July 1, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

Summer fishing patterns are in full swing as we go into the July 4th Holiday weekend. Stripers, walleyes, bass, catfish -it’s all happening. Check out which waters currently are providing the best opportunities for particular species. Don’t want to fish among the holiday weekend crowds? Check out the Gamma Tip page for suggestions on some...

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June 17, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

As we approach the official first week of summer, fish-catching remains strong in NW Pennsylvania. Lots of action on inland lakes for crappies, bluegills, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleyes, catfish, white bass and hybrid stripers. The walleye fishing on Lake Erie is firing up for the summer and early schools from the Central & Western…

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June 3, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

This is an exciting time to be on the water in NW Pennsylvania. Almost every fish species is either currently spawning or feeding heavily in relatively shallow water. Some monster fish are being taken. Don’t miss out on this exciting time – it only comes around once a year!   

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May 20, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

It’s beginning to feel like a lot like May! Inland lakes and rivers are finally reaching 60 degrees. Expect a lot of shallow water fishing action in this coming week for many species, especially for crappies. Dodge a few showers and GO FISH!     

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May 6, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

In NW PA, the month of May means lots of fishing action happening. Check the Report for what’s been hot this past week and what the prospects are for next couple weeks. This issue includes a special photo page of the musky mania going on at Pymatuning as well as tips from anglers on catching...

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April 22, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

Our cold wet April continues in NW PA with only an occasional brief warm up between snowy cold fronts. Fish shut down when water temp drops, but then things go crazy when we get a couple warm days back to back. Check out what’s hitting locally and take advantage of the good days. Read Online

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March 20, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

With warmer-than-usual late winter weather, it may feel like spring is behind schedule because we can’t get out of the 30s and 40s. Actually, we are a tad ahead of schedule when you compare past fishing logs. We are on the cusp of fantastic spring fishing for warmwater species in NW PA. If the forecast…

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February 26, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

Winter is waning and Spring is just weeks away. With mild winter in region, steelhead fishing and Allegheny River fishing has been very good. Ice fishing not so great. Might be the last slug of really cold weather this week to reinforce ice on smaller lakes to give hardwater anglers one last shot. Check it…

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January 24, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

Steelhead fishing on Erie tributaries is the hottest game in town this week. Newly forming ice cover on lakes is not entirely “safe” as of this Fishing Report but should thicken on many lakes to a “safe” fishing platform if another warming spell does not move in.  Read Online

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April 9, NW PA Fishing Report

Here in Pennsylvania, we are still able to fish through the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order since fishing is viewed as an approved outdoor activity and chance to gather food. But there are guidelines anglers are expected to follow; details in this Report. It’s a good thing we can fish because the spring bite is in full…

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