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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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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July 14 NW PA Fish Report

The Erie walleye bite is on strong – if you can dodge the storms to get out for few hours. On inland waters, bluegills, catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and hybrid stripers have been supplying the action in area lakes and rivers. However, with heavy rain of the last couple days, the Allegheny, French Creek,...

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June 30 NW PA Fish Report

Summer is here and fish are transitioning to summer foraging areas. Depending on the species you desire, that are a variety of angling options. Some of the hot bites right now are offshore walleye on Lake Erie, smallmouth bass in Lake Erie, smallmouth bite in rivers/creeks, walleye at Pymatuning, crappies at Shenango Lake and catfish...

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April 21 NW PA Fish Report

April is a time of weather extremes and those cold extremes can shut down shallow water springtime fish species. Fishing success can be impressive during warming trends, only to go into a downward spiral with the next cold front. Pymatuning Lake, Shenango Lake and Allegheny River have seen hot bites go up and down the...

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March 17 NW PA Fish Report

The ice is gone! We can fish open water! However, with a slightly early than normal ice out, it seems some of the expected ice-out bites are a little slow. I think by this weekend – First Day of Spring – or the latest early next week, angler should be experiencing better bites. Nonetheless, this...

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Jan 22 NW PA Fish Report

Mid-winter in NW Pennsylvania. Over last couple weeks, only a couple small lakes had sufficient ice for ice fishing activities. But with extended cold spell upon us, sometime in the next week the ice should be of sufficient thickness to support hardwater group fishing activities on more for lakes. However, the extended cold will freeze...

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Oct 21 issue of NW PA Fishing

Fall is in full swing. Leaves are falling from the trees, water temperature is dropping into the 50s and the fish are biting. The weather forecast calls for rain all next week, so we will even have steelhead moving up the Erie tributaries in good numbers. Get off the sofa and Go Fish before it...

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October 7th issue of NW PA Fishing Report

With the arrival of October to NW PA and a cool down on area waters, big fish are on the fall feed. Which means a Fall Frenzy Fishing for anglers, regardless which species interests you the most. Erie steelhead are stuck in low in the tributaries waiting on rain to bring the stream level up....

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September 23, 2020 issue of the NW PA Fishing Report

NW PA is in the midst of seasonal change from late summer to fall. Several fish species are on the move to different locations as baitfish shift to fall mode. Fishing success is most often mixed – good one day, not so good the next – especially with severe cold fronts hitting the region. Erie...

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