Fishing notebook: Mobility-challenged fishing


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On April 20, Max Kaufer, 14, of Greensburg caught this 17-inch brown caught on a spinner at Twin Lakes, Greensburg.

Enter your trout photos in the annual Post-Gazette Trout Photo Contest. Submit high-resolution .jpgs at FishingReport@post-gazette.com including 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name, age (if a minor), town, where caught and optional details, and photographer's name, town and phone number (not for publication).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 in the categories Big Fish, Kidstuff and Artsy Shots at the Post-Gazette Rod & Gun Club blog at blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/rod-gun-club. Entries accepted through May 11.

Winners in each category will be interviewed and the photos published in print and online in May.

Mobility-challenged fishing

On May 18, the Post-Gazette and Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited will coach anglers with limited mobility at the Sleepy Hollow bridge on Loyalhanna Creek in Westmoreland County. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will block motor traffic on the low cement bridge connecting eastbound and westbound Route 30 west of Ligonier, one mile east of Route 217.

Bring your fishing license and gear. Or the Fish and Boat Commission will waive license requirements and provide rods, tackle and adaptive gear that accommodates fishing in mobility devices. Live bait provided. No leisurely watching of bobbers -- it's active fast-water fishing for recently stocked brown and rainbow trout. Size and creel limits apply; catch and release encouraged. Registration is free, space limited to the first 20 mobility-challenged anglers to register at 412-263-1991 or jhayes@post-gazette.com.

More outdoors

Fish On: Fly Fishing in the Laurel Highlands, May 10. Outdoors editor John Hayes leads a fly fishing bus trip to Ohiopyle/Meadow Run. Workshops include regional fly fishing, didymo, beginning fly casting or advanced European nymphing, and mentored fly fishing on Meadow Run. $50. Register at www.post-gazette.com/pgu or 412-263-1741.

Fishing Report. Regional fishing outlook Fridays in Sports, always at www.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors. Submit your report (name, age if a minor, town, species, where caught and optional details) at fishingreport@post-gazette.com.


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