As the weather warms, anglers mover from the cold-water trout streams to the lakes and ponds where they can reel in bass, for which the season begins on Saturday, June 17 in Pennsylvania.
The state offers 86,000 miles of streams and rivers and 4,000 lakes and reservoirs where anglers can drop a line.
Many of the bass fishing spots are at state parks where families can hike, camp, kayak and bicycle as well as fish.
Fishing licenses are on sale through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission or at 900 businesses authorized as agents for the commission.
When buying a license, people also can purchase S.O.S. Buttons to Save Our Susquehanna for $10. Proceeds help fight pollution that has caused die-offs and blotches on bass in the southern reach of the river.