June 22, 2002 NW PA Fishing Report

Summer has arrived, and with it more heat. However, there is still some good shallow water action on inland lakes for perhaps another week or so. Also, scattered walleye schools are recovering from the big blow on Erie this past weekend, and anglers should locate them quickly. Still, lots of catching coming up for summer...

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June 8, 2002 NW PA Fishing Report

Weather this week in NW PA is most pleasant – not too hot, not too cold, not too windy. And many desired species are still in shallow water on inland lakes. It’s the perfect time to go fishing! On Lake Erie, local ‘eyes are moving to deeper water; western basin fish have not yet arrived....

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May 25 issue of NW PA Fishing Report

I’ve cannot recall the day-to-day temperature change as dramatically during May. No spring showers. Instead, intense rain and wind storms Water temperature in lakes and rivers have been on yo-yo string. Much disruption for bedding bass; hopefully all is not lost. Although it looks like warm temperatures for the Memorial Day weekend, the risks of...

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May 11 issue of NW PA Fishing Report

Fishing for the widest variety of fish in relatively shallow water doesn’t get any better in northwest Pennsylvania than the month of May. Currently there is action aplenty on smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, muskellunge, crappies, yellow perch, stream trout, inland walleye, Erie shoreline walleye and white bass. Any day, hybrid stripers will kick...

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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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NW PA Fishing Report Oct 27, 2021

An unusually warm and wet October has delayed significant cooling of inland lakes and Lake Erie. Regardless, of the weather, this has been one of the best steelhead fall seasons in years according to anglers and tackle shops. It also has been an amazing smallmouth bite on several area inland waters. With inland lake temps...

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October 6th issue of NW PA Fishing Report

October brings cooler water temperatures, which in turn triggers many gamefish to begin feeding more aggressively before the big chill. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappies, yellow perch, muskies and walleyes are becoming more active inland waters through the region. The bite for these fish should pick up through October. Erie steelhead in process of making...

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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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