- Category: Seasons and Bag Limits
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Dec. 8) – Following nearly a decade of poor recruitment due to disease affecting young-of-the-year, the smallmouth bass populations in the Susquehanna and lower Juniata rivers are showing signs of improvement, according to information released today by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).
Surveys conducted from 2013-2016 reveal increasing numbers of adult smallmouth bass compared to severely reduced numbers collected from 2005-2012. Decreased prevalence of disease in young-of-the-year smallmouth bass, along with the implementation of mandatory catch-and-release regulations enacted in 2011, have resulted in better recruitment of young bass to the adult populations.
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- Category: On The Job
Each year, Pennsylvania Conservation Officers check thousands of hunters, anglers, trappers, and recreational vehicles for compliance with fish, boating and wildlife laws. A compliance check by a Conservation Officer is an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to have positive interactions with Conservation Officers while in the woods and on the waters of Pennsylvania. Conservation Officers can help explain laws and can help you learn more about outdoor opportunities and conditions in your area.
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