Hunting & Fishing


  Nice brook trout.

Good advice on trout fishing is available if you know how to find it

With trout season just weeks away, getting the right recommendations can make all the difference

2 days ago


District fishing report: 03.27.15

A look at what’s biting on regional waterways

4 days ago


District Fishing Report: 3.27.15

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is stocking trout throughout the state.

4 days ago


 Last year, Lily Jester, now 6, of Moon used her pink Barbie fishing pole to land her first two trout at Montour Run with a little help from her dad, Jason Jester.

Children and their adult fishing mentors get an early start on trout

There are a lot of good reasons to take a kid fishing. To spark a lifelong connection with the natural world, build confidence, have fun …

1 week ago


 Muskie mentors Luke Wholey, left and Nick Colangelo, right put James Swearingen of McKees Rocks on the right piece of ice, where he landed his first muskellunge — a 40-inch 20-pounder — at Lake Arthur, Butler County. It happened on his birthday, March 18.

Outdoors notebook: Park manager heads north to Erie

Point State Park manager Matt Greene will start a new job this week for the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

1 week ago


 Rob Reeder in his fly fishing gear.

Fly Fishing 101: Seminar offers an overview of fly fishing basics

Film and TV depict the rugged fly fisherman tossing 60-yard casts with stunning grace and precision until … BAM!

2 weeks ago


 Deer in Bird Park at dusk on Monday, March 9, 2015. The park is one of several sites for a deer cull.

Mt. Lebanon deer cull begins with four of the animals killed

In a conflicted theater of operations with secret tactical details and escalating rhetoric, shots were fired last week.

2 weeks ago


Outdoors notebook: Statewide deer harvest is down

The Game Commission reported hunters took 303,973 whitetails, a decrease of about 14 percent compared to the 2013-14 harvest of 352,920.

2 weeks ago


District Fishing Report: 3.13.15

A look at what’s biting on regional waterways.

2 weeks ago


Notebook: Wildlife agencies want slice of proposed Marcellus Shale severance tax

Representatives of the Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission noted the tax plan mentions no compensation for their oversight roles.

3 weeks ago


 Fly fishing guide Lance Wilt uses what he learned from bait fishing to pull in big trout on flies.

Fundamentals of Fishing: Fly anglers should remember the basics they learn from bait fishing

Fly fishing guide Lance Wilt is on a mission to make the sport easier.

3 weeks ago


District Fishing Report: 3.6.15

A roundup of what’s biting -- below the ice! -- on regional waterways.

3 weeks ago


 A wall of walleye. Left to right, Phil Kohley, Nick Kohley, Rich Depace and Doug Hopkins, all from the Saxonburg area, show off a day’s catch following an Erie walleye charter.

Welcome to Walleye U: New walleye class, expo and flea market to debut in Erie

The buzz about a walleye fishing class spread so quickly that organizers were taken by surprise when the 150 available seats sold out early.

1 month ago


 This nice northern pike was pulled through the ice covering Conneaut Lake, Crawford County, by Nico Summaria of Peters. Although safe ice continues to hold throughout most of the region, it’s prudent to take safety precautions.

Outdoors notebook: Special trout season starts, could be confusing

Pennsylvania's statewide trout season opens April 18; the regional season begins April 4 in 18 southeastern counties.

1 month ago



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