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Late Night, Bait Night Tying Course

FishUSA is hosting Late Night, Bait Night; a 5-week tying course teaching participants how to tie and create a number of flies, lures, and bait. Catching a fish on something you've created is one of the most rewarding accomplishments in all of fishing, and this is your chance to learn! Classes will be held at FishUSA (6960 West Ridge Road, Fairview, PA 16415) every Wednesday night from January 22 - February 19, 2020 from 6:15 - 8:15 pm. Below is the class schedule:

1) Jan 22 - Beginner Fly Patterns
2) Jan 29 - Egg Sacs
3) Feb 5 - Advanced Fly Patterns
4) Feb 12 - Worm Harnesses
5) Feb 19 - Jigs

Individual classes are $10 per person, or $40 per person to register for all five classes. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All tying materials and tools are provided, but participants should bring their own tools if you have them. There will be snacks and drinks, and make sure to bring cash for raffles.

To register, please visit (6960 West Ridge Road) or call the FishUSA Pro Shop at 814-459-7800.
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Meeting Monday, January 27, 2020

The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie will hold their monthly meeting on January 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Polish Falcons Club, 431 E. 3rd Street, Erie, PA. The public is welcome to attend. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month, except June, July, and August (when general membership does not meet).

2019/2020 Steelhead Spawning Schedule

The Fairview Fish Cultural Station has released the 2019/2020 Steelhead Spawning Schedule. Collections take place at the mouth of Trout Run. Injections and spawning take place at the hatchery. Please call the hatchery at (814) 474-1514 for more information for each date.

Collection                               Injection                                 Spawn
1.   11/12                                     11/13                                     11/20
2.   11/18                                     11/19                                     11/26 
3.   12/9                                       12/9                                       12/11
4.   12/23                                     12/23                                     12/18
5.   1/7                                          1/7                                         1/8
6.   1/14                                        1/14                                       1/15
7.   1/27                                        1/27                                       2/5
If Needed
       2/10                                       2/10                                       2/19
PA Steelhead Association Meeting Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The PA Steelhead Association will hold their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on February 12, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Meetings are held at 7:00 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. 

2020 Great Lakes Walleye University and Expo

The Erie PA Charter Boat Association (EPACBA) will be holding their annual Great Lakes Walleye University and FREE Tackle Expo! The event will take place on Saturday, March 7 at the St. John's Banquet and Conference Hall, located at 1001 E. Main St, Girard PA 16417. Walleye School will be held from 8:30AM - 5:00PM, doors open at 7:30AM for students. Walleye School seating is limited to the first 200 registrations; first come, first serve

For more information and to register for the event, click HERE!