Feb 12 NW PA Fish Report

With less than six weeks until the first day of spring, Ice Fishing in NW PA is finally I full swing. And looking at the long-range forecast, it appears they will be ice fishing right through mid-March. Steelhead streams are frozen, and both the Allegheny River and French Creek are chunked up with ice. Ice...

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Jan 22 NW PA Fish Report

Mid-winter in NW Pennsylvania. Over last couple weeks, only a couple small lakes had sufficient ice for ice fishing activities. But with extended cold spell upon us, sometime in the next week the ice should be of sufficient thickness to support hardwater group fishing activities on more for lakes. However, the extended cold will freeze...

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Dec 14 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 18 issue of NW PA Fishing

Snow flurries in NW PA this week provide us notice of the coming winter, and perhaps, just perhaps, a solid ice fishing season. In the meantime, Erie tributaries are filled with steelhead, with numbers higher than have been seen in recent years. However, stream flows are up and down, and so it the bite. Lake...

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October 7th issue of NW PA Fishing Report

With the arrival of October to NW PA and a cool down on area waters, big fish are on the fall feed. Which means a Fall Frenzy Fishing for anglers, regardless which species interests you the most. Erie steelhead are stuck in low in the tributaries waiting on rain to bring the stream level up....

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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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September 2, 2020 issue of the NW PA Fishing Report

Summer is on the way out and fall is on the way in. Fish patterns will be changing soon. Transition season is usually a tough bite, but not if you make the right choice. If you are looking for action this coming Labor Day weekend, consider Erie walleye fishing (if seas are calm), Allegheny River...

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August 19, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

There was a time that August was referred to as the Dog Days of fishing because anglers struggled to catch anything other than catfish. But if you check out this issue of the NW PA Fishing Report, you will discover that anglers who work a little harder at this time of year will be rewarded….

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August 5, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

With the arrival of late summer, most fish species are set up in patterns that will last for several weeks until the water temperature begins to very gradually cool off. It’s the time year you’ve got to fish a little harder because there is an abundance of prey for the predators. Early and late in…

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July 1, 2020 NW PA Fishing Report

Summer fishing patterns are in full swing as we go into the July 4th Holiday weekend. Stripers, walleyes, bass, catfish -it’s all happening. Check out which waters currently are providing the best opportunities for particular species. Don’t want to fish among the holiday weekend crowds? Check out the Gamma Tip page for suggestions on some...

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