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PA Trout Season 2013: Search & Destroy

April 1, 2013

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Pennsylvania plays host to more than 86,000 miles of streams and rivers and boasts some of the best trout fishing in the world.  The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) sold 736,867 Resident licenses in 2012. Clearly fishing in Pennsylvania is alive and well. Pennsylvania residents pursue many different species of fish all across the Commonwealth but no fish is targeted […]

Spring Ridge Club’s Spruce Creek Slammin’

June 27, 2012

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Few Fisherman are lucky enough to grace the banks of Pennsylvania’s famed Limestone creeks that make up the Spring Ridge Club’s  trophy fly fishing waters. That’s why I was thrilled to accept an invitation from Spring Ridge Club Member and Team Surra Outdoors friend, Glenn Williard, for a fun-filled day of world class fly fishing at Pennsylvania’s premier fly fishing destination. The Limestone creeks make […]

The Ultima Experience: Erie’s Spring Steelhead Run

March 30, 2012

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 Many people believe that the Lake Erie Steelhead take part in an annual ritual lasting from fall through the spring as they return to the tributaries of the big Lake for the spawning season and while the steelhead season may last from fall to spring there are actually two completely separate runs. One in the fall and […]

Getting Started: Trout Season 2012

March 5, 2012

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While leaving for work this morning I said to my wife, “It smells like fishing season!” to which she responded, “That’s because it’s not even a month away”. I am particularly proud that my city-based writer/blogger/nightlife columnist wife knows that fact proving yet again that 1.) I am the luckiest guy in the world and 2.) She is preparing […]

Heavy Duty Pursuit: 2012 Chevy Silverado HD2500

February 1, 2012

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As you might imagine, we at Team Surra Outdoors regularly pack up our gear and travel to remote locations in search of the best hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania and her neighboring states. That is why I was so excited to recently drive a brand new Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4WD LTZ Crew Cab Diesel. It […]

Winter in Steelhead Alley

January 15, 2012

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If you haven’ t been fishing for Steelhead on the tributaries of Lake Erie then I highly recommend planning a trip to the world’s greatest fishery before April and the steelies head back to the deeper water of the big lake. In my opinion, nothing matches the satisfaction of landing your first big chromer with a couple of inches of snow […]

Freedom Hunters by Ottie Snyder

November 22, 2011

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(Editors note: I have known Ottie Snyder for roughly ten years. Without his commentary on ‘Why Andy should keep a hunting journal” then Team Surra Outdoors may not exist today. In my opinion, anyone who can get my Dad to stop thinking like a rifle hunter and start thinking like a bow hunter while archery hunting deserves serious recognition for […]

Guest Blogpost: Operation Bootstrap 2 Executive Director, John Arway PA Fish & Boat Commission

August 30, 2011

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Hopefully by now you may have seen or perhaps heard about my current Straight Talk article in the January/February edition of the Pennsylvania Angler and Boater magazine called Highway Robbery. I set the stage for this article when I wrote about my idea for creating alternative funding that would allow us to look at ways […]

Drifting for Walleye 101

August 25, 2011

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Drifting is an excellent way to catch your limit of walleye if you are good enough to find your targeted species and patient enough to make it work. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, drifting is not a complicated technique to learn and it is easy to execute making it an effective technique for schooling walleye. Needless to […]

Lake Ogascanan Walleye

August 3, 2011

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Six years ago, my best friend Josh and I were single college grads with dreams of traveling each summer to a different remote locale in pursuit of world class game and fish. The objective was to do it all before we had families and responsibilities that we assumed would keep us at home; catch monster […]