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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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 6 NW PA Fishing Report

Spring is finally breaking through in NW PA. Everything is happening…early spring walleye bite in full swing at Pymatuning, crappies and perch hitting in the shallows of many lakes, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass are putting on the feedbag on inland lakes, muskies are on the prowl as they prepare for spawning, and stocked trout...

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February 2 Fishing Report

No ice this past month, but exceptional steelhead fishing – one of the best season for numbers of big fish that anyone can recall. River walleye bite has been good to. And a small handful of anglers have been catching very nice brown trout from inland streams. Looks like ice will return with the approaching...

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Nov 18th NW PA Fishing Report Copy

With recent cold snap, water temperatures in NW PA have finally dropped into the upper 40s. Fishing for certain species will pick up for several weeks (until temp hits about 40) if you take the cold. Jigging style presentations for smallmouth bass, crappies, yellow perch, and walleyes in lakes and rivers, as well as lake...

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