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January/February 2015 Angler & Boater

Feature Articles

Secrets of Solid Fishing for Bruiser Bluegills by Vic Attardo

A Stream through the Seasons by Jeff Woleslagle

Find Your Next Secret Spot by John Allen

Winter Opens Non-Ice Fishing Opportunities in Northwestern Pennsylvania by Darl Black

Game Plan for Wintertime River Walleyes by Jeff Knapp

Fooling Panfish by Carl Haensel

Peak Seasonal Bites by Marilyn Black

Breaking in and Maintaining a Gas Auger by Ross Robertson 

Ice Anglers Popular Panfish Mixed Catch by Mike Bleech

The Magnetic Compass—Why and How It Works by Alex Zidock Jr.

Do Not Disturb Spawning Black Bass by Deborah Weisberg

The Reclusive, Elusive Warmouth by Rob Criswell

Special Features

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Angler Award Program

Eastern Box Turtle

Cold Water Kills! and Ice Safety Thickness Chart

Highlights from the 2015 Boating Regulations Recap

Winter PLAY Newsletter by Kristi Niekamp and Miranda Smith

2015 Seasons, Sizes and Creel Limits

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Biologists Working to Advance Fisheries Science by Leroy M. Young Jr.

Regular Features

Straight Talk by Executive Director John A. Arway

Your Fishing Field Guide by Carl Haensel

Notes from the Stream

Reflecting on the Water by Ron Kuhn

Tying Together by Christian A. Shane


Angler’s Notebook by Jerry Bush

Fishin’ from the Kitchen by Wayne Phillips

Pennsylvania’s Best Fishing Waters Walleye

Cast & Caught