September is transitional fishing, going from summer patterns to the initial early fall patterns. Some changes have already started and more will follow in the coming weeks. If we get the anticipate rain this week, Erie tributaries will be filled with the first run of fall steelhead by the weekend. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass species are beginning to move into fall feeding mode. Walleyes, crappies, perch and trout will follow as the water temperature continues to cool. Predicting start points of seasonal bites under changing weather conditions is iffy. The answer is simple: just GO FISH and enjoy fall fishing!

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