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Posted 8/4/2014

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By Sean Weaver, Tionesta Lake
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District

On June 14, Tionesta Lake ranger staff teamed up with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Boy Scout Troop 82, and some local community volunteers to build fish attractors for the lake.

Jason Quinn, a Tionesta Lake ranger who arranged the scout’s involvement, and the group worked for more than two hours to assemble the 15 attractors.  The attractors, or cribs, are designed to draw fish by providing cover, structure, spawning habitat and by attracting organisms for food.  

Unfortunately, due to high water, the fish attractors could not be put in place. They were placed in the lake later when the water was lower and there was less debris on the lake.  

The boy scouts camped the night before at the Outflow Campground and then came up to the boat launch to help build the fish cribs.

After the cribs were completed, the scouts served everyone lunch.

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