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September 2000
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For the best fishing competition around you don’t want to miss the 41ST ANNUAL PA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FISHING TOURNAMENT SEPTEMBER 21, 22, 23, 24, 2000. It’s a catch and release tournament and no entry fees. Fishing areas are from the Allegheny Reservoir (PA waters), Allegheny River (Kinzua Dam to Hunter Station). Tionesta Lake & Creek from Dam to Kelletville Bridge, Brokenstraw Creek & Conewango Creek (PA waters) beginning at 12:01 am, Saturday September 23rd until 8:00pm September 23rd and from 5 am Sunday 24th until 2 pm. Fish from boat or shore. If you can’t find a registration form at your local sporting goods store, call (814) 484-3585 or FAX: (814) 484-2273. It’s a great time for the whole family.

Let’s remember to support the following businesses – they support the PA State Championship Fishing Tournament!

Rhonda Bickle, the manager of THE WARREN SUPER 8 MOTEL invites you to stay with them when you plan your next business, fishing, hunting or family outing to this beautiful country. Remember the 41st Annual 2000 PA State Championship Fishing Tournament September 21 - 24. Call Rhonda and her helpful staff soon to make reservations. You will find the same great service at the Super 8’s in Butler, Brookville and Meadville. 814-723-8881.

Going fishing or just heading to camp? Be sure to stop at SHIELDS’ SHUR SAVE FOOD SHOP in Tidioute for all your groceries. They cut and sell all western beef that melts in your mouth. Owners, Bill and Linda have the freshest around, complete dairy department and their on premises bakery items are the best. If you need directions or fishing tips ask any of the friendly staff. (814) 484-3573.

Anglers stop at TIDIOUTE TRADING POST for all your supplies, a full line of fresh live bait, fishing supplies, lottery tickets and great subs. Owner, Rachel, carries snacks, grocery items for camp and gas. The store is located on the Allegheny River on Route 62 just south of the Tidioute bridge. She’s open 7 days a week, Mon-Sat 6 am to 10 PM & Sunday 7 am to 9 PM. Call for info. (814) 484-3530.

Anglers planning to fish for trout in Oil Creek or the PA Fishing Tournament call now for reservations at CASEY’S CABOOSE STOP in Titusville. You will find it a truly delightful experience to stay in one of the 21 caboose units that make up the motel. After a full day fishing you’ll find that MOLLY’S MILL RESTAURANT & LOUNGE is a great place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. Casey’s and Molly’s is family owned and operated. Call (814) 827-6597.

Before you start your morning fishing the tournament stop at FLOSSIE’S RESTAURANT for a good home cooked breakfast or stop on your way back for lunch or dinner. Flossie is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and she has great daily specials. Anglers and hunters enjoy talking to other sportsmen and they really enjoy the good food. Pleasantville is a short distance from Tidioute, Tionesta and Titusville. (814) 589-7457.

You don’t stay in business for over 85 years in the same area without being honest, committed to customer satisfaction and a good neighbor. If you’re in the market for a new or used car, truck or SUV take the time to drive to Titusville and see SCHWAB’S FORD for the best buy you’ll find anywhere. The Schwab family and their friendly staff will treat you right. (814) 827-0078 or Fax: (814) 827-9263. Check out their web site at

BRYAN’S TRUE VALUE HARDWARE in Titusville has everything you could possibly need for home improvement and more. If you can’t find it you’ll always find helpful personnel ready to assist you. If it isn’t in the hardware store try one of their other 4 specialty locations: Bryan’s On The Corner; Bryan’s Skillet; Bryan’s Service Center & Bryan’s ®Radio Shack Select. They are nice people to deal with. (814) 827-3613.

Hunters and anglers this is the perfect time to get the camp you’ve always wanted. Just west of Youngsville on Route 6 is HARTLAND HOMES. Owner, Bill Hart offers a large inventory of affordable units ideal for camp or new home. He has new and pre-owned mobile, modular & double wides plus a complete line of parts, furniture, beautiful decks, steps and accessories. This is the only stop you’ll need to make a great home, weekend get-away or camp. Stop or call soon. (814) 563-4676.

When you’re heading up to the PA State Championship Fishing Tournament plan to stop at WEST HICKORY BEVERAGE on Route 62 south of Tidioute. Be sure to look up Tim for he will be most accommodating in assisting you. He has a large variety of ice cold beer, soft drinks, groceries, snacks and videos. You can take advantage of Tim’s convenient drive-thru to make it easier for you. (814) 463-9941.

THE TIPPY CANOE INN is located in Tidioute on the Allegheny River and owned and operated by Donna and Chuck who cater to the outdoorsmen and women. They welcome their patrons to ”Tip their canoe in”. While in the area for the fishing tournament be sure to stop in for your favorite beverage in the lounge, relax in the game room and enjoy a terrific dinner in the dining room. (814) 484-7341.

HUNTER’S STATION GOLF & LODGE offers one of the most picturesque settings in the east. Bring the family for a week or a week-end. Besides the beautiful golf course, this mountainous country along the Allegheny River offers area attractions including canoeing, kayaking, mini-golf, horseback riding, hunting, fishing & Kane-Kinzu Railroad. They have rooms and now offer 2 bedroom condo units (with 4 beds) fully equipped. If you don’t believe me then just log onto their terrific web site at Or e-mail or call (814)755-4558 or 1-800-227-9067. Hunter’s Station is located 3 miles south of Tionesta on Route 62.

Make your reservations now for the 41st Annual 2000 Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament September 21 - 24.  MID-TOWN MOTEL, owned and operated by Mark & Kathy Baker is the place to stay for the whole family or fishing and hunting groups. The Allegheny River has numerous species of fish that will delight any angler. This is the nicest motel in the Tionesta area and offers super clean rooms and efficiency apts., phone, color cable TV and air conditioning. Call for reservations (814) 755-3576.

KELLYGREEN BED & BREAKFAST is a beautiful Victorian bed & breakfast right in the heart of the action for fishing in the PA State Championship. The B&B sits on the banks of the Allegheny River at the mouth of Tionesta Creek in an exceptional hunting and fishing paradise. To make reservations call Julia McCray at (814) 755-8808 or (800) 906-8808.

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