November 21, NW PA Fishing Report

The hot bites of late fall are in full swing in NW Pennsylvania. If you like fishing cold water for big bass, crappies and walleyes, it’s time to have fun. Steelheads are running the Erie streams, too. Things will change dramatically my mid-December as ice cover begins to form. Go Fish Now!  Read Online

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July 25, NW PA Fishing Report

With the arrival of mid-summer, fishing success slows for some species – but not everything. Largemouth bass, bluegills and catfish remain fairly active on inland lakes, along with a good musky bite. However, mid-summer signals the peak of walleye fishing on Lake Erie. And this year the bite is incredible with limits for practically everyone…

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August 8, NW PA Fishing Report

Who saves fishing slows down in the middle of summer? Not in NW Pennsylvania. Walleye catches on Lake Erie continue to be off the charts. With river levels down, the smallmouth bite in flowing water are on track. The big bluegills are deep water and largemouth bass in the thick shallow weeds. Shenango Lake is…

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August 29, NW PA Fishing Report

As end of summer draws near, slight changes in the weather forecast the fall bite will be heating up in the not too distant future. But for the time being, area anglers are still enjoying excellent walleye fishing on Lake Erie, great hybrid striper bite at Shenango, busting bronzebacks on the Allegheny River, outstanding panfishing…

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September 12, NW PA Fishing Report

In NW PA right now we are in the middle of the September transition from summer to early fall. With all the unsettling weather – unseasonably hot, too much rain, and too much wind – the fish are as confused as the anglers. But fishermen do their best given the circumstances and the results are…

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September 26, NW PA Fishing Report

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…

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October 10, NW PA Fishing Report

NW PA anglers are still waiting on the cool down of lake and river water temperatures which trigger the fall feeding frenzies for several key fish species. In the meantime, the best inland bites appear to be the Allegheny River for smallmouth bass and Shenango Lake for bass, stripers and crappies. Steelhead are beginning to…

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January 18, NW PA Fishing Report

Repeated cycles of deep freeze followed by a thaw are playing heck with winter fishing opportunities in NW PA. The ice on several lakes is questionable for fishing while at the same time the Allegheny River, French Creek and Erie steelhead streams are blown out. But some diehard anglers are still out there. Check out…

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October 24, NW PA Fishing Report

Cooling water in late October brings a variety of fall action in NW PA, including the Erie steelhead run, smallmouth frenzy in rivers and lake, hybrid striper bite at Shenango, inland stream trout plus the anticipation of upcoming walleye and perch activity. Now is the time to Go Fish!  Read Online

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February 16, NW PA Fishing Report

Safe Ice: it came late to NW PA and looks like it’s leaving early. But WOW, did hardwater anglers have fun while it lasted. Check out the big toothy critters! Remember, these fish are in our lakes during the summer, too! As ice season slowly melts away, anglers are gearing up for open water. Bring…

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