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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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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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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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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