May issue of NW PA Fishing Report 5-13-24

It continues to be a wet, stormy, overcast spring for the most part with only scattered days of warmth and sun. Normal fishing patterns have been upset somewhat this spring, but hopefully going into the second week of May, the weather and water conditions will normalize somewhat. Right now the hot bites are crappies, smallmouth...

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April issue of NW PA Fishing Report 4-12-24

It’s been a wild ride here in NW PA for the last six weeks with wide swings in the weather. At times, fishing has been very good for this early in the year, but then a dramatic change occurs with either sudden major drop in temperature or heavy, prolonged rainfall that floods area stream, lakes...

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Feb 16th issue of NW PA Fishing Report

Another record-setting winter for overall warm temperatures in NW PA. Ice cover came on late as result of a short extreme cold snap in early January. But safe ice lasted only about one week. The result of the late January thaw flushed the steelhead creeks, opened the Allegheny and melted all ice on lakes. Anglers...

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December 15th issue of the NW PA Fishing Report

The weather remains unusually mild for mid-December in NW PA. Water is chilled, but no sign of ice, and very little rain or snow in forecast. Lots of steelhead in the Erie tributaries, but the flow is low and clear making strikes few and far between for most. Perch catches are decent in Presque Isle...

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October 15 issue of NW PA Fishing Report

It feels like fall in Northwest PA, and the fish know it. So far in October, it has been an absolute awesome smallmouth bite on the Allegheny River, French Creek, Shenango Lake/Shenango River and other inland lakes. Up Lake Erie way, steelhead are staged at creek mouths and slightly upstream waiting on a good rainfall...

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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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