July 15, 2002 NW PA Fishing Report

Summer fishing is in full swing. Summer means a shift to deeper water for some species. A little more work may be required to locate and entice fish to bite. But there is still plenty of opportunities in NW Pennsylvania during the summer, including offshore trolling on Lake Erie for walleyes, river and stream fishing...

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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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June 8, 2002 NW PA Fishing Report

Weather this week in NW PA is most pleasant – not too hot, not too cold, not too windy. And many desired species are still in shallow water on inland lakes. It’s the perfect time to go fishing! On Lake Erie, local ‘eyes are moving to deeper water; western basin fish have not yet arrived....

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May 25 issue of NW PA Fishing Report

I’ve cannot recall the day-to-day temperature change as dramatically during May. No spring showers. Instead, intense rain and wind storms Water temperature in lakes and rivers have been on yo-yo string. Much disruption for bedding bass; hopefully all is not lost. Although it looks like warm temperatures for the Memorial Day weekend, the risks of...

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April 27, 2022 NW PA Fishing Report

There is warmer weather about, but it doesn’t want to stick around. Three days of 80 degrees now followed by snow flurries tomorrow. That’s the up and down spring we’ve been enjoying. Fortunately, the fish are eating during those warmer days and just before a new cold front hit. Check out the Fishing Report for...

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April 13 issue NW PA Fishing Report

It’s been a wet, windy, cold start to spring. But it looks the weather will be improving some over the next week. Plenty of opportunities to fish in NW PA including crappie, walleye (Pymatuning only), yellow perch and inland trout. Musky, bluegill and bass about to kick in. And due to the prolonged cold, steelhead...

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Jan 26 issue NW PA Fishing Report

Serious winter weather has arrived in NW Pennsylvania. For the ice addicts who have been biting their fingernails waiting for hardwater – it’s here! Allegheny River, French Creek, Erie tributaries are locked up with ice and pretty much out of play until a winter thaw. There is fishable ice on some section of practically every...

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October 6th issue of NW PA Fishing Report

October brings cooler water temperatures, which in turn triggers many gamefish to begin feeding more aggressively before the big chill. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappies, yellow perch, muskies and walleyes are becoming more active inland waters through the region. The bite for these fish should pick up through October. Erie steelhead in process of making...

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August 25 NW PA Fishing Report

Late summer has turned into an unseasonable heat wave. Stormy weather has upset the walleye fishing on Erie in the short run, but it should come back in a few days. Only a few anglers feel like going out on the water during mid-day. The only species that seem to be digging this weather are...

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