Christopher Smith

Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass: A Dying Species?

Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass: A Dying Species?

Imagine this: You arrive in a new town on a Saturday afternoon. There are people everywhere you look. You go to the usual places where people should be and from a distance everyone appears happy and normal. You go to the local diner and it appears that you are there early because all the customers […]

 Christopher Smith

Stories Of The Collapse Of Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass

We have frequently written about the decrease in smallmouth bass populations in Central Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River.  Here are some excerpts from stories submitted to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Stories of the collapse of the Susquehanna smallmouth bass …Unfortunately, now my main motivation for writing is to comment on how much has […]

 Christopher Smith

More Concerns About Susquehanna Smallmouth

Here is an article discussing the concerns about the Susquehanna smallmouth bass populations and disease.  Since the Pennsylvania state officials don’t know why there is a problem, they say there isn’ t much that can be done about it.  Many fishermen and private citizens are concerned about this natural resource. How bout you? More Concerns […]

 Christopher Smith

Is the Susquehanna Unhealthy?

Is the Susquehanna unhealthy? The PA state DEP wants proof. They look at the black spots, the red sores and the samples of reproductive organs that show there are large number of fish in some areas that have a mixture of male and female reproductive tissue. For study, click here. The PA Dept of Environemental […]

 Christopher Smith

Air Pollution’s Threat To Fish and Game

Many people don’t realize that air pollution can be a threat to fish and game.  Mercury is a contaminant that we don’t want in our food chain. People don’t realize how much fishermen and hunters want to preserve the environment and are avid conservationists. The reliance on foreign fuel is going to push us into […]