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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July 15, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

If it gets any hotter here in NW PA, you won’t need a grill or deep fryer to cook your catch. Don’t forget the sunscreen and face gaiter when you go out! Summer patterns established across the region. Lake Erie bite remains strong, but many species on inland waters have slowed down in part due…

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June 3, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

This is an exciting time to be on the water in NW Pennsylvania. Almost every fish species is either currently spawning or feeding heavily in relatively shallow water. Some monster fish are being taken. Don’t miss out on this exciting time – it only comes around once a year!   

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May 20, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

It’s beginning to feel like a lot like May! Inland lakes and rivers are finally reaching 60 degrees. Expect a lot of shallow water fishing action in this coming week for many species, especially for crappies. Dodge a few showers and GO FISH!     

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