Phil Coffin pulled this 22-inch, 5-pound golden rainbow from Loyalhanna Creek, Westmoreland County.
Today is your last chance to submit your trout photos to the Post-Gazette Trout Photo Contest. Winners in the categories Big Fish, Kidstuff and Artsy Shots will be interviewed and the photos published in print and online this month.
Email high-resolution .jpgs to FishingReport@post-gazette.com. Include the angler's name, age (if a minor), town, where caught and optional details, and photographer's name, town and phone number (not for publication). View reader trout photos at the Post-Gazette Rod & Gun Club blog at blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/rod-gun-club.
The Post-Gazette's free mobility-challenged fishing event will be held May 18 on Loyalhanna Creek in Westmoreland County. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., PennDOT will block motor traffic on the low cement Sleepy Hollow bridge connecting eastbound and westbound Route 30 west of Ligonier, 1 mile east of Route 217. The Fish and Boat Commission will waive license requirements and provide participants with rods, tackle and adaptive gear, and outdoors editor John Hayes and members of Forbes Road Trout Unlimited will provide mentored angling. Live bait, bottled water and pizza provided. Registration required at 412-263-1991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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