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PA Steelhead Association meeting December 12, 2018

The PA Steelhead Association will hold their next regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month from August through April at the Millcreek American Legion Post 773, 4109 West 12th Street in Erie. The meeting is free and the public is invited to attend. Eric Peterson, fly fishing guide and talented fly tyer, will be presenting.

S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie meeting December 17, 2018

The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie will hold their next regular monthly meeting on December 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Polish Falcons Club, 431 E. 3rd Street, Erie, PA. The public is welcome to attend.

Regulation Changes Effective December 1

The minimum size to keep perch is 7" starting December 1, with a daily limit of 30. For further information, see the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission 2018 fishing RegulationsThe regulations will be updated shortly for 2019.

Upcoming Trout Stocking

The  Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be stocking trout in several locations in December. Be sure to review the 2018 regulations before going out. Stocking locations and dates include:

Lake Pleasant: Decebmer 11, 2018
East Basin Pond: December 12, 2018
West Basin Pond: December 12, 2018
Upper Gravel Pit: December 12, 2018
PFBC Steelhead Collection and Spawning

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be collecting and spawning Steelhead on the following days throughout the winter. Collection takes place at the mouth of Trout Run on Avonia Road (weather permitting; days are subject to change). From Trout Run, fish are transferred to the Fairview State Fish Hatchery at 2000 Lohrer Road in Fairview, PA for spawning. These events are free and the public is welcome to attend.

1) Collection (11/19/2018), spawn (11/28/2018)
2) Collection (12/10/2018), spawn (12/19/2018)
3) Collection (1/8/2019), spawn (1/16/2019)
4) Collection (1/15/2019), spawn (1/23/2018)
5) Collection (1/28/2019), spawn (2/6/2019)