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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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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November 7th, NW PA Fishing Report

Fall fishing is peaking. The Lake Erie shoreline and tributaries are loaded with steelhead. Smallmouth bass and walleyes are feeding in the Allegheny and French Creek – but need some reduced flows to be able to fish. Shenango Lake continues to pump out black bass, white bass, crappies and hybrid stripers. Walleye bite posed to…

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March 28, NW PA Fishing Report

The calendar says spring but the weather says winter. Here in NW PA, we have experienced a re-freeze and a second ice-out this month, but there is no sustainable warming in the forecast. However, anglers are working hard to catch some fish, including yellow perch in Presque Isle Bay, steelheads in Erie Tributaries, smallmouth bass…

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April 11, NW PA Fishing Report

The cold temps, snow, rain, wind and high water continued to plague NW PA into April. Most anglers decided it is too uncomfortable to be on the water. However, a handful of very hardcore fishermen have making make the best of it, hauling in yellow perch from Presque Isle Bay and walleyes at Pymatuning Lake….

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April 25, NW PA Fishing Report

Even though the weather isn’t warming up much in NW PA, the fishing is getting hotter. Still steelhead in the Erie tributaries, strong walleye night bite at Pymatuning and smallmouth are smashing baits on the Allegheny – when the river isn’t blown out. Even better days are coming as lakes warm into the 60s come…

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May 9, NW PA Fishing Report

Literally overnight, spring finally arrive in NW Pennsylvania this past week. And with water temperature suddenly moving to 60 degrees, many species of fish have gone wild! Anglers are reporting impressive catches of crappies, perch, walleyes, bass, pike and white bass from inland lakes. The pre-spawn smallmouth bite at Presque Isle Bay and on the…

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May 25, NW PA Fishing Report

The hottest bites of the spring are happening this week in NW PA. Check out all the recent reports and photo catches – every species seems to be biting! Earlier this spring I said this was going to be the Year of the Crappie in NW PA and it is coming true! With the Memorial…

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