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EPSFA Kids Day 2019, May 25

The EPSFA will be hosting their annual kids fishing day on May 25, from 9 AM - 12 PM. The event will be held around the Perry Monument Area at Presque Isle State Park. Children 12 and under and their guardians are invited. Fishing tackle, bait, prizes, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided. Registration is free and limited to the first 100 kids. You can sign up here!
PA Fish & Boat Commission Fish-For-Free Day May 26, 2019

The PA Fish & Boat Commission named May 26, 2019 their first Fish-for-Free day of the year. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations still apply. Fish-for-Free Days are great ways for families to "catch" the fun of fishing!
FishUSA Rapala Event Friday, May 31

FishUSA will be hosting an event with Rapala at FishUSA Pro Shop located at 6960 West Ridge Rd, Fairview, PA 16415. The event will be Friday, May 31 from 12 PM to 5PM. FishUSA is pleased to announce that all Rapala lures will be BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. This offer is only valid in the FishUSA Pro Shop. There will also be Rapala knife demonstrations throughout the day, along with complimentary chili dogs from The Adventure Grill. Check out more details here. We hope to see you there!
PA Fish & Boat Commission Offering Mentored Youth Panfish Days

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be offering mentored youth panfish days on June 1 and 2. This special event will take place at Pymatuning Sanctuary at the Linesville State Fish hatchery located at 1300 Hartstown Rd. Linesvlle, PA 16424. Registration for this event is required and space is limited. You can find more details on this event 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.
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.
Big Bass season regulations in effect until June 15

Big bass regulations are in effect on Lake Erie, the Lake Erie Tributaries, and Presque Isle Bay for both largemouth and small mouth bass. The daily creel limit is one fish, with a 20" minimum size limit. Regular bass season reopens on June 15. For more information, please see the Regulations page.
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 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.