Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer News--Important!


The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is now accepting applications for its soon to be vacant Commissioners Seat for District 1, which includes Erie County and the other counties of Northwest Pennsylvania.  Commissioner Mascharka has reached his term limit with the commission and they are in need of a replacement.

Dan Pastore, Attorney and Founder of Fish USA has submitted his application for the position and solicited our chapter for a letter of support.  The Board of Directors has approved this request and you can see a copy of the letter that was sent on our chapters behalf.

Please click on the letter to enlarge





If you would like to send your own letter, you may email it to Robb Miller at robmille@pa.gov.  Remember, you have a voice and anything we can do to make sure this area is well represented on the commission is in our best interest.

Of further note:  The chapter has made contact with the PAFBC about a potential habitat improvement project on Benson Run, Erie County.  Benson Run is a tributary of the East Branch Lebouf Creek and is recognized as a Class A Wild Brown Trout Fishery but lacks good habitat.  A tentative stream-walk is planned with PAFBC representative for September so stay tuned for more information.

Have a great Summer!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Chapter Meeting this coming Tuesday, April 17th



Just a reminder our last meeting of the 2017-2018 year is upon us.  See the information bar on the right side of the website for time and location of the meeting.

A recap of the Fly Fishing Film Tour Movie night, as well as recruitment of new officers and directors will be discussed.

See you on Tuesday!

Monday, February 26, 2018

PA Fish & Boat Commission Executive Director to be in Erie on March 3rd, 1 pm at the Erie Sport & Travel Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center

The Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) is asking for your help in sharing important information with TU members within your region. The PFBC is hosting sportsmen’s forums across the state to seek input from anglers and boaters on how the agency can best conserve aquatic resources while creating more opportunities for fishing and boating recreation.
The fourth one is being held Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Erie Sport & Travel Expo at the Bayfront Convention Center. The forum will be held in Room 140 ABC.
The forums are titled “A Sportsmen’s Forum – How Resource First and Anglers and Boaters Can Help Shape the Future of Fishing and Boating in Pennsylvania.” The forums feature an overview of the agency’s existing programs and a discussion of its current financial state of affairs. A question and answer period will follow.
The forums are being held at a critical time. According to Executive Director John Arway, “Declining fishing license sales and boat registration fees coupled with increasing costs make it necessary to take a fresh look at redesigning the agency’s strategic plan. The information learned will be used to help form a new agency strategic plan to meet the expectations of anglers and boaters.”
We are seeking your help to encourage TU members to share their opinions by attending Saturday’s forum and discussing issues in person with Director Arway. They can also share their opinions through an online public opinion poll at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BVKXWXG.
Thank you for sharing this important information with your membership. We hope you and your members can join us.

Communications Director
PA Fish and Boat Commission | Bureau of Outreach, Education & Marketing
1601 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg PA 17110-9299

Friday, February 9, 2018

February 20th Chapter Meeting is loaded!

Floating the South Fork Flathead River, Montana

This months Chapter Meeting is a good one!

Kylie Maland from the Western PA Conservancy will be giving a presentation on their recent work on Walnut Creek, as well as two upcoming BIG projects on Elk Creek.

A presentation on a drop-float, week long fishing trip into the heart of the Bob Marshall Wilderness will follow by chapter member Erik Cronk.  Ride in 22 miles on horseback with him, and look for big Cutthroats and Bull Trout on the famous South Fork of the Flathead River.  Then find out what it takes to put a trip like this together for yourself (and how to keep the Grizzly Bears away).

Information on the upcoming Fly Fishing Film Tour Movie night will also be available, as well as last second tickets IF STILL AVAILABLE.  Don't have your tickets yet?  To guarantee your seat you can buy them online here.

Meeting starts at 7pm at the Erie Elks Lodge on Peninsula Drive.  Bring a friend, order a cold drink and a burger and enjoy this months show!  See you there!

South Fork Bull Trout

Monday, January 8, 2018

Tickets now on sale for Fly Fishing Film Tour Movie Night!



It's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccccccck!

Our third annual Fly Fishing Film Tour Movie night on Saturday, February 24th 2018 is set and tickets are now available online.


-Please pass the word to your fishing friends-

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fishing the abundant and varied waters of the Allegheny National Forest



Gary Kell, author of Keystone Fly Fishing will be this months feature presentation at our Tuesday, November 21st Chapter meeting at 7pm held at the Erie Elks Lodge on Peninsula Drive.  His presentation that night will be "Fishing the Abundant and Varied Waters of the ANF"  Follow him on a trip around the vast 1/2 million acre Allegheny National Forest sampling the different waters, learning fly fishing tips and techniques that will make your next adventure to this special place more successful!

Also, get a sneak preview of Fly Fishing in Belize - a budget minded trip to Belize River Lodge for 1st time saltwater anglers and veterans alike, where Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook and Permit are always available for you piscatorial pleasure!! 

He will have signed copies of "Keystone Fly Fishing" available, and the chapter will raffle off an autographed copy to one lucky winner out of those in attendance.

So bring a friend, order a sandwich, have a cold drink and enjoy the show.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Allegheny National Forest Spawning Survey--


If interested, you need to contact TU Coordinator Jake Lemon by email or phone as soon as possible.  See above for information, you can click on the pictures to open in a larger screen.