January 18, NW PA Fishing Report

This is certainly a weird winter for NW PA with both record cold and record heat only days apart during the first four weeks of winter. Ice was early, then gone, then back, then gone again. Allegheny River and French Creek are currently receding from flood stage. Right now the best bet for fishing are…

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November 22, NW PA Fishing Report

Some of the most exciting fishing of the year is happening right now in Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region. Steelhead, walleyes, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, white bass and crappies are biting. Read the Report and get in on the action! Read Online

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February 15, 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….

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March 15, 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…

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April 5, 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…

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April 19, 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…

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May 10, NW PA Fishing Report

NW PA is coming out of a Big May Chill that hammered the region with high winds and hard rains, playing havoc with fishing across the board. Catches were flying high the end of April – then went downhill as a series of storms swept through the area. But weather is now improving, and so…

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May 24, 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…

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June 7, 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…

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June 21, 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…

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