2019 Fishing Reports

October 9th NW PA Fishing Report

It’s happening! Dropping water temperatures signal the start of the fall feeding frenzy on NW PA waters. Although water flow and temperatures are not yet right for a big steelhead movement into the Erie tributaries, many species on inland lakes are demonstrating their liking for the start of fall cooldown with increased activity in shallower water. For current bite details, check out the Oct 9th of this Fishing Report.

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September 25th NW PA Fishing Report

The calendar says fall. But the fish don’t know that. In NW PA, all species are still in transition. Although fish are all over the lake and river looking to settle in when cooler water arrives, right now it takes some extra effort to make good catches. In our region, the Lake Erie walleye bite is still on but not expected to last much longer and Allegheny smallmouth are fairly reliable transition bite – although it has been up and down. According to reliable reports, It looks like Shenango Lake is the hot place for crappies, largemouth & smallmouth bass, white bass and hybrid stripers right now.

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August 21st NW PA Fishing Report

You cannot call it the dog days of summer when anglers are making record catches of walleyes on Lake Erie, big panfish are being hauled in at Conneaut Lake, smallmouth bass are chewing on the Allegheny River and hybrid stripers & white bass (plus crappies) are busting shad schools on Shenango Lake almost every day. Weather forecast is for more seasonable daytime temperatures, so there are no excuses about excessive heat. Now just get out and go fish!

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