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Apr 4, 2013 - Gone fishing

Fishing with kids while on a charter bus trip is a fun way to share an appreciation for nature and spend quality time together. Fishing has been an important part of life in Pennsylvania for hundreds of years. Kids under 16 are exempt from having a fishing license, as long as they are accompanied by a licensed adult. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission publishes a Summary of Fishing Regulations and Laws to help sportsmen comply with regulations on limits and legal fishing seasons. Take a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus
from Charter Bus Pennsylvania and visit some of the best fishing spots that Pennsylvania has to offer the charter bus fisherman.

A short charter bus ride from the Philadelphia International Airport is the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum which protects 200 acres of freshwater tidal marsh. It serves as a feeding ground and resting place for more than 300 kinds of birds, plus deer, turtles, frogs, foxes, muskrats and, of course, fish. Fishing is allowed along the Trolley Bed Trail and the Main Dike Trail of the East Impoundment area and also in the lagoons along route 420. Although canoeing is permitted in the marshes within two hours of high tide, fishing from a canoe is prohibited. All lines must be cast from the banks, with the exception of the physically disabled, who are allowed to fish from the lower deck of the observation platform at the East Impoundment area.

Charter bus visitors closer in to Philadelphia wanting to do a spot of fishing can take their charter bus over to Fairmount Park. Fairmount Park is an urban oasis, covering ground along the banks of the Schuylkill River, with more than 34 miles of waterways, including streams, creeks and small ponds. One of Philadelphia’s most popular places for charter bus visitors to go fishing, Fairmount Park visitors have reported catching more than 20 different kinds of fish, including varieties of bass, crappie, herring, sunfish and trout.

Wissahickon Creek is located a short charter bus ride southwest of the Highway 309 and Interstate 276 junction, adjacent to the Fort Washington State Park and the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The park is part of the 9,200-acre Fairmount Park system and is stocked with brown trout and rainbow trout every spring, midsummer and early fall. For kids, this can mean an easy catch that feeds a love of fishing for many years. Sunfish, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass can also be caught here. Charter bus visitors who are fishing for trout need to get a trout stamp on their fishing license.

Take your charter bus over to Glades Wildlife Area, which includes a man-made lake containing largemouth bass, crappie and channel catfish. The Impoundment’s outflow stream is also productive for bluegill. This area is a waterfowl propagation area and is closed to fishing throughout much of the year, but is open to winter ice fishing. Nearby Harbor Acres Lake, in State Gameland No. 9, offers year-round fishing for bass, panfish and stocked trout.

Fishing in Pennsylvania is fun for the entire family with a charter bus from Charter Bus Pennsylvania. Take advantage of Charter Bus Pennsylvania’s friendly, personalized service and plan your charter bus trip today.