Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PFBC Fisheries Committee Meeting 01/26/11

Hello Folks,

I wasn't able to attend the Pennsylvania Fisheries Comm. (PFBC) meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2011), but I was in touch with my very good friend, Mike Burton, who was in attendance.

I got a call around 5:15 p.m. last evening from Mike. He had just gotten back from the Fisheries Comm. meeting and shared a few thoughts about the meeting with me.

There were a good number of folks in attendance who made comments. Most of what we would expect... both supporters and those who questioned the Emergency Regulation.

Mike mentioned that even the tournament anglers were wondering why the PFBC didn't close off the spawning season. There was also some talk about making that season a bit earlier since we all know that smallmouth spawn before mid-April.

Comments were also made regarding the water quality issues and the cormorants population on the Susquehanna River.

The required "90 Day Comment Period" is still in effect. So you all still have an opportunity to voice your opinion(s) to the PFBC before their April meeting.

Tournament bass anglers ask Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to rethink new catch and release restrictions for the Susquehanna River