When summer gives way to early fall and warm days yield to cool nights, an annual obsession begins to surface on Lake Erie streams.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading As fall comes on, Lake Erie’s tributaries become Pennsylvania’s hottest fishing spot
On May 21, 1975, a small train rolled out of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station in Pittsburgh. At the head was a yellow, red and blue Chessie System locomotive, #6600 with asleeping kitten on the side. It was followed by a gleaming stainless steel Amtrak Silver Dome, #9401, and a vintage blue,…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Turning a dream into the nation’s greatest bike trail
In his Westmoreland County office, Scott Tomlinson displays a photo of four men with camouflage-​painted faces and a pile of dead deer in their blue pickup truck. As a state wildlife conservation officer, Tomlinson has apprehended dozens of poachers over the years, and the image has come to symbolize the bravado he has…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Could there be an end to poaching in Pennsylvania?
Thomas Lippert flicks his cigarette into the ashtray on his wooden kitchen table, its varnish worn away along the edge by years of wrists and elbows. Lippert starts each day here, waking early to supplement his nicotine with a quick breakfast. On the mustard-​colored wall, a prominent image of Jesus watches over Lippert,…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading An award-​winning angler fishes the Allegheny River
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