January 6, 1991 |
Cold weather may cause people to stay indoors, but the Chester County Parks and Recreation Department is hoping to reel in some of those hibernators for a clinic on ice fishing Saturday at Struble Lake. "Anyone who enjoys fishing will enjoy ice fishing," said Dick Sprenkle, director of the Chester County Parks and Recreation Department. "I do it and I catch as many fish during the winter as I do in the spring and summer. " Sprenkle said many people thought winter was a slow time for fishing.
January 12, 1990 |
A bitterly cold January day generally sends people indoors to huddle by the fire. But this weekend you have a chance to try an activity that might change your mind about winter: Ice fishing. At the 10th annual ice-fishing clinic on Chester County's Struble Lake tomorrow, you can learn all the basics of this esoteric sport, from selection of line, bait and equipment to fish identification and ice safety. Take your down jacket. Though the clinic will take place, ice or no ice, the organizers are hoping for a cold day. "We always get more people if it's bitter cold," said Steven Jones, superintendent at Warwick, Chester County Park near the lake, "because that's part of the fun of the sport.
January 1, 1989 |
Ice fishing has become a hot winter sport in Chester County. Struble Lake, Marsh Creek State Park and French Creek State Park offer a steady stream of schools of cold-water fish beneath the frozen lakes. "Ice fishing is a terrific way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in the winter," said Rich Wood, environmental educational specialist for the Chester County Parks and Recreation Department in West Chester. "The sport is becoming more popular, with men, women and kids getting out there on the frozen lakes to catch cold-water fish like trout, bass, pike and pan fish, such as perch, sun fish and walleye.
January 7, 1990 |
Steve Jones is hoping more people will get hooked on ice fishing. Jones, the superintendent of Warwick County Park in Knauertown, will be on hand Saturday for the Eighth Annual Ice Fishing Clinic at 146-acre Struble Lake in Honey Brook. The free clinic, which will explore the basic techniques of the winter sport, is sponsored by the Chester County Parks and Recreation Department and the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. Besides Struble Lake, other facilities, such as Marsh Creek State Park and French Creek State Park, are open to ice fishermen.
January 17, 1988 |
They'll run and cut, dip and dive, and eat the mealworm off your Swedish pimple before you can set the hook. They are the walleyes, yellow perch, bluegills and crappies that prowl the icy underwaters of frozen lakes, and knowing precisely how to snag these furtive pan fish . . . well, that's the fun of it all. It's ice fishing, and for the 50 or so sportsmen who attended the Struble Lake Ice Fishing Clinic on Jan. 9, it's an alluring wintertime...
January 19, 1986 |
Ice fishing in Chester County isn't like ice fishing at frozen northern lakes, where hardy ice anglers build shacks and drive trucks onto thick, snow- encrusted ice. On Struble Lake, near Honey Brook, the sun glints off six inches of transparent glassiness. There is just enough ice to support people, not vehicles. The lake is dotted with skaters near the shore, people fishing farther out, and children sliding everywhere. Recently, the fourth annual free ice-fishing clinic, sponsored by the Chester County Parks and Recreation Department and the Pennsylvania Fish Commission, drew almost 1,000 people in a three-hour period, according to Dick Sprenkle, 44, director of parks and recreation for Chester County.
January 20, 1994 |
If football and video games don't cure cabin fever, there's always ice fishing. Ice fishing? "It's great fun for the whole family," said James Subach, superintendent of Nottingham County Park. The sport, which involves drilling a hole in the ice with an auger and using a rod about one-third the size of a normal fishing rod, has been gaining in popularity. "If it's a nice day, you can do some winter birding and an animal-track study, throw a Frisbee, (and) set up radios on blankets" on the ice-covered lake, Subach said.
March 28, 1993 |
Scott Hettig seems somewhat perplexed when someone fails to see the lure of his beloved sport of ice fishing. "You watch the bobber. You change the bobber. You change the depth," he'll explain. "It keeps you busy. There's all kind of things to do. " Whatever the reason, ice fishing to Minnesotans such as Hettig is as integral to life in this rugged northland as the lakes, loons and gophers. "Some people want to do nothing but ice fishing," says Jimmy Rud, 28, of Pine Island, Minn.
January 29, 2009 |
With just days to go before the Super Bowl, the governors of Pennsylvania and Arizona last night finalized the obligatory public wager - and are using it as a tourism promotional pitch. Gov. Rendell and Arizona's new chief executive, Jan Brewer, each put up a three-night vacation package in their respective Super Bowl team cities. If the Arizona Cardinals win, Rendell has to provide, among other things, a trip on the Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh, dinner for two at Le Mont (his administration describes the restaurant as one of the Steel City's finest)
February 3, 2003 |
In the thickly falling snow of a subfreezing afternoon, Skip Auman stood happily atop acres and acres of eight-inch-thick ice, waiting for his dinner to bite. He'd been on his way to work that morning - he's a backhoe operator - when his boss rang and told him not to come in. "I said good, I'll go ice fishing. " Now, with his back to the frosty wind and snowflakes dusting his shoulders and cap ("Kickin' Bass and Takin' Names," it read), he grinned and pronounced it "a good day to come out here.