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Bass Fishing Time

Although bass fishermen were on the water for much of the spring on a catch-and-release basis, the traditional bass-fishing season opened only a couple of weeks ago. Even though bass can now be harvested for tasty meals, most bass fishermen practice catch-and-release fishing.

The first type of sport fishing my dad introduced me to as a kid was bass fishing on the "big river" downstream from Huntingdon. Like most bass fishermen of the time, we gathered live bait for our adventures. Our favorites were hellgrammites and crabs (aka crayfish). If you could find a soft-shelled crab, you could pre...


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