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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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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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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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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May 5 NW PA Fish Report

Unseasonable spring weather continues. As a result, fishing success continues its roller coaster ride. There are some very good bites happening right now – including smallmouth bass in Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie and hybrid stripers at Shenango Lake. But crappies are up and down from day to day. Walleye bite at Pymatuning in...

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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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