August 4th NW PA Fishing Report

The extreme heat wave we are facing this summer is certainly having an impact on both fish and fisherpersons. Although the number of anglers this past month is down according to local tackle shops, those who are willing to suffer through the heat are catching some fish. Often some really big fish. And some unusual...

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June 3 NW PA Fishing Report

It’s more like mid-July than the first of June here in NW PA. Could be a rough summer on anglers and on fish if we don’t get a cool down and some rain. On the plus side, walleyes are feeding up at Pymatuning and bluegills are on beds. Some nice stripers came from Shenango during...

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May 3 NW PA Fishing Report

From premature summer-like temperature the start of April that rocketed water temperatures upward to an unusually cold, wet, cloudy extended low by the end of April that caused a dramatic drop in water temperatures, this miserable weather has kept many anglers in dry quarters. Yet those who ventured out found some exciting fishing success from...

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February 2 Fishing Report

No ice this past month, but exceptional steelhead fishing – one of the best season for numbers of big fish that anyone can recall. River walleye bite has been good to. And a small handful of anglers have been catching very nice brown trout from inland streams. Looks like ice will return with the approaching...

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Nov 18th NW PA Fishing Report Copy

With recent cold snap, water temperatures in NW PA have finally dropped into the upper 40s. Fishing for certain species will pick up for several weeks (until temp hits about 40) if you take the cold. Jigging style presentations for smallmouth bass, crappies, yellow perch, and walleyes in lakes and rivers, as well as lake...

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December 16th issue NW PA Fishing Report

Open water fishing opportunities are about to disappear quickly given the weather forecast for coming ten days. Likely by Christmas, only the Allegheny River, French Creek, Shenango River, inland trout streams and Lake Erie tributaries will have open water. (Lake Eire, too, but no one will be going out.) It is possible anglers will be...

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Nov 18th NW PA Fishing Report

With recent cold snap, water temperatures in NW PA have finally dropped into the upper 40s. Fishing for certain species will pick up for several weeks (until temp hits about 40) if you take the cold. Jigging style presentations for smallmouth bass, crappies, yellow perch, and walleyes in lakes and rivers, as well as lake...

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Sept 22 NW PA Fishing Report

The official arrival of fall in NW Pennsylvania actually coincides nicely with initial cooling of area waters. The cooling temperatures launches improved fish feeding activity for most species. As the water temperature drops out of the 70s and falls through the 60s and 50s to the mid-40s over the 2-1/2 months, some of the best...

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June 22, 2002 NW PA Fishing Report

Summer has arrived, and with it more heat. However, there is still some good shallow water action on inland lakes for perhaps another week or so. Also, scattered walleye schools are recovering from the big blow on Erie this past weekend, and anglers should locate them quickly. Still, lots of catching coming up for summer...

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