June 29, NW PA Fishing Report

Summer has arrived in NW PA with most species of fish now in early summer locations. The Lake Erie bite perch bite seems a bit off but inland waters are producing crappies, bluegills, bass, walleyes and catfish as expected. Before setting off on your July 4th Holiday fishing trip, be sure to read the NW…

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July 13, NW PA Fishing Report

Summer heat is at its peak in the PA Great Lakes Region and anglers are enjoying variety in their fishing. The Lake Erie perch and walleye bite is sporadic. However, on inland lakes and rivers, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass are chewing. Crappies and bluegills are moving into summer offshore locations. Catfish are biting. Hoping…

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July 27, NW PA Fishing Report

Summer heat in NW PA lowers interest in fishing among some anglers. But others know the peak of summer usually means great fishing on certain area waters, including Lake Erie, Allegheny River and some of our small-but-deep natural lakes in the region. By reading each issue of the NW PA Fishing Report, you will get…

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August 10, NW PA Fishing Report

The Dog Days of Summer make for some great catfishing in the PA Great Lakes Region. But that’s not the only hot bite for August in NW PA. Lake Erie ‘eye, French Creek/Allegheny River smallmouth bass, Shenango River Lake white bass, and Conneaut Lake panfish are on fire also. Read the Report, get excited and…

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August 31, NW PA Fishing Report

As summer draws to an end, many anglers are anxiously looking for the bigger and stronger bites of mid to late fall. But area anglers should not be too quick to give up on fishing right now. By scouring the NW PA Fishing Report, you will find where to go for the best action on…

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September 14, NW PA Fishing Report

In NW PA, September is the transition month between summer and fall. Until the cooldown is truly under way, this can be a difficult time to catch fish. But hard-fishing anglers in the PA Great Lakes Region always find the active bites. Study this issue of the Fishing Report before planning your fishing trip this…

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September 28, NW PA Fishing Report

Rain, rain come this way! With rain and cooler temperatures forecast for NW PA over the next ten days, anglers are getting excited about fall fishing. Right now steelheads are hanging near the mouths of the Erie tributaries waiting on rain to raise the creeks. Smallmouth bass bite on the Allegheny will pick up with…

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October 12, NW PA Fishing Report

Color is appearing in NW Pennsylvania tress and prime fishing is about to happen. Water temperatures on inland lakes and rivers in the PA Great Lakes Region are dropping from the low 60s into 50s which is the trigger for fantastic fall fishing for bass, walleye, crappie, pike and musky during the next six or…

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October 25, NW PA Fishing Report

NW PA anglers were hoping for rain, but when it came it was too much, too quickly. Over the weekend streams and rivers were blown out and lakes were beat to foamy froth. But the increased flow brought a good run of steelhead into the Erie tributaries and the cold rain helped to lower the…

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November 9, NW PA Fishing Report

Steelhead fishing is in full swing in the Lake Erie tributaries and along the shoreline near the creek mouths. Lots of fish in streams, but a little rain is needed to color the water a tad to improve the bite. Inland lake temperatures are in the mid to low 50s, and temperature should drop a…

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