Diaz! You can meet her on Monday, July 11, 2016, at the PFBC’s 150th Anniversary event, which is a Family Fishing Festival, at Gifford Pinchot State Park at 6pm. Pre-registration is required.
Franklin / East Fulton
Welcome to new WCO Jeremy Ney! WCO Ney, along with WCO Thurner-Diaz, graduated from the H.R. Stackhouse School of Fishery Conservation and Watercraft Safety as part of the 21st class, on Friday, June 24, 2016, and began their duties on Monday, June 27, 2016.
Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots over the Independence Day holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). Monday, July 4, marks the second of two free fishing days in the Commonwealth. The first was on May 29. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone – residents and non-residents – to legally fish in Pennsylvania without a fishing license. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on both days, no fishing license is needed to fish in Pennsylvania's waterways. All other fishing regulations apply.
The Fourth of July holiday normally sees an increase of boats out on the water. Before taking your boat out, please be sure to review the General Boating Regulations for your watercraft.
Take note that alcohol is prohibited on land and water at all Pennsylvania state parks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property, and on many other waterways in the Commonwealth. Also, it is illegal to operate a watercraft on all the waters of the Commonwealth while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.
Finally, if you will be using any PFBC-owned or Commission-controlled property, we suggest that you review the PFBC Property Regulations.
Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day weekend!