This Blog is for all those shutterbugs that find Sweet Arrow Lake County Park in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania, a great place to create beautiful images. Submit any photo you would like published to revanchalk@gmail.com

Monday, December 3, 2018

Tom Jobe finds a Barnacle Goose

Stopped at the lake this morning to see the large flock of geese at
the boat launch and found this guy among them.  From photos I took, I ID'd
it as a Barnacle Goose, a rare sighting in PA -- wanted to share it with
you.  Tom Jobe

Very rare indeed-  Great job Tom!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ron does it again...and again

Caught a nice Carp....29 inches long and weighed in at 10 pounds!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ron does it again....

According to Paula, Ron's wife, Ron caught this beauty this morning using a hot dog that had been soaking in honey, vanilla and other liquids. Corky gave him the bait yesterday. Corky is still out from his ankle surgery and believe me, he is vey anxious to get back there. Maybe this will do it! Now Ron has some hot dogs in honey, vanilla and I don't know what else!!

It was 29 1/2 inches long between 10 and 15 pounds. (not one of those guys down there has a scale!) It was quite a haul though reeling this beauty in.  
Channel Catfish

Monday, August 28, 2017

26 in Catfish

Caught this 8/26/17. 26 inch channel cat.
Tom Morris

Friday, June 16, 2017

Photographer Joey Crystal Carmen from Elizabethville, PA

These are all some pics I love that I took there at Sweet Arrow 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Cormorants By John K.

I got these cormorants this past Monday (5/22/17) out in front of Townleys’ lakefront. Full-grown ones are black, although it looks like the other two are larger than the black one. I think they were scoping out something for lunch! A big carp was breaking water nearby, but he was way out of their league! Maybe if they would have ganged up on him.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Trumpeter Swans

 These are tagged Trumpeter Swans that showed up several days ago. They were hangin’ out with the other swans and the geese and ducks yesterday when I grabbed this photo. So much for the myth that swans will drive other waterfowl out of the area! I read that they are the largest native waterfowl in North America, with wingspans as much as 7 1/2 ft. and heights as much as 4 ft.! Some weigh in at over 30 lbs.! The name comes from their trumpet-like call.

John Keesey

At least 6 tagged Trumpeter swans first appeared on Sweet Arrow Lake last spring on what seems to be a migration North.  It is believed that they either escaped or were released from a  preserve or private breeder.  Genuine wild Trumpeter Swans are not ordinarily seen in this area.