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2014-08-14 16:23:39

Discounted License Available HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families and kids can now add a Mentored Youth Fishing Day as their preferred way to close out the summer season on the traditional Labor Day holiday. Building on the excitement of the year's first mentored youth fishing day on May 10, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) last month announced that it would hold a second special fishing day on Labor Day, Sept. 1, on 17 Panfish Enhancement lakes....

2014-07-14 20:20:52

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's (PFBC) announced today that it will host a second Mentored Youth Fishing Day on Labor Day, Sept. 1, on 17 Panfish Enhancement lakes. To encourage participation on this day, the PFBC also announced that it has reduced the price of a Labor Day 1-day adult resident and Labor Day 1-day adult non-resident license to just $1 on Labor Day. With issuing agent and transaction fees, the total price...

2009-10-03 20:12:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Scott Steil of Richmond, Minn., caught five walleyes weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces to give him a two-day total of 10 walleyes weighing 37 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour Championship presented by Berkley on the Missouri River in Bismarck, N.D. Steil earned $105,000 for his title in the nationally televised tournament that featured 108 anglers from 16 states and Canada. "I caught all my fish on one rod," said Steil. "I only...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

The following are the Mid-South lakes and streams where fishing is best this week: Tennessee Pickwick Lake: Guide Clagett Talley (731-607-5266) says bass fishing has been excellent around points and flats with jerk baits and midsize topwater baits like the Strike King Spit-n-King. He's also been catching lots of good bass around sparse patches of grass, using shaky-head jigs with a Strike King Rage Tail plastic crawfish in blue. The Spit-n-King is producing lots of striped bass just...

2008-10-09 21:00:24

By Scott Richardson Bob Taylor of Minonk was hooked on bass fishing until he caught three muskies by accident at Evergreen Lake in northwestern McLean County. The trio of vicious strikes sent his heart racing to his throat and ripped up his fishing gear. "Bass lures don't stand a chance. Muskie lures don't stand a chance," laughed Taylor, 42, who guides for muskies on Evergreen, Spring Lake and McMaster Lake. "I couldn't get that thrill out of bass fishing. I don't know what it is about...

2008-10-05 15:00:11

By PAUL A. SMITH The BoatU.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has announced more than $50,000 in grants to 19 groups, including two in Wisconsin, for its 2008 Clean Water Grant program. The foundation, a non-profit education and research organization, received more than 60 applications for its 2008 Clean Water Grant cycle, which focused on educating boaters about preventing the spread of invasive species. Of the 19 grants selected for funding, projects ranged from creating...

2008-09-01 00:06:46

By Bob Frye Officially making its debut tomorrow is the ICE-55 Flasher, manufactured by Humminbird. The company's first-ever flasher designed for use by ice fishermen, the ICE-55 captured Best of Show honors at this year's International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show, the world's largest gathering of tackle manufacturers. Among what the company bills as "never-before-seen features in a flasher" on the ICE-55 are a six-color fiber optic display and an LCD display. Prior to the...

2008-08-26 00:00:22

By Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer I presume many anglers are ready for spring fishing action. The experts tell us the magic water temperature for walleyes to do their spring spawning dance is between 42 and 48 degrees. There are exceptions to the rule, though, with a few rivers turning on a bit sooner. The larger female walleyes move into holes or deeper depressions in slower current areas and hold there while signaling their intentions to males that they are almost ready...

2008-08-24 22:57:26

By Bob Frye High Point Lake is the kind of place you fish only if you really mean to. Located near Mt. Davis -- the highest point in Pennsylvania -- in the mountains of Somerset County, it's far off the beaten path. Still, it gets considerable fishing pressure from anglers all across southwestern Pennsylvania. If there's one problem with the 338-acre lake, though, it's been the sometimes carpet-like cover of vegetation within it. "The weeds are really bad there," said Scott Gates of...

2008-08-08 21:00:15

By Scott Richardson SHABBONA - There's nothing shabby about fishing at Shabbona Lake. The 318-acre lake - the only public reservoir built in Illinois specifically for fishing - is hot for several kinds of fish. "We're having another great year," said Denny Sands, a former sheriff's deputy who co-owns Shabbona Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental at the lake located about 80 miles north of Bloomington- Normal off Interstate 39. Sands said bass fishing has never been better. "The...


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2005-06-14 10:30:11

Pomoxis Rafinesque, is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species is P. annularis, otherwise known as the white crappie. The species of this genus are known as crappies (the first syllable being pronounced "crop" in American English), and are extremely popular game fish; both are also sometimes known as the calico bass. The genus has two species: The white crappie, Pomoxis annularis Rafinesque, 1818, is native throughout the...

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