HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are asking anglers who fish Raystown Lake to participate in an angler logbook program.
Beginning Jan. 1, anglers who fish Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County, are asked to obtain an official volunteer angler log book and record specific information about their fishing trip. PFBC biologists will use the data collected from the log books to gain a better understanding of the fishing activity that occurs at Raystown Lake. This information will be included along with biological assessments in shaping fisheries management plans including stocking plans for the 8,300-acre impoundment.
To participate, volunteers can obtain an official log book, record their catches for each fishing outing — be it one trip or every weekend — and return the book when fishing season is over. The logs are easy to fill out; just follow the simple instructions included with each book. Any personal information provided, including catch data, is strictly confidential; although summaries of combined catch by species will be reported at the conclusion of the study.
Interested anglers can help the Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintain and enhance fishing opportunities at Raystown Lake by obtaining a log book at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ranger Station at Raystown Lake, the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau or participating local bait dealers.
Logbooks can also be downloaded from the PFBC Web site at or by mail at Raystown Lake Log Book Survey, John Frederick, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, 844 Big Spring Road, Newville, PA 17241.