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 8 NW PA Fishing Report

The air conditioning isn’t running constantly all day. It was so cool in the mornings this past week I had to pull on jeans instead of shorts. The last couple fronts can properly be called cold fronts. Water temperature in area lakes has fallen out of the 80s into the high 70s. The summer season...

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August 11, 2021 NW PA Fishing Report

Dog Days of Summer are limiting success for many anglers. It’s a time to choose carefully where you decide to fish and what you decide to go after. Check out this issue of NW PA Fishing Report for some guidance on where the fish are being caught. "Download Report"

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July 28 NW PA Fishing Report

The Lake Erie walleye bite is exceptionally good right now with lots of eating-size fish; this should continue through August. Inland bodies of water are receding except for a couple flood control impoundments. In addition to the Erie walleye bite, the hottest inland lake this summer is Shenango Lake – still high with only one...

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June 16 NW PA Fish Report

Summer officially arrives this weekend. Too often inexperienced anglers think the good fishing is over with arrival of summer. Not so. Many gamefish and panfish species are still feeding relatively shallow in NW PA, with anglers still making remarkable catches. And don’t give up when real summer heat forces many species deeper – just follow...

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May 26 NW PA Fish Report

Following weeks of up and down weather, the heat has finally arrived in NW PA. The shallows of inland lakes are packed with a variety of active gamefish and panfish. But the region is in need of rain, and a bit of cool down would be in line also…almost too hot for this time of...

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April 7 NW PA Fish Report

The spring bite is full on in NW PA. It’s been a roller coaster ride with the weather the last couple weeks, but hopefully the last of the snow is behind us, and water temperatures can climb upward. Just about every species is active at this point so there is something biting to interest everyone...

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Nov 18 issue of NW PA Fishing

Snow flurries in NW PA this week provide us notice of the coming winter, and perhaps, just perhaps, a solid ice fishing season. In the meantime, Erie tributaries are filled with steelhead, with numbers higher than have been seen in recent years. However, stream flows are up and down, and so it the bite. Lake...

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September 2, 2020 issue of the NW PA Fishing Report

Summer is on the way out and fall is on the way in. Fish patterns will be changing soon. Transition season is usually a tough bite, but not if you make the right choice. If you are looking for action this coming Labor Day weekend, consider Erie walleye fishing (if seas are calm), Allegheny River...

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August 19, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

There was a time that August was referred to as the Dog Days of fishing because anglers struggled to catch anything other than catfish. But if you check out this issue of the NW PA Fishing Report, you will discover that anglers who work a little harder at this time of year will be rewarded….

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