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Paddle Fishing

In Pennsylvania, we are blessed with opportunities not only to boat, but also to boat and find fantastic fish. Fishing on the Yough is world class. The cooler, calmer river from the Yough Dam outflow equals fish city! Stocked frequently, this section is as filled with beauty as it is with trout. As far as accolades, the PA Fish and Boat Commission listed the Yough as the second best trout river in PA. You can also get great catches when you cast up in Erie. Fish the lake and find trophy walleye. Whether you’re with a company such as Ohiopyle Trading Post or Wilderness Voyageurs up in Ohiopyle, or whether you’re renting a boat and going for it yourself on the Youghiogheny, PA has plenty of opportunities to catch gills!

 

Youghiogheny River

Ohiopyle Trading Post Fishing Trips and Rentals

Wilderness Voyageurs Fly Fishing Trips

White Water Adventurers Fishing Trips and Rentals

Nemacolin Woodlands Fly-Fishing Boat Floating Trips and Lessons

Hazelbaker’s Boat Rentals

 

Raccoon Creek

Larry Beighey’s Raccoon Creek State Park Boat Rentals

 

Lake Erie

Port Erie Sports Boat Rentals

Presque Isle Beach Boat Rentals

Erie County’s Recreational Passport Events Calendar

 

Central PA

Sky Blue Outfitters Guided Trips

Grounded Guiding Trips

 

 

Pymatuning Lake Association

Events Calendar

Fishing Map

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

Fishing by County

Events Calendar

 

 

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1 week ago

ACA - Pennsylvania

Free flowing rivers are good for paddlers too!What if your river (and all rivers) flowed freely from source to sea? This video production may change your perception and perspective of the role your river plays in ecosystem health.

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4 weeks ago

ACA - Pennsylvania

Your ACA-PA Deputy Director made a splash tonight!Four years ago, our Mighty Susquehanna called me back home. I had been living in upstate New York for 17 years, initially in a log cabin in the Adirondacks (trust me on this, that is not as idyllic as it sounds, that one’s now off the bucket list) and then later in the Catskills in the hippy-dippy-free-spirited town of New Paltz.

As I would journey home to my family in Hershey and travel next to our Susquehanna, she would talk to me, nudge me, splash me a bit, and remind me of our connection. I grew up loving this river. I could read her rapids like some people read books.

In 2015, she summoned me back to Pennsylvania to be her voice, and for the past four years, I could think of no job I’d rather be doing than be her Keeper.

I am honored to accept this award ... but not just for me. It belongs to each and everyone of us.

Someone once said that it takes a village to raise a child. I propose that it takes a watershed to raise a river, especially one as wild and unpredictable as this one.

So thank you to everyone here who partnered with me and Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association to amplify the voice. We are being heard.

Thank you to my Board of Directors who never know if they should rein me in or cast me back out. (I suggest the latter.)

Thank you to our funders and sponsors and donors who believe in and believed in us, even when we were just a nonprofit concept on a piece of paper.

Thank you to our river explorers — on our Floating Classroom uncovering science, inside helping me to write the next book for young river stewards, and even in our prisons creating future community leaders.

Next time you’re by the river, take a moment and glance at your reflection as she flows by. Congratulate that person in nature’s mirror. Together, all of us made a difference these past four years. Together, as the MEN AND WOMEN of the Susquehanna, we’ll BE the difference for the next four years and beyond.

The river says thank you. And I do too. Thank you for this recognition.
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