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April 21, 1988 |
With silent splendor, it slices serpentine through a sophisticated city and its surrounding suburbs. It offers its visitors a sylvan serenity, a place to escape the headlines and the deadlines of everyday living. It is the Wissahickon Creek, a waterway that meanders from central Montgomery County through Fairmount Park before it empties into the Schuylkill between Manayunk and East Falls. And it offers some prime places to tangle with trout. "When you're along the Wissahickon Creek, you can kind of blot the city out of your mind," said Sally Corl, the state Fish Commission waterways conservation officer for Philadelphia County.
April 20, 1989 |
It was 6:30 a.m., the first day of trout fishing season, and the countdown was on - only 90 minutes to go before the first fishing line hit the water. Along the banks of the Ridley Creek, the Chester Creek and the Darby Creek early Saturday, small clusters of anglers huddled together, talking about who would catch the first fish, and who would get the biggest. It was drizzling in the chilly pre-dawn darkness, but that didn't seem to bother the waiting groups. The anglers waiting by the Ridley Creek on Knowlton Road in Middletown Township included Danny Massi, a machinist from Chester, who said that for the last 14 years, he has started trout season at the same spot.
November 17, 1991 |
The Lower Merion-Narberth Watershed Association is looking for volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and get wet. At noon Saturday, the association will begin planting about 7,000 brown- trout eggs in Mill Creek. The boxes that hold the eggs, Vibert boxes, will be placed in areas of the stream that are well-aerated from consistent water flows. Watershed members will work with volunteers to map out placement of the boxes, which hold 500 eggs apiece. Volunteers will cover the boxes with large stones and anchor them to form egg beds for the trout.
April 6, 1997 |
From the crowded creeks of Philadelphia and its suburbs to the seldom-fished headwater streams of northern Pennsylvania, anglers will fan out across the state Saturday for the opening of trout season. If you have never fished for trout before or are a veteran who wants to brush up on the basics, here are some facts you need to know: Anglers are allowed to keep eight trout daily on most waters during the regular season, which begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and runs through Sept.
April 14, 1996 |
Anglers will enjoy a bonus of extra stocked fish when the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission begins its second round of spring trout-stocking this week. Officials learned that they had 150,000 additional yearling trout on hand after taking inventory at the agency's 10 hatcheries, said Dan Tredinnick, a commission spokesman. The 8- and 9-inch fish exceed the minimum legal size limit (7 inches). Each year, the commission produces fish above its planned stocking target to ensure that it is able to replace trout that die in hatcheries before stocking commences.
September 25, 1989 |
Arms talks gave way to trout fishing yesterday morning, and when Secretary of State James A. Baker 3d and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze climbed from the river, it was Yanks 3, Reds 0. Baker, an avid fisherman, stood chest-deep in the Snake River and caught and released three cutthroat trout in the space of five minutes. Shevardnadze stood on the bank and struggled with the rod lent to him by the National Park Service, trying to master the art of spin-casting. He awkwardly plunked several casts in the grass at his feet.
April 24, 1988 |
Calendars notwithstanding, spring for thousands of people in Southeastern Pennsylvania began at 8 a.m. on April 16. It was the opening day of trout season, and anglers of all ages descended on waterways throughout Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia Counties. Pennsylvania issues more than 1 million fishing licenses a year, according to the state Fish Commission. But the number of anglers might be twice that, the commission said, because children younger than 16 don't need licenses and a number of Pennsylvanians don't bother to obtain the $12 one-year license, choosing to take their chances that they won't be caught.
April 16, 1999 |
The trout season is off the hook. Right before Pennsylvania anglers wade into the streams tomorrow, the state has decided the trout aren't too toxic to eat. Just last week, officials revealed that thousands of hatchery-raised trout already stocked into waterways - including some in Montgomery and Chester counties - were tainted with polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs. But after running more tests, the state said yesterday the trout are safe to put on the table - despite traces of PCBs in trout shipped to Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and other counties.
April 11, 1986 |
The start of trout season is an annual rite of spring that will involve more than a million Pennsylvanians tomorrow, beginning at 8 a.m. But trout fishing these days is not the kind of thing described in classical outdoors literature, and nothing like days long gone but not forgotten. Decreasing water quality and increasing pressure by anglers have created a put-and-take, hatchery-oriented fishery that some feel is a triumph of quantity over quality. Stocking fish has become necessary in most public waters because trout do not produce themselves in great number naturally in these surroundings.