More additions proposed to Lass A and Wild Trout Streams

Please take a moment to comment in SUPPORT of the proposed changes (additions) to the Class A wild trout list, and Wild Trout list. These stream sections will receive additional protections from being reclassified. Your comment doesn’t have to be lengthy. Just say you support the additions.

Class A comment form: https://pfbc.pa.gov/regcomments/index.htm?title_number=ClassA-Jul2022

Wild Trout comment form:https://pfbc.pa.gov/regcomments/index.htm?title_number=WildTroutJuly2022

List of Class A streams being added:
https://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol52/52-20/714.html&d=reduce

List of Wild Trout streams being added:
https://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol52/52-20/713.html&d=reduce

PUBLIC ENCOURGED TO BE MINDFUL OF WATER DRAWS ON SMALLER STREAMS, REACH OUT WITH CONCERNS, QUESTIONS

By John Zaktansky, Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper

 A tiny waterway – more a trickle than a stream – winds down through an under-road culvert at the intersection for a small Snyder County community.

A few scattered populations of minnows and macroinvertebrates share the tiny channel un-interrupted until a hose is lowered into the stream from a roadside truck and water is drawn into an approximately 700-gallon tank to be used for a nearby hydroseeding project.

The truck returned for several additional water draws from the same stream later that day.

“Ultimately, when water is drawn from a waterway for whatever reason, the larger the water body, the less the likelihood of an impact (within the aquatic ecosystem within),” said Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) Manager of Compliance Jeremy Hoffman. “These small streams are not the ideal place to get water, but oftentimes, they are the closest proximity to where a project may be happening. If people are willing to truck water a little bit farther, a larger stream would certainly be the better place to target vs. some of the smaller streams in our area.”

Hoffman admitted this is a best-practice suggestion, but in the case of the reported hydroseeding water draw concern, no regulatory thresholds were breached.

To see the complete article, click the link below:

http://www.middlesusquehannariverkeeper.org/blog/public-encourged-to-be-mindful-of-water-draws-on-smaller-streams-reach-out-with-concerns-questions?fbclid=IwAR2MctGIsJFT4ogfvHjsTp_PuBqYAIfWNCNAPVuOqFdm7t1MTrJUKubh5uA

Family Fishing Program at Rose Valley

Here is the info on the PFBC fishing program which our TU chapter has been asked to help at. Please pass the word and let me know if you can come out to help. You don’t need to register, please just come out to help people get started.

Rose Valley Lake. South boat launch, 12:30- 4 pm Sunday, May 15, 2022.

To register or more information, go to https://register-ed.com/programs/pennsylvania/191-sport-fishing?event_type=37

Please let us know if you can help out. It does not have to be the entire time and any time you can give will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Walt

AMD in Loyalsock Creek Watershed

From the EPCAMR facebook page

Our apologies for having to recreate this post and rewrite the captions over this evening. While trying to upload a few additional video files separately into the same post, all of the captions were lost and removed. Please share again if you’d like following the edits made for a second time as we try and describe our field work in the Loyalsock Creek earlier today.

We were monitoring 3 AMD Treatment Systems for our partners in Sullivan County, including the Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association, Sullivan County Conservation District, White Ash Land Association.

We were also shooting some video footage with our GoPro Hero 4 to submit to our PA AMR Conference in June to walk and talk about each of the systems, their components, operation, maintenance, and treatment results.

Click the following lin to see the pictures provided

https://www.facebook.com/95647429094/posts/10160541294829095/

Fishing Derby Sunday May 1

This Sunday, a great way to introduce a child to fishing or to spend time with yours

WE’RE BACK! After a two-year hiatus, the Sportsmen’s Annual Dick Harner Kids’ Trout Derby will take place the first Sunday in May — May 1, 2022.

Time: Registration begins at 12:15

Who: Kids 12 and under

Fishing Schedule by Age:

4 and Under: 1:00 – 1:30
5 and 6: 1:45 – 2:15
7, 8, 9: 2:30 – 3:00
10, 11, 12: 3:15 – 3:45

Food and refreshments available. Bring the brothers, sisters, and grandparents for a family day by the stream.

Summary of rules. Complete rules provided at check-in.

We fish rain or shine with an exception for flooding.
Bait fishing only.
Limit 3 trout per child.
Keep all trout. No catch and release.

For more information, click here http://muncycreeks.org/index.php/kids-trout-derby/

Golden rainbow or palomino?

The PFBC posted the following on their Facebook page

Golden Rainbow Trout are a favorite target of many Pennsylvania anglers. But do you know the difference between golden and palomino Rainbow Trout?

Both species have been selectively bred over time to achieve their unique colors. Golden Rainbow Trout are a product of crossing one golden Rainbow Trout with another golden Rainbow Trout. The palomino is a product of crossing a golden Rainbow Trout with a Rainbow Trout. Palominos are lighter and less vibrant in color and were stocked in PA waters in the late 1960s.

The PFBC currently raises and stocks the more colorful golden Rainbow Trout. You can get an up-close look at goldens at our hatcheries: http://ow.ly/MPov50INrwk

Here is a short video from the PFBC facebook page. https://fb.watch/cw-h9DKH56/

Earth Day Activities

Throughout the coming week, community cleanup opportunities are available throughout the greater watershed. The following list was compiled by the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership. For updates during the week, click here.

Lock Haven: April 19-22 On Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. is partnering with The City of Lock Haven to help clean up Main Street, Church Street, & Triangle Park. On Wednesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. is partnering with Lock Haven University to help clean up Glenn Rd. On Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. is partnering with The City of Lock Haven to help clean up three parks. On Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. is partnering with The City of Lock Haven to help clean up the Levee and area around it. Click here to sign up as a volunteer.

Selinsgrove: Friday, April 22 Join Citizen’s Climate Lobby for an Earth Day celebration at Rotary Field on Broad St, 4-8 p.m. on April 22. Tabling groups, food, music, activities, art, and more! Music will be provided by “Nine Degrees of Syncopation” and “DePortoland.” Click here to learn more. Susquehanna University is also having a private cleanup led by SGP.

Bloomsburg: Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m. Cleanup along the banks of the North Branch on Fort McClure Boulevard; led by the Town of Bloomsburg. Rain date is April 29.
Newberry: Saturday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. The Newberry Community Partnership is leading litter clean up in Newberry. Volunteers are asked to meet at the West End Christian Community Center (901 Diamond St. / the intersection of West Fourth St. and Diamond St.). If interested contact Julie 570-322-6828 or Bob 570-651-0634, or click here for updates. 

Montgomery: Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Cleanup of Montgomery Park and the river bank. Volunteers will meet at the parking lot of Montgomery Park. 

Williamsport: Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. The SGP-led cleanup will take place along the Susquehanna River Walk and Timber Trail on the Williamsport side on Saturday, April 23, 1-4 p.m. Interested volunteers should meet SGP staff at the Water Tower Square trail access at 1 p.m. to check-in. Interested groups should reach out to abechdel@susquehannagreenway.org for details.  Lycoming College is also having a private cleanup led by SGP.

Sunbury: Sunday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m. Led by the Susquehanna River Cleanup Committee of Sunbury’s Revitalization, Inc. Meet at Sunbury boat launch near the intersection of 2nd street and Rt.147 in Sunbury. From there, groups will disperse into marked territories. Volunteers will be offered a t-shirt as a thank you. Click here to sign up to be a volunteer.

Lewisburg: Sunday, April 24, 2-4 p.m. Led by Lewisburg Neighborhoods. Volunteers will meet on South 6th Street (look for the green tent). Cleanup materials will be provided and all ages are welcome. Interested volunteers should email Arden at acd020@bucknell.edu.

Pine Creek Trail Restrooms vandalized

Lots of anglers out and about. Although not directly on Pine Creek, you may still have seen something


From the Tioga State Forest Face book page:

The Pine Creek Trail Restrooms at Canada Run (near Pag-O-Mar) were vandalized over the weekend. Please contact the Tioga State Forest District Office with information that may lead to prosecution.

John Mosher

John was a member of the Susquehanna Chapter for over 50 years. During that time, he became a life member, served as President, Vice President, many years as a Director as well as serving on the Nominating Committee, Trout Kick Off Committee and the Legislative Committee.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Johns family and we are deeply sorry for their loss. His obituary as it appeared in the April 13 edition of the Williamsport Sun Gazette can be found below.

John H. Mosher peacefully passed on April 9, 2022 at his home in Upper Darby, Pa. surrounded by his loving family. John was born on Jan. 30, 1933 in Palmyra, N.Y., son of the late Howard and Dorothy Mosher. John served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. After serving his country, he attended Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

In 1960, John moved to Williamsport, as a sales representative for Hallmark Greeting Cards. In 1963, John joined Williamsport Paper Company where he was employed for over 30 years as a sales representative and sales manager. John was an avid fisherman, hunter and sportsman. He served as president of Trout Unlimited and Newberry Lion’s Club. He was also a member of the VFW, Ducks Unlimited, Loyalsock Men’s Club, Penn State Nittany Lion Club, Old Lycoming Little League, Williamsport Area High School Basketball Boosters and Newberry United Methodist Church.

On April 29, 1967, John married Patricia Feist. They had 55 wonderful years together and have 2 children. John is survived by his wife, Patricia and son, Glenn of Upper Darby, Pa.; his daughter, Doreen; his daughter-in-law, Lauren Harrison; and his grandson, Quinn Mosher Harrison of Merion Station, Pa.

A celebration of life will be held in the Williamsport area at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions or donations be made to Trout Unlimited or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.