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$1 Fishing Licence on Labor Day

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is excited to offer several special fishing opportunities to keep the fun going this year. On Labor Day (September 2), both resident and non-resident adult anglers (16 years and older) will be able to purchase a fishing license for $1. This license will be good for Labor Day only. This license can be purchased here!
Tall Ships Festival Returning to Erie

Erie once again welcomes the Tall Ships festival with fun for the whole family. ?So far we know the brig Niagara and the schooner Lettie G. Howard have confirmed they'll be attending, with one open for deck tours and the other offering sail-away excursions throughout the weekend. Beyond the tall ships there'll be live music and entertainment, activities for the kids, a beer garden for their parents and even the worlds largest rubber duck!

Erie is the penultimate stop for the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2019 series - from there the fleet will head on to the finale festival in Brockville.
Check Out the New Kayak Fishing Board on the FishUSA Forums

We have recently launched a new forum board on the FishUSA Forums. We encourage everyone to contribute. Whether you are an avid kayak angler, just getting into it, or even thinking about getting into it, this board will give anglers the opportunity to communicate and share ideas! Check it out and make a post here!
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie LECOM Senior Citizens Outing August 29

The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie will be hosting an outing for the LECOM Senior Citizens. The event will be held on Waterworks Pond at Presque Isle State Park. The outing will start at 11 am and run until 2 pm on August 29th.
PA Steelhead Association Monthly Meeting September 11

The PA Steelhead Association will be holding its monthly meeting on September 11 at 7:00PM. The meeting will be held at the Millcreek American Legion Post #773 located at 4109 West 12th Street, Erie, PA. Come get excited about the upcoming fall season, exchange different strategies, ideas, and fishing stories! This month's speaker will be FishUSA's own Zack Klan! Zack is the Kayak Expert at FishUSA and he is excited to share his knowledge with all of you! Hope to see you there!
PA Fish & Boat Commission Days of Summer Giveaway

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has released their "Days of Summer" Giveaway. The grand prize is a Bonafide SS-127 Fishing Kayak as well as a kayak accessory package. The giveaway is now open to the public and the PFBC will be taking the kayak on display at events. You can sign up for this amazing giveaway here.
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.
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.