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EPSFA Fishing Is For Fun Day Saturday, May 26

The Erie Pennsylvania Sport Fishing Association will host the 10th Annual Kid's Only: Fishing Is For Fun Day on Saturday, May 26 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Perry Monument in Presque Isle State Park. Fishing seminars will be held, with fishing tackle, prizes, food, and drinks provided for all attendees (registration required and the field of 75 signups for kids have been filled). Volunteers will be available to lend a helping hand.
Bay Rat Bash at FishUSA Saturday, June 9

Come join us at FishUSA (6960 West Ridge Road, Fairview, PA 16415) for the Bay Rat Bash on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10 am - 6 pm. Join us and take advantage of 1-day only Pro Shop savings and special Bay Rat deals. Bring the family as we will be featuring lure painting for kids and giving away free FishUSA hats, food, and drinks (while supplies last). Interact with special guest anglers, friends, family, and FishUSA staff throughout the day. The event is sponsored by Bay Rat Lures.
S.O.N.S. Of Lake Erie Fishing Events

The  S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie will host a number of fishing events in June.
  • When: June 9th from 10a-2p. Where: Waterworks Pond. Who: Cub Scout Pack 104 fishing derby. Volunteers needed.
  • When: June 14th from 9:30a-1p. Where: Presque Isle State Park, cabin #3. Who: Millcreek Summer Rec Day for kids. Volunteers needed.
  • When: June 15th time TBD. Where: Waterworks Pond. Who: College for Kids. More details to come.
  • When: June 16th 9a-12p. Where: Girard Boro Pond. Who: Father Son/Daughter Fishing. Volunteers needed.
  • When: June 22nd from 9:30a-12p. Where: Waterworks Pond. Who: Kids from Shriner's Hospital Fishing Outing. Volunteers needed.
EPSFA Holds Walleye Challenge June 23, 2018

The Erie Pennsylvania Sport Fishing Association will hold the 2018 Walleye Challenge on Saturday, June 23 from 5:15 am - 5:00. This is a one-day competition with a make-up day of Sunday, June 24 in case of weather. The Captain's meeting will be held at Jr's On The Bay/Sloppy Duck Saloon at 726 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA. Weigh-ins will be held at FishUSA at 6960 West Ridge Road, Fairview, PA 16415 beginning at 2:00 pm. For more information or to enter the tournament, visit the EPSFA Tournament webpage.
Project iTag

A tracking study is being conducted to better manage the walleye fishery in Lake Erie. Adult walleye were caught and tagged with an internal transmitter to track their migrations. Tagged fish will also have an external orange or yellow tag. In the event that you catch and keep a tagged fish, there is a $100 reward for reporting the catch and returning the internal transmitter. Please visit www.epacba.com/projectitag for more information. Support for the project is provided by the Erie, PA Charter Boat Association, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Erie, PA Sport Fishing Association, and S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie.
DEC Announces Record Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie in 2017

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released several very encouraging results for walleye fishing in Lake Erie for 2017 and further predictions to the fishery in future years. Reported results are for New York State, but the same principals apply for Pennsylvania waters. Click the link for the full press release.