July 12th NW PA Fishing Report

A bit behind schedule, summer has finally arrived in NW PA. Anglers should be gearing up for summer action because there is a lot happening. Lake Erie walleyes are full steam ahead. Crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and catfish are settling into summer patterns on area lakes as water levels return to normal summer pool following several very intense rain systems in recent weeks. In this issue, you get a peek at what you might have missed over July 4th. Don’t worry, there is more fishing action coming. And be sure to read Jeff Knapp’s tips on catching river smallmouth during the summer.

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June 21st NW PA Fishing Report

Summer officially has arrived! After unusually slow spring, reports are coming in from across NW PA that fishing is improving. It’s full steam ahead for walleyes and crappies at Pymatuning, plus reports of success for multiple species at Shenango Lake. As water levels recede from most recent storms, smallmouth bass on the Allegheny River are moving into summer locations. Plenty of walleye action at Lake Erie. While Erie perch were missing through the spring, recent reports have perch schools moving into western PA waters. Bluegills are biting everywhere, and big catfish are showing up in the shallows as they go into their spawn period. With the big 4th of July Holiday period just around the corner, check out what’s biting and where in PA Great Lakes Region

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June 7th NW PA Fishing Report

NW PA anglers are anxiously looking forward to a warm-up and somewhat of a drying out period as we move into June. May was unusually cold, wet and windy, and fish-catching has suffered on some lakes. Just looking for a little taste of normal weather in June to get things back on track. On the other hand, certain bodies of water have produced and continue to produce well – read the Report to learn which ones.

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May 24th NW PA Fishing Report

As we move into late May, many anglers continue to struggle on area lakes as they seek their favorite fish. This has been a very odd spring and anticipated bites for particular species are not materializing. Fishing success is far from consistent. But there are bright spots – including smallmouth bass on Lake Erie and hybrid stripers on Shenango River Lake. Hopefully June weather will bring warmth and stability to the region.

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