With our recent extremely cold temperatures, ice fishing has to turn-on on local waters. In fact fishing has been decent so far on Pocono lakes and even north of there where temperatures allowed for safe ice.
Like snowflakes falling from the sky, the snows have landed. No not the frozen, slippery white stuff, but snow geese.
If you’re an avid kayaker, there’s no need to stop paddling when the weather turns frigid. But if you go, there are precautions that must be taken during these freezing times.
Veteran kayakers say that while winter paddling can provide solitude, exercise and an opportunity to see some amazing winter beauty, it must be done with safety in mind.
When the Pennsylvania Game Commission begins sending out hunting press releases for the soon to start small game hunting seasons, you'll realize summer is almost over and you'll wonder where it went.
As such, the PGC has approved the early migratory bird hunting seasons, with special emphasis on the start-end dove seasons.
In this day and age, you donÕt need a big, expensive boat to get to good fishing spots. Float tubes, pontoons and kayaks are less expensive to buy and maintain, plus theyÕre fun to fish out of, especially the newer ones that are outfitted with rod holders, bait wells, trolling motors, depth finders, even cup holders.
And with Leaser Lake almost back to normal levels, this flatwater lake makes the perfect type of water for kayak fishing.
Doug Koenig, formerly of Alburtis and now residing in Hamburg, has done it again. Actually, he's done it 16 times.
Koenig, a competitive professional handgun shooter has recently won his 16th Bianchi Cup shooting competition held May 20-23 at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club in Columbia, Missouri.
Bianchi is the most prestigious and one of the oldest professional handgun shooting competitions in the country. And no one has won more Bianchi's than Koenig.
If you're a spring gobbler hunter who still has an unfilled harvest tag, there's still this week to do so.
And to give you more time afield to pursue a long beard, hunting hours have increased from a half-hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
With spring turkey hunting season in high gear and anglers fishing the grassy banks of the Jordan Creek, especially the upper Jordan on state game lands where deer are plentiful, sportsmen and hikers must beware of ticks.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH), issued a notice to all hospitals and medical facilities to be on the lookout for cases of Lyme disease. The notice says that Pennsylvania has one of the highest incidences of Lyme disease (LD) in the nation over the last five years. And that the blacklegged tick or deer tick is in all 67 counties.
While many anglers are fishing for recently stocked trout, others are pursuing shad in the Delaware River. But if you crave bigger fish, stripers are currently making their way up the Delaware River.
Now that the spring turkey season is open, sportsmen have a trifecta of outdoor pursuits to enjoy in that they can hunt turkey in the morning, fish for trout at noon then swing over to the Delaware River and try for shad with a possible striper thrown in during late afternoon hours when the river water temperature is warmer.
As for turkey, opening day weather could not have better. Warm temperatures kept hunters in the woods up until quitting time. And some lucky hunters were able to call in and bag a bearded gobbler for dinner.