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March/April 2013 Angler & Boater

Feature articles

Penns Creek Early by Vic Attardo (PDF)

Central Pennsylvania Limestone Streams by Deborah Weisberg

Southeast Best Family Trout Waters by Vic Attardo (PDF)

Laurel Highlands Trout Trail by Bob Frye

Soft Plastics for Trout by John Allen (PDF)

Early Trout on Lake Wallenpaupack by Alex Zidock Jr.

More for Less: Rigging a Small Economical Boat for All-Around Fishing by Darl Black

Ice-Out Smallmouth Bass of Presque Isle Bay by Marilyn Black

Thinking on Crappie Terms by Mike Bleech

Pymatuning Reservoir Walleye Comeback by Jeff Knapp

Choosing and Installing a Bow Mount Trolling Motor by Ross Robertson

The Wooden Canoe is Alive and Well by Linda Steiner

Eastern Sand Darter by Rob Criswell (PDF)

Special features

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission 2012 Annual Report Summary (PDF)

Adult Trout Stocking Program Changes by Tom Greene (PDF)

Call to Action: Restore the Susquehanna River (PDF)

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission 2012 Photography Contest (PDF)

Spring PLAY Newsletter by Andrew Fedor and Miranda Smith

Evaluation of Pennsylvania Catfish Spawning Boxes by Mike Porta and Gary Smith (PDF)

Regular features

Straight Talk by Executive Director John A. Arway (PDF)

Tying the Baetis Thorax Dun by Charles R. Meck

Your Fishing Field Guide by Carl Haensel

Notes from the Stream (PDF)

Reflecting on the Water by Ron Kuhn


Angler’s Notebook by Jerry Bush

Fishin’ from the Kitchen by Wayne Phillips (PDF)

Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day


In this edition, we continue a limited-edition series of Ned Smith art prints with a brook trout print. We will be concluding this series of limited-edition prints with the May/June 2013 edition.