by Pennsylvania Fish & Game Finder Magazine
CAMBRIA, FAYETTE, HUNTINGDON & MIFFLIN COUNTIES
WORLD LODGE & RETREAT is family owned and operated, making
your total satisfaction
guaranteed. We are located in some of the highest mountains in
Pennsylvania. Nestled in these beautiful High Mountain Woodlands,
Majestic World offers you the “Big
Game Hunt Atmosphere” normally only associated with a trip
to the Western United States. Now save travel time, licensing
fees, and the hassle.
Majestic World Lodge & Retreat offers each year, a limited
number of SCI quality trophy elk and red deer hunts which include
5X5 and up to 8X8 bulls/stags. We offer you an astonishing
selection of big game animals including elk, red stag, whitetail,
sika and fallow deer. We feature hundreds of acres with specially
bred bloodlines from around the world to offer the very best
Sr. at RICHLAND MARINE in
Johnstown is having a Spectacular
Four Winns Boat Sale. Pete is offering huge
savings on new 18’, 19’, & 20’ Four Winns powered by
Volvo Penta. If you have promised your family and yourself a
new quality boat, this is your best chance at the best
price. Call Pete or stop in at 1321
Eisenhower Blvd. in Johnstown,
PA. For the best repair work, Pete, Jr. heads up the crew of
factory trained mechanics. For more information call (814)
266-6633. They urge everyone to learn all they can about their
boat, the laws and particular rules of the waterways they are
using and be a responsible
hunters and anglers! A trip to PECHIN
SPORTS WORLD just off Rt.
119 in Dunbar is a must stop. Marion and her helpful staff are
happy to assist you find everything you need for hunting, fishing
and camping. Get all
the tackle, live bait and camping supplies at unbelievable prices. While there
look at the huge inventory of hunting supplies, clothing, bicycles
and accessories. Pechin is
your one stop store for the tri-state area.
(724) 277-4251 For a list of all their shops check out their
web page www.pechin.com.
of the best striper fishing to be found is in Raystown Lake. Stop at SEVEN
POINTS BAIT & GROCERY and find out the best locations and
conditions. While you’re there load up on the large inventory of groceries, clothing, fishing and camping supplies and live
bait and gas. If you’re going to be on the lake all day get
some delicious made to order deli sandwiches. Raystown
Lake is one of the most beautiful fishing areas in the state.
For the latest conditions call (814)
BY: PAUL DICI
is a maxim that states, “Ten percent of the fishermen catch
ninety percent of the fish.” This is probably, because of the
time and knowledge some men put into the sport. This became quite
evident last week when I talked with a couple of friends. One guy
told me that he was catching a lot of smallmouths at Lake Erie. He
said that they were hitting small chubs that he used after they
stopped going after the softshells he was using. The next day the
other friend told me that the smallmouths stopped hitting in Erie
after smacking the crabs for weeks. What happened is that one
fisherman knew when to change baits and the other did not.
Game Commission Executive Director Vern Ross recently announced
that Keith Harbaugh has been appointed as the new regional
director for the agency’s Northwest Regional Office in Franklin,
Venango County. Former regional director Larry Harshaw, was
promoted to deputy executive director in the Harrisburg
Flora, from New Castle, recently told me that he stopped fishing
for trout at the end of May because they are, “All caught
out.” Well, let me tell all of you that the streams are still
full of trout. Last week I was fishing the Slippery Rock and when
a hatch started the creek erupted with feeding trout. A few days
later the same thing happened at Neshannock, so, don’t put away
your fly rods or your altra light spinning rods.
Game Commission approved a $7,500 grant for Pennsylvania State
University to conduct a survey of 1,000 deer hunters this summer
and fall. Results of the survey will be available to the
Commission in 2001. Calvin Dubrock, Bureau of Wildlife Management
director suggests that the survey will give the Game Commission,
“insight” who are Pennsylvania’s deer hunters and establish
a profile of deer hunter perceptions and characteristics.
survey seems, to me, to be a waste of money. We know who the deer
hunters are and don’t know why money should be wasted on a
survey. The next thing they will do is establish a “support
group” for hunters who miss a buck!
ago I belonged to a group dedicated to protecting the Allegheny
River and maintaining the river as a viable fishery. The group was
named the, “Allegheny River Protection Association.” Most of
the members were from the Franklin-Tionesta-Tidioute-Oil City
area. Ed Widdows, from Tidioute was one of the driving forces in
that organization. I wonder what happened to that group.
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission recently moved into new
offices. The Commission moved into a new building constructed on a
35 acre lot in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County. The mailing
address will be the same: P.O. Box 6700, Harrisburg, PA 17106. The
new telephone number for the Commission is 717-705-7800.
have been seeing a lot of rabbits when I drive around the woods
and fields. Just hope the predators don’t pick too many of them
off by hunting season.
River is giving up some nice bass and walleyes around the New
Brighton Dam. The fish are hitting fatheads and night crawlers.
don’t think that I will ever understand Lake Arthur, Moraine
State Park. Some fishermen swear by this beautiful lake and others
call it the, “Dead Sea.” I used to catch a lot of bass there
many years ago but have not fished the lake since the late 80’s.
you live in the Lawrence/Beaver County area don’t overlook the
Connoquenessing Creek. This under fished creek is full of bass and
occasionally gives up a nice musky.