Our annual trout rodeo for the Reading Big Bros/Big Sisters program took place May 20 in cold and rainy weather. Hosted by the Foreman family in Oley and honoring Bob and Jeff Miller, every kid went home with a bag of big trout, and a new fishing rod (courtesy of Cabela’s) and tackle boxes (courtesy of Bob Keim) . Special thainks to Troy Merrell, WCO for the PFBC, for providing tackle for the kids, Hershey Harvest for the goodies, fhe Foremans for our ho tdog lunch and all of the volunteers who came to mentor the kids.
Youth Field Day at Daniel Boone Rod and Gun Club
Daniel Boone Rod and Gun Club will conduct a free Youth Field Day, June 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., for youngsters 9-16 years old accompanied by adults. Activities include rifle and shotgun shooting, archery and trapping. Trout Unlimited and the Ruffed Grouse Society will be hand. Register online at www.pgc.state.pa.us or call George Oatman at 484-638-2976.
.Fish For Free days
Pennsylvania’s Fish For Free days are scheduled for Sunday, May 28, and Tuesday, July 4, when no fishing license is required to fish in Pennsylvania’s public waters. All other regulations apply.
From Reading Eagle 5.26.17
. Aside from occasional rain in the coming days, conditions are excellent for catching crappies, catfish and panfish from area lakes. Anglers report productive outings at Marsh Creek, Chambers and Blue Marsh lakes where water temps are approaching 70 degrees. The lower Tully is running on the low side, and the DHALO stretch is fishing well with caddis imitations. On Delaware River, big stripers are being caught on the lower stretch; shad action is waning.
Sunday, May 28, is Fish for Free Day in Pennsylvania when no fishing license is required to fish in the state’s public waters. All other regulations apply. A second Fish For Free Day is scheduled on July 4.