2019 Fishing Reports

February 20th NW PA Fishing Report

It’s the February mix (or mess) in NW PA fishing scene: steelhead here and there, some walleye catches in flowing water, perch and crappies on the ice. With a warmer than normal winter splatted with streaks of extreme cold, ice fishing has been “iffy” all month but hardwater fanatics find places to fish. But some anglers are hoping a very warm weekend coming up will wipe out the ice so they can boats ready – they remember that’s what the Groundhog said. But I think loss of ice on lakes is premature, although creeks and rivers will likely open. Feels like the countdown to the First Day of Spring is picking up speed.

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January 30th NW PA Fishing Report

With severe cold temps moving into the region this past week, ice fishing season as arrived in NW PA. Most area lakes now have “safe” ice. Several major ice fishing tournaments will be held through February. The Allegheny River, French Creek and the Erie tributaries streams are frozen up. For now, ice fishing is the only game in town.

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