Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

April 13 Marks Statewide Opening Day of Trout Season

1 year 15 weeks ago
Trout Opener. (Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission)

Anglers from across the state are gearing up to fish their favorite spots at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, which marks the traditional statewide opening day of trout season. Since mid-February, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has been busy replenishing waterways with a fresh supply of brook, brown and rainbow trout. more»

March 30 Marks Opening Day of Trout in 18 Southeastern Counties

1 year 17 weeks ago

Anglers from 18 southeastern counties are gearing up for the March 30 opening of trout, which marks the unofficial start of the 2013 fishing season. more»

Trout-Fishing Seminar to be Featured at Quarterly Meeting

1 year 27 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will host a trout-fishing seminar in conjunction with its quarterly business meeting set for Jan. 23-24 at the Harrisburg headquarters, located at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
 
The trout-fishing seminar will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Commission’s Susquehanna Room.
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A Holiday Wish: Susquehanna River Needs Your Help

1 year 30 weeks ago

Holidays are for reminiscing and sharing fishing stories with family and friends, so I would like to offer you the chance to share some of your memories of the Susquehanna River with your PFBC family. more»

Commission to Draw Down Lower Woods Pond

1 year 31 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it will begin to draw down Wayne County’s Lower Woods Pond after an evaluation of the lake’s earthen dam found that the structure does not meet current dam safety standards set by the Commonwealth. more»

Bill to Protect Ohio River Basin from Asian Carp

1 year 33 weeks ago

U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) yesterday introduced a bipartisan bill to help prevent the invasion of Asian carp into the Ohio River basin. more»

Lehigh County's Leaser Lake Ready to be Refilled and Reopened to Public

1 year 36 weeks ago

A long-term construction project to rebuild the dam and spillway at Lehigh County’s Leaser Lake received the final stamp of approval this week from state regulators, just in time for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to refill the lake and reopen it to the public for the 2013 regional opening day of trout. more»

PA's Aquatic Resources and Public Safety in Crosshairs

1 year 36 weeks ago

\Nearly a million dollars of contributions made by Pennsylvania’s anglers and boaters specifically to conserve aquatic resources, offer public access to waterways, and provide boating safety education will be withheld from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) by the federal government in 2013 if Congress fails to pass a budget before the end of the year. more»

Commissioner Rocco Ali Sworn in as District 2 Representative

1 year 36 weeks ago

Armstrong County sportsman Rocco Ali has been sworn in as the District 2 Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), representing Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties. more»

Rescheduled Meeting: Big Spring Creek Habitat Project

1 year 37 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has rescheduled to Monday, November 5, its informational meeting to discuss the agency’s habitat and fisheries management plan for Cumberland County’s Big Spring Creek. more»

Gov. Corbett Signs Update to Fish and Boat Code

1 year 37 weeks ago

Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a package of updates to the Fish and Boat Code (Title 30 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes). The multi-faceted legislation will help improve the operations of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the services it provides to the anglers, boaters, and other residents and visitors of the Commonwealth. more»

Fisheries Sampling Demonstration Set for Kaercher Creek Lake

1 year 40 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission invites the public to a fish trap-netting demonstration at Kaercher Creek Lake, Berks County, on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Fisheries Sampling Demonstration Set for Kaercher Creek Lake

1 year 40 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission invites the public to a fish trap-netting demonstration at Kaercher Creek Lake, Berks County, on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Fisheries Sampling Demonstration Set for Kaercher Creek Lake

1 year 40 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission invites the public to a fish trap-netting demonstration at Kaercher Creek Lake, Berks County, on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Hereford Manor Property Open for Public Use

1 year 41 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that construction to breach the dams at the Hereford Manor Lakes in Beaver County is complete and that a majority of the facility has reopened for public use. The parking lot on Lake Road is currently closed but is expected to be open September 29. more»

Winter Drawdowns Scheduled for High Point and Donegal Lakes

1 year 42 weeks ago

Personnel from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Division of Fisheries Management and the Bureau of Property and Engineering Services will begin drawing down two lakes in Southwest Pennsylvania next week in order to control vegetation growth. more»

Safety Issues Prompt Further Drawdown of Crawford County's Tamarack Lake

1 year 50 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has announced that serious dam safety issues at Crawford County’s Tamarack Lake Dam A have prompted the agency to begin a second drawdown of the lake by an additional five feet. more»

Numerous Awards Presented at Commission Meeting

2 years 5 days ago

As part of its quarterly business meeting held today, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) presented several awards to staff and partners. more»

Historical Marker to be Unveiled Honoring Ralph W. Abele

2 years 1 week ago

On Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m., a Pennsylvania historical marker will be unveiled honoring former Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Executive Director Ralph W. Abele (1921-1990) in a dedication ceremony at PFBC headquarters at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg. Throughout his life, Abele inspired and commanded the fight to save the natural environment. more»

Quarterly Business Meeting Scheduled for July 16-17

2 years 1 week ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting on July 16-17 at its Harrisburg headquarters, located at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Commission committees will meet beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16, and again at 8:45 a.m. more»

PFBC Announces Invitation to Apply for State Wildlife Grant Funding

2 years 3 weeks ago

 Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway today announced an invitation for project applications to the State Wildlife Grant Program. These projects will help address conservation needs for a high-priority conservation project for a Pennsylvania endangered mussel, the Eastern Pearlshell. more»

PFBC Participates in 2012 State Envirothon

2 years 5 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently participated in the 29th Pennsylvania State Envirothon event that was held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Johnstown campus May 22 - 23. High school students from 62 Pennsylvania counties participated in this year’s event. more»

Bass Season Kicks Off June 16

2 years 6 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

With license sales up 11 percent from last year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) expects the state’s most popular bass fishing spots to see a surge in use when the season kicks off on June 16. more»

PFBC Seeking Director of Bureau of Law Enforcement

2 years 7 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding interested indivduals that they have until June 18 to apply for the position of director of the Bureau of Law Enforcement.
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New Lake Trout Record Set

2 years 7 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission)

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has certified a lake trout caught by Todd Young of Nazareth, Pa., as the new state record for that species. more»

March 31 Marks Opening Day of Trout in 18 Southeastern Counties

2 years 17 weeks ago

Anglers from 18 southeastern counties are gearing up for the March 31 opening of trout, which marks the unofficial start of the 2012 fishing season. more»

2012 Adult Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available

2 years 19 weeks ago

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is stocking adult trout in a variety of lakes and streams that are open to public angling throughout Pennsylvania in 2012 and has posted “where” and “when” those fish will be released at www.fishandboat.com.
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Exchange of Rose Valley Lake Property Rights in Lycoming County to be Reviewed by Fish and Boat Commission

2 years 26 weeks ago
Rose Valley Lake in Gamble Township, Lycoming County

Fish and Boat Commission to Hold 100th Business Meeting
 
Evening Program Features Fly-Fishing Heritage
 
 
HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its 100th quarterly meeting on January 30-31 at its Harrisburg office.
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Commission Launches New Pennsylvania Waters Patch Series

2 years 30 weeks ago
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has launched a new embroidered patch series which is now available for purchase.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has launched a new embroidered patch series which is now available for purchase.
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Fish and Boat Commission Establishes Natural Gas Leasing and Water Access Programs

3 years 1 week ago

In a decision designed to minimize environmental impacts while maximizing revenues and enhancing benefits for all users of the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission approved the establishment of a non-developmental Natural Gas Leasing program and a Water Access program on properties it controls. more»

Fish & Boat Commission Adds 99 Streams to Wild Trout List

3 years 8 weeks ago

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today added 99 new waters to the state’s list of wild trout streams, raising the total number of documented waterways which support naturally reproducing populations of trout to nearly 3,650.
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Fish-for-Free Events Scheduled at Six Waters on Memorial Day

3 years 9 weeks ago

Harrisburg, PA – Vacationers visiting six popular waters on Memorial Day can learn to fish and enjoy other outdoor activities during the Fish-for-Free Day sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). At the same time, anglers may land a prize-winning fish.
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PPL's Lake Wallenpaupack Welcomes Anglers in National Fishing Contest

3 years 9 weeks ago
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Somewhere in the depths of Lake Wallenpaupack a largemouth bass, walleye or a rainbow trout may be swimming with a $1 million tag and waiting for a juicy worm as part of the nationwide "Wanna' Go Fishing for Millions?" contest sponsored by Cabela's®, a leading outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor equipment. more»

Texas Company Pays $208,625 in Settlements for Polluting Creeks in Clearfield County

3 years 12 weeks ago

Harrisburg – A Texas company has paid a total of $208,625 in three settlements in lieu of fines and civil damages to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) as a result of the company’s pollution of Clearfield County’s Alex Branch and Little Laurel Run in 2009 and 2010.
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Coldwater Heritage Partnership Announces 2011 Grant Awards

3 years 14 weeks ago

Harrisburg – The Coldwater Heritage Partnership has awarded more than $60,000 in grants to local organizations to protect and conserve Pennsylvania’s coldwater stream habitats.  The Coldwater Heritage Partnership is a cooperative initiative between Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and th more»

Learn boating safety at PPL’s Susquehanna Riverlands

3 years 21 weeks ago

Get an early jump on the boating season by taking a safe boating course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at PPL’s Susquehanna Riverlands. more»

Public Meetings Scheduled to Receive Comments on Draft River Management Plans

3 years 23 weeks ago

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has scheduled seven public meetings to receive comments about the agency’s draft river management plans for the Susquehanna River, the Three Rivers in Pittsburgh and the Delaware River.
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Executive Director Delivers 'Straight Talk' Feb. 10 at Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

3 years 24 weeks ago

Harrisburg-The executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will bring his popular "Straight Talk" discussion to the largest outdoor hunting and fishing event in North America next week.
 
John Arway will speak at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Eastern Sports&Outdoor Show, which runs Feb. 5-13 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. more»

Hunters Reminded to be Safe While on the Water

3 years 33 weeks ago

Hunters may not think of themselves as boaters, but with hunting season underway, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding them to wear their life jackets when they are on the water.
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Conserve Aquatic Resources with Severance Tax

4 years 5 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission repeated the need today to pass a Marcellus shale severance tax and dedicate a portion of its revenues to make sure that natural gas is developed with as little impact as possible to fish, reptiles, amphibians, and other aquatic organisms and the habitats upon which they depend. more»

Commission Adds “'The Fishing Hole”' to Web Page

4 years 7 weeks ago

HARRISBURG -- In an effort to better inform anglers, boaters, and other interested individuals, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is making it easier to find information about fishing, boating, and aquatic resources.  Visitors to the Commission’s website – http://www.fishandboat.com – will now see a link entitled The Fish more»

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