April 19th NW PA Fishing Report

Seems like it has been a long time in coming, but spring weather and spring bites are finally heating up here in Pennsylvania’s Great Lake Region. Smallmouth bass are hot at PIB and Allegheny River; Pymatuning walleyes are biting both N & S End, crappies are firing up everywhere and our trout opener was this past weekend. Hurry to get in on the fabulous yellow perch fishing at PIB and Pymatuning before they leave the shallows. Other area lakes will be turning on soon.

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April 5th NW PA Fishing Report

As we dive into April, fishing is heating up in NW Pennsylvania. Yellow perch bite in Presque Isle Bay is crazy. Perch and crappies are biting in shallow bays north end of Pymatuning, while the walleye bite is gaining traction. And C&R smallmouth season on the Allegheny is going gang-busters. Plus trout season arrives on April 15th. So many choices!

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March 15th NW PA Fishing Report

This crazy off-and-on winter is on again right now in NW PA. The February Thaw bite for walleyes, crappies and steelhead has turned off with the cold, wind, snow and thin cover of ice on bays. The 10 day forecast is not encouraging weather wise but by the first of April anglers should expect spring bites to bust loose for crappies, yellow perch and walleyes. Get ready to Go Fish!

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February 15th NW PA Fishing Report

Ice fishing in PA Great Lakes Region has come to an early end this year. The forecast for milder temperatures through the next two week period has terminated any hope of safe ice resurrection for the rest of this winter. Anglers’ thoughts are now focused on getting ready for earlier than expected open water season. Right now in our region the best bites are for walleye, yellow perch, wild trout and steelhead. Check out the details in this issue.

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