Special Mentored Youth Opportunities Scheduled for Three Waters

October 2, 2015

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it will stock trout in three waters for a special mentored youth opportunity on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Biologist Report - North Branch Susquehanna River - Terrytown to Northumberland - Summer 2015 Wild Muskellunge Evaluation

October 2, 2015

In accordance with the PFBC’s statewide Musky plan, Area 4 biologists sampled wild juvenile Muskellunge in the North Branch Susquehanna River between July 20 and August 19, 2015.

Grants to be Announced for the Linbrook Woods Conservation Project

September 30, 2015

WHAT: Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), along with officials from Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) and Franklin Park Borough, will announce grants for the Linbrook Woodlands land conservation project.

PFBC Unveils Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters

September 29, 2015

Trout anglers who want an experience targeting bigger fish will have the opportunity to catch 14”-20” trout in eight Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters, unveiled here today at the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Turzai to Host Senior Health Fair, Flu Clinic

September 28, 2015

McCANDLESS - Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will be hosting a Senior Health Fair on Friday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Community College of Allegheny County North Campus in Pittsburgh.

Speaker Urges Governor to Sign Emergency Funding Bill

September 24, 2015

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement today in response to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passing emergency funding for schools and human services:

House Passes Emergency State Funding Bill to Release School Payments and Critical Funding for Human Service Agencies

2 weeks 14 hours ago

Negotiations continue as governor acknowledges all items to be negotiated, including liquor and pension reform

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today voted 117-83 for an emergency funding bill aimed at getting state funds to agencies, schools and students, House Republican leaders said. more»

Voting Underway for Color of 2016 Fishing License Button

September 22, 2015

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is encouraging anglers to vote online for their favorite color for the 2016 fishing license button.

PFBC Reaches $2.5M Settlement over Dunkard Creek Fish Kill

September 14, 2015

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today confirmed that it has reached a $2.5 million settlement with Murray Energy for civil damages resulting from a devastating 2009 pollution incident in which discharges from a coal mine entered Dunkard Creek, contributing to a massive fish kill spanning nearly 30 miles of stream in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Fire, Ambulance Companies Urged to Apply for State Grants, Says Turzai

September 10, 2015

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is encouraging fire companies and volunteer ambulance services throughout the 28th Legislative District to submit an application for the 2015-16 Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.

Special Mentored Youth Opportunities, $1 License Offered on Labor Day

September 3, 2015

Kids may be back in school, but that doesn’t mean fishing has to stop. Special fishing opportunities for panfish or trout are available on 21 waters this Labor Day, under the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) Mentored Youth Fishing Program.

Biologist Report - Little Buffalo Lake - Spring 2015 Tiger Muskellunge Evaluation

August 31, 2015

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Fisheries Management Division conducted a trap net survey the week of April 12, 2015 targeting Tiger Muskellunge and other fish species.

Biologist Report - Darby and Neshaminy Creeks - 2014 Tidal Largemouth Bass Surveys

August 28, 2015

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) evaluated the Largemouth Bass populations in the tidal sections of Darby and Neshaminy creeks in the fall of 2014.

Biologist Report - Frances Slocum Lake - April 2015 Trap Net Survey – Muskellunge Study

August 27, 2015

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission biologists sampled Frances Slocum Lake during the week of April 13, 2015. This sampling was part of an ongoing, multi-year, statewide Muskellunge study.

PFBC Announces Special Mentored Youth Opportunities on 21 Waters this Labor Day

August 19, 2015

Summer may be winding down, but fishing opportunities for families and kids are increasing, thanks to today’s announcement by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) that it will be stocking trout in four waters for a special mentored youth event on Labor Day.

Biologist Report - Susquehanna River and West Branch Susquehanna River - 2015 Young-Of-Year Black Bass Survey

August 19, 2015

Division of Fisheries Management staff from Areas 3, 4, 6, and 7 surveyed YOY black bass (primarily Smallmouth Bass) at the West Branch Susquehanna River, upper Susquehanna (North Branch), lower Susquehanna, and middle Susquehanna River, respectively.

PFBC Unveils New, Big Trout Program for 2016 and Seeks Public Help to Pick Name

August 3, 2015

Trout anglers will have an exciting opportunity to fish for big trout in eight streams next year under a new program being launched by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

PA Speaker Mike Turzai Calls for Planned Parenthood Investigation

July 21, 2015

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) have urged Attorney General Kathleen Kane to launch an investigation into Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania, according to a letter sent to the attorney general.

Save Our Susquehanna Contributions Approach $10,000

July 14, 2015

At is quarterly business meeting held yesterday and today, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) elected new officers, approved the acquisition of property in Erie County, added waters to the list of wild trout streams, endorsed legislation which would extend certain health benefits to waterways conservation officers (WCO), and provided the public with an update on the S.O.S. more»

Biologist Report - Allegheny Reservoir, Warren County - Spring 2014 Gill Net, Trap Net and Boat Electrofishing Surveys

July 10, 2015

The purpose of this report is to provide information about the Reservoir, describing in particular sport fish monitoring conducted by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in 2014.

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