The cold temps, snow, rain, wind and high water continued to plague NW PA into April. Most anglers decided it is too uncomfortable to be on the water. However, a handful of very hardcore fishermen have making make the best of it, hauling in yellow perch from Presque Isle Bay and walleyes at Pymatuning Lake. The high cold water in the streams has kept good numbers of steelheads in Erie tributaries longer than usual. A warmup is forecast for Thursday through Sunday – in time for opening weekend of regular trout season, but the long range continues to look iffy. The question “When will Spring-like weather arrive?” remains unanswered.

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