GENEVA SWAMP??

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2007/10/19 16:52:59 (permalink)

GENEVA SWAMP??

    Can anyone tell me anything about fishing Geneva swamp???
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    J Dunfee
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/19 17:25:04 (permalink)
    Lots of Bowfin. Some Largemouth. A few Northerns.
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/19 23:16:31 (permalink)
    there have been a few previous threads...
    try searching
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/20 04:42:27 (permalink)
    Mostly filled with duck hunters this time of the year ......

    If I agreed with you we would both be wrong
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/20 22:53:51 (permalink)
    Isn't it an Important Bird Area? I didn't think that was legal..
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/21 05:14:32 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: J Dunfee

    Isn't it an Important Bird Area? I didn't think that was legal..

     
    Not sure about the exact boundries... but it is all or part of SGL 270, a public hunting area. It is not regulated for fishing...

    If I agreed with you we would both be wrong
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/22 16:04:34 (permalink)
    IT HUNTING SEASON! FISHING IS OVERRRR!
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/22 20:42:18 (permalink)
    If you're worried about duck hunters fish near the I-79 bridge.  Anyone found shooting near it won't be hunting for years to come!
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/22 21:42:21 (permalink)
    Is that the big swamp you cross on I79 ?
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/22 23:25:49 (permalink)
    Yup.
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/25 07:44:20 (permalink)
    kayak99, there are no regs on how far you have to be from the bridge, as long as your shot doesn't endanger vehicle traffic
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/25 08:55:30 (permalink)
    Anyone know if there are any carp in this swamp?
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    J Dunfee
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/25 12:34:21 (permalink)
    I've yet to see one..
    Probably somewhere in the marsh. But I wouldn't go there targetting them, and actually expect to catch any..
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/25 15:39:23 (permalink)
    There are carp in there.  Most are relatively small. 
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/27 08:23:02 (permalink)
    I had a friend hunt there and said it was so crowded that it rained steel shot all day.  He also said he saw a lot of northerns
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/27 20:49:59 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mike Barcaskey

    kayak99, there are no regs on how far you have to be from the bridge, as long as your shot doesn't endanger vehicle traffic


    I don't hunt anymore but I thought there were regs about shooting distances from roads in PA. 
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/28 02:07:49 (permalink)
    kayak99 do you kayak fish??
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/28 07:10:15 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Mike Barcaskey

    kayak99, there are no regs on how far you have to be from the bridge, as long as your shot doesn't endanger vehicle traffic


    I don't hunt anymore but I thought there were regs about shooting distances from roads in PA. 



    25 yards
    post edited by raccoon bandit - 2007/10/28 07:14:01

    If I agreed with you we would both be wrong
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/28 13:15:41 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: vinestbrew

    kayak99 do you kayak fish??


    Yes, I have a Hobie Outback Fisherman and a Prijon Touring yak.  Mostly I fish from a pontoon float boat but I also have a couple canoes.  All depends on where I fish and with whom.
    post edited by kayak99 - 2007/10/28 13:18:19
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/28 13:23:34 (permalink)


    ORIGINAL: kayak99


    I don't hunt anymore but I thought there were regs about shooting distances from roads in PA. 



    25 yards


    Thanks.  Must be why I saw two kayakers on French Creek yesterday wearing bright orange hats! 
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/29 16:18:29 (permalink)
    Do you know of any kayak fishing clubs in the area was thinking about starting one??
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/30 08:04:49 (permalink)
    25 yards from the vehicle you just got out of.
    You can actually hunt/shoot right from the side of the road, as long as you don't shoot across it.  You can even shoot across the road if your elevation is high enough to avoid hitting traffic.
    Can't shoot at any animal that is on the road.
     
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/30 12:25:20 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: vinestbrew

    Do you know of any kayak fishing clubs in the area was thinking about starting one??


    Don't know of any organized groups.  There are some yaking groups around Pgh but those are whitewater types.
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/30 14:43:01 (permalink)
    it's 25 yards from ANY roadway.
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/30 15:28:11 (permalink)
    I called the Pa game Commission.  Person told me the 25 yds, is from a vehicle, if you just got out of it.  You can shoot right from the roads edge.
    Unless they gave me the wrong info.
    Stranger things have happened............... 
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/30 20:17:28 (permalink)
    There is a small dam about a mile east of the exit off 79 where you can fish from shore. I had a blast catching Bowfin on a white spinnerbait there last Spring. They sure are ugly fish,

    You should have been here yesterday.............. Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by [Sir Izaak Walton]
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/31 07:56:54 (permalink)
    Lifted from the regulation booklet
    Road Hunting: It is unlawful to 1) hunt from a vehicle; 2) shoot at
    wildlife on a public road or right-of-way open to public travel; 3)
    shoot across a road unless the line of fire is high enough to preclude
    any danger to road users; and 4) alight from a vehicle and shoot at any
    wildlife until the shooter is at least 25 yards from the traveled portion
    of the roadway.
     
    There is nothing that I could find in the book that states how far from the road you can actually hunt, unless you just got out of the vehicle.
    When we were kids the local warden always told us to stay 5yds from the rd while actually hunting but that was 25 yrs ago
    Mike
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/31 10:00:55 (permalink)
    rippinlip,
    how do you get to the dam.  I've driven that road and could not find a turn off for the dam. 
    thanks
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/31 11:23:29 (permalink)
    Fruntz,
    285 east from I79 1st rd(mercer pike) to the left.
    Mike
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    RE: GENEVA SWAMP?? 2007/10/31 18:49:56 (permalink)
    Thanks for fillin in for me Coyote, I couldn't remember the name of that road. I recall following 285 further east and making a left and it takes you to where the swamp empties into French Creek. There is a park there. Ahhhh........so many fishin spots, so little time.......

    You should have been here yesterday.............. Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by [Sir Izaak Walton]
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