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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July 12, 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…

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July 26, NW PA Fishing Report

The stormy, wet summer has limited fishing days in NW PA, but it appears the high water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs has result in better than usual fishing for late July. So when anglers get out, they are catching fish. NW PA inland waters are yielding decent catches of walleyes, crappies, black bass, white…

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August 9, NW PA Fishing Report

Summer is on the downhill slide in Pennsylvania. Don’t miss some of the great bites currently happening in the region, including Lake Erie Walleye and Perch, Allegheny River Smallmouth Bass, and BIG Bluegills at select lakes – just to mention a few. Discover more in the August 9th issue of the NW PA Fishing Report….

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August 23, NW PA Fishing Report

There has been a slowdown in reports from anglers and tackle shops here in PA Great Lakes Region during the last two weeks. Fish are still biting, but anglers seem to on a vacation from fishing right now according to local tackle shops. Actually, the Lake Erie perch bite has picked up considerably, the Erie…

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October 11, NW PA Fishing Report

Given the unusually warm air and warm water temperatures, it is hard to believe it is the second week of October. Uncertain who is more confused – the fish or the anglers! But as you will learn in this issue of the NW PA Fishing Report, there are good bites going on in some area…

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