August 17 issue of NW PA Fishing Report

It’s been a hot, dry summer in NW PA. The bite during the latter part of summer has been tough for most anglers, although there have been some shining moments. Lake Erie offshore fishing for walleye has been a banner year; many charter boats were filling boat limits in just a couple hours. The smallmouth...

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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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March 23 issue NW PA Fishing Report

The ice is all gone! Crappies, perch and bluegills are biting in the shallows. Pymatuning walleyes are up next. The early river smallmouth is on. Some aggressive steelheads still in tributaries. All is good. Go Fish! "Download Report"

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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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Dec 21 issue NW PA Fishing Report

Across NW PA, fishing has slowed down – except for action in the steelhead streams. Strong agreement that this is one of the best returns of steelhead in some years. If winter weather does hit too hard, tributaries should remain open for several more weeks. On inland rivers and lakes, fewer anglers are out right...

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Nov 24 issue NW PA Fishing Report

The great fall bite is on the downslide in NW PA as water temperatures dip into the mid-40s. Many species slow down once water temp reaches about 40 degrees. Still a variety of opportunities for several species this Holiday weekend. Check out the special Thanksgiving Fishing Forecast in this issue. "Download Report"

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November 10 issue NW PA Fishing Report

This time of fall is some of the best fishing of the entire year for big fish in NW PA. Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleyes, Crappies, Muskies, Northern Pike, Crappies and even Bluegills are putting on the feedbag. The big fish bite won’t last much longer – colder water temps are on the way. Check...

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NW PA Fishing Report Oct 27, 2021

An unusually warm and wet October has delayed significant cooling of inland lakes and Lake Erie. Regardless, of the weather, this has been one of the best steelhead fall seasons in years according to anglers and tackle shops. It also has been an amazing smallmouth bite on several area inland waters. With inland lake temps...

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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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September 22 issue of NW PA Fishing Report

This September 22nd issue of the NW PA Fishing Report welcomes the first day of calendar autumn. The cool down is on the way and will be felt big time by the weekend. Fishing wise, there are ample options, including the start of the Erie steelhead run now underway and a very strong flowing-water smallmouth...

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