To celebrate the official launch this spring of www.BlackwolfeCommunications,com website and "Fishing with Darl Black Guide Service" as well as a new cover photo on this blog, we are having a contest! I will give away two impressive lure packs, each with a retail value of well over $50. (See photos) The winner of each lure pack will be based on the length in inches of the first Smallmouth Bass and first Crappie which Darl catches in NW PA after ice-out. The winner of each category (Smallmouth Bass and Crappie) will be drawn from the pool of entries which correctly guess the length of each species to the nearest 1/4 inch. The tie breaker will be the type of lure used by Darl to catch each species. Whoever is fishing with Darl at the time he catches each species will measure and photograph the fish. The contest is open to everyone and remains open until Darl catches his first Smallmouth Bass and first Crappie in NW PA. Now this is very important! You can ONLY ENTER your guess through the BlackwolfeCommunications.com website.Go to the website.Check out content on SmallmouthQuest Page and CrappieQuest Page for possible clues to the size of fish Darl usually catches at ice out and the possible lure he may use. Next press the "Contact US' button and enter the required information. In the body of the email message provide the following: (1) Your name; (2) Your guess in inches to the nearest 1/4 inch for both the first Smallmouth Bass and first Crappie which you predict Darl will land after ice out; (3) the lure you predict Darl will use for each species. Then Submit. Only guesses coming from the website are valid and only one entry per email address will be honored. Then sit back and wait on ice-out and Darl's initial open water outings - which will be recorded on this blog. Fish will be measured on a flat surface ruler device, measured to tip of tail (according to PA Fish & Boat Commission standards). There will only be one winner in the Smallmouth Bass category and one winner in the Crappie category, each randomly drawn from among those who correctly guess length and lure. The two winners will be notified through their email, and will be announced on "Fishing with Darl Black" Facebook Page.