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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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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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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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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