2019 Fishing Reports

August 7th NW PA Fishing Report

Don’t let the Dog Days of Summer fool you. There is plenty of good fishing opportunities right now in NW Pennsylvania. Yes, the Erie walleye bite continues strong – although the fish are moving about a bit those easy limits are still a daily happening. The Allegheny River and French Creek look in prime shape for summer smallmouth. On inland reservoirs and natural lakes of the region, the talk is about bluegills, catfish, largemouth bass, muskies and Shenango’s hybrid stripers. The hottest crappie bite appears to be Lake Wilhelm and the best perch bite at Pymatuning.

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July 24th NW PA Fishing Report

It’s beginning to feel a lot more like a normal summer. Let’s hope it continues so everyone can get back out fishing. The walleye fishing on Erie remains off the charts. If the weather allows you to get out, it’s almost a guarantee to limit out with walleye within a couple hours on the big water. And there are ‘eyes still shallow as well as deep. On inland waters, the best bites seem to be largemouth bass in lakes, bluegills and bowfin. Flowing water smallmouths are in recovery stage after all the high, dirty water. Check the report for more information.

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July 10th NW PA Fishing Report

Middle of summer means some major shifts in where to fish and what you might expect to catch. The walleye bite on Erie is insane and limit catches are expected to continue when weather allows anglers to get out. Largemouth bass fishing on inland lakes is hot. Catfish are a significant part of many angler’s catch during this time. Bluegill fishing is great if you pick the right lake. And with all the rain and high water of May and June, stream trout fishing is still in the picture. Check the Fishing Report for details.

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June 26th NW PA Fishing Report

When will the monsoon season in western Pennsylvania come to an end? Storm after storm has disrupted spring fishing since mid-May. And the rain and thunderstorms keep coming. Still there’s some impressive catches being made by anglers during the few days that the wind and rain have been at bay. Check out this issue of the NW PA Fishing Report for where and what anglers have been catching, and don’t forget to look at the Fishing Forecast page to help you plan for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday week.

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