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Pennsylvania Game & Fish

May 2019

Every month in Game & Fish, you'll discover the best hotspots throughout your region for hunting and fishing. We'll also bring you your state's latest outdoor news, plus plenty of how-to tactics and special strategies designed to make you a more successful hunter and angler.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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in the field

Partnership Conserves 752 AcresTHE PENNSYLVANIA Game Commission and The Conservation Fund announced the purchase of 752 acres of forestland near Red Rock. It is bordered on three sides by Ricketts Glen State Park and State Game Lands (SGL) 13 and 57. The newly protected area in Sullivan County features wetlands, swamps and forested headwaters for 2 miles of the high-quality Mehoopany Creek. Now part of SGL 13, the land is open to the public for hiking, hunting, fishing and wildlife-viewing. York County Men Apprehended In Game Warden AssaultTWO YORK County men have been charged in the felony assault of a State Game Warden in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County. Wade Michael Winemiller, of Wrightsville, and Thomas E. Kelly Jr., of Glen Rock, have been charged in the assault of State…

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pennsylvania calendar

MAY 4 OPENING DAY WALLEYE The second walleye and sauger season opens. It continues through Dec. 31. pfbc.pa.gov MAY 18 BASIC BOATING COURSE Held at the Pike County Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Contact Michelle Chorba at michelle.chorba@brookfieldrenewable.com or (570) 226-1370. MAY 18 & 19 OAKS GUN SHOW This Phoenixville Gun Show is held at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $12.00, children 10 and under free. eaglearmsgunshows.com MAY 19 NORTHMORELAND PARK FISHING DERBY This free fishing derby is held at Northmoreland Park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trophies and prizes are awarded to both adults and youth. Participants 16 and older must have a fishing license. (724) 830-3959…

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killer combos

It’s one thing to check out a rod at a tackle store or to look at a reel online. But it’s nearly impossible to check out how any individual rod would interact with any particular reel. Well, we do that for you.Here, we’ve assembled six perfectly complemented combos — those promising to help you in your quest to catch more fish. Our research was conducted over three days on the water, and many hours of debate back on shore, while testing more than 50 of the latest rods and reels in various combinations. We found a few pairings really stood out and wanted to share our results with you. Next time you are looking to gear up for a very specific technique, look to these combos to give you…

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best worm & jig combo

Daiwa All-Around Rod $189 Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting Reel $249 Slithering a worm through a maze of timber or ticking a jig down a rip-rap bank require an odd pairing of both finesse and pure power. Daiwa’s All-Around rod has ample backbone to manage the heavy lines often used when fishing worms or jigs in dense cover. Conversely, it has the sensitivity to monitor those baits for subtle strikes.Worms and jigs are thrown into a variety of covers, ranging from thick to thin. Multiple casting techniques are often used during a single fishing session, whether overhanding, underhanding, skipping, flipping or pitching. Shimano’s Curado DC, equipped with an electronic cast control, is the perfect partner to the Daiwa All-Around. The electronic cast control system keeps casts backlash-free, a must when…

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abu garcia & shimano helped us control variables

In the past two issues, we evaluated 51 of the latest and greatest rods and reels, then shared our picks for our “Editor’s Choice” and “Great Buy.” In March, we covered baitcasting gear, in April, spinning gear. Now, we share our picks for the best paired combos. We reached out to two industry giants, Abu Garcia and Shimano, to supply control rods and reels for our testing. These companies’ commitment to quality-control and consistency let us get to know our 29 test rods and 22 test reels intimately. By having Abu Veritas casting rods (VTSC70-5) and Veritas spinning rods (VT-SS70-5) on hand, we were able to mount test reels to the control rods and isolate the reels’ features, and attributes. With Shimano’s Sedona 2500 spinning reel (SE2500HGFI) and Citica…

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best search-bait combo

41 inches per turn (IPT) Power stack carbon matrix drag system Premium Portuguese Cork Grade “A” North Fork Composite LMX X-Ray Carbon Blank Blistering 10.1:1 gear ratio Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Casting Reel $299 Kistler Z-Bone Baitcasting Rod $520 Covering water quickly with search baits is fundamental to locating cooperative bass. The ability to make more casts and keep the bait in the strike zone longer often leads to more fish. The Revo Rocket, with its blistering 10.1:1 retrieve ratio, lashed to the incredibly sensitive Kistler Z-Bone, manages search baits better than any other combo we’ve thrown.The Revo/Z-Bone fishes lipless crank-baits, small/medium swimbaits, spinner-baits and stickbaits confidently. The 7-foot, 3-inch North Fork blank loads efficiently and fires long casts for exploring large areas of aggregate…

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