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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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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June 3 NW PA Fishing Report

It’s more like mid-July than the first of June here in NW PA. Could be a rough summer on anglers and on fish if we don’t get a cool down and some rain. On the plus side, walleyes are feeding up at Pymatuning and bluegills are on beds. Some nice stripers came from Shenango during...

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May 3 NW PA Fishing Report

From premature summer-like temperature the start of April that rocketed water temperatures upward to an unusually cold, wet, cloudy extended low by the end of April that caused a dramatic drop in water temperatures, this miserable weather has kept many anglers in dry quarters. Yet those who ventured out found some exciting fishing success from...

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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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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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