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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April 27, 2022 NW PA Fishing Report

There is warmer weather about, but it doesn’t want to stick around. Three days of 80 degrees now followed by snow flurries tomorrow. That’s the up and down spring we’ve been enjoying. Fortunately, the fish are eating during those warmer days and just before a new cold front hit. Check out the Fishing Report for...

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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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August 11, 2021 NW PA Fishing Report

Dog Days of Summer are limiting success for many anglers. It’s a time to choose carefully where you decide to fish and what you decide to go after. Check out this issue of NW PA Fishing Report for some guidance on where the fish are being caught. "Download Report"

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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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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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March 17 NW PA Fish Report

The ice is gone! We can fish open water! However, with a slightly early than normal ice out, it seems some of the expected ice-out bites are a little slow. I think by this weekend – First Day of Spring – or the latest early next week, angler should be experiencing better bites. Nonetheless, this...

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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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