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FishUSA Teams Up with AFTCO, GLATOS

FishUSA has teamed up with the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) to give back to the fishing communities of the Great Lakes region by supporting the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (GLATOS). At a time when Great Lakes Anglers are experiencing record-breaking fishing opportunities, FishUSA, AFTCO, and the netowrk of researchers at GLATOS are aiming to further enhance the region's fishing resources long into the future. Starting this spring, a portion of sales from the AFTCO line of products will be donated to GLATOS. FishUSA is also proud to be selling the AFTCO GLATOS T-Shirts. For each sale of these short and long sleeve t-shirts, $3 will be donated to GLATOS. You can read more about this partnership here.
YMCA Camp Sherwin Reel Family Fun June 15

The YMCA Camp Sherwin will be holding their annual fishing derby and community day on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The event will be held at Camp Sherwin at 8600 West Lake Road, Lake City, PA 16412. Registration will begin promptly at 9:30 AM and from there, different ages will fish at different times with lunch being held 12 PM. Just bring your fishing pole, bait will be provided. Derby prizes will be awarded in several categories and all derby participants will receive a FREE hot dog. Cost is FREE and the derby is open to kids ages 3-15 years old. You can find more details on this event here.
NW Region's Family Fishing Festival June 22

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be hosting the NW Region's Family Fishing Festival on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9 AM - 1 PM at Presque Isle State Park. The Family Fishing Program is for families with little or no fishing experience. Participants learn basic fishing skills and to practice those skills while fishing during the program. The program is open to all ages, including children ages 5 and older.  Tickets are available here.
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie YMCA Kids Fishing Event June 25

The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie will be hosting a kids fishing event in partnership with the YMCA. The event will take place at the Waterworks Pond at Presque Isle State Park on June 25, 2019 from 10 AM - 12 PM. Volunteers are needed.
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Boys and Girls Club of Erie Outing June 26

The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie will be hosting an outing for the Boys and Girls Club of Erie. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 26, from 10 AM - 12 PM at the Waterworks Pond at Presque Isle State Park. Volunteers are needed.
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Summer Fishing Contest

In an effort to have some fun this upcoming fishing season, the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie are sponsoring a fishing contest that will run from May 12 until September 15. If you catch a large perch or walleye you can enter it in the contest. You must be a S.O.N.S. member to enter. There is no entry fee. Only fish caught in Pennsylvania waters of Lake Erie, its tributaries, and Presque Isle Bay will qualify. FishUSA is a weigh-in station for all of these fish.