April issue of NW PA Fishing Report 4-12-24

It’s been a wild ride here in NW PA for the last six weeks with wide swings in the weather. At times, fishing has been very good for this early in the year, but then a dramatic change occurs with either sudden major drop in temperature or heavy, prolonged rainfall that floods area stream, lakes...

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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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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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June 3 NW PA Fishing Report

It’s more like mid-July than the first of June here in NW PA. Could be a rough summer on anglers and on fish if we don’t get a cool down and some rain. On the plus side, walleyes are feeding up at Pymatuning and bluegills are on beds. Some nice stripers came from Shenango during...

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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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