Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Nov. 24, 2017

The mandatory cold weather life jacket regulation is now in effect through April 30, requiring boaters in canoes, kayak, paddleboards, and all watercraft less than 16 feet long to wear a PFD. For more, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are advised that, with native brook trout now spawning, they should tread carefully when fishing wild trout streams to avoid disturbing redds (nests)….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 27, 2017

Fall trout stockings continued this month, although some were postponed during spates of unseasonably warm weather. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are urged to take extra care on wild trout streams to avoid disturbing brook and brown trout redds. Boaters are reminded that the mandatory cold weather PFD requirement takes effect Nov. 1 and continues through April 30. Boaters…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 13, 2017

Anglers are urged to exercise care when wading streams containing wild brown and native brook trout because they have begun their annual spawning ritual. Anglers should avoid stepping on redds (nests) or stressing spawning trout by fishing over them. Streams and lakes are being stocked at this time of year. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com NORTHEAST REGION Lake Erie — The…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 26, 2017

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued in-season trout stockings at fisheries across the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com Walleye season opened May 6, but catch-and-immediate-release of bass remains in effect through June 16. Lake Erie — Poor Richard’s Bait and Tackle reported May 12 that smallmouth fishing was good as conditions allowed. Lake trout up to 21-plus pounds…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 12, 2017

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued in-season trout stockings in recent weeks. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are reminded that walleye season opened May 6. The catch-and-immediate-release of bass season is in effect through June 16, and anglers are urged to refrain from targeting spawning beds. The Fish & Boat Commission has scheduled family- and women-only fishing activities…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 28, 2017

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is performing in-season trout stockings throughout the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are reminded that walleye season is now closed until May 6, and catch-and-immediate-release of bass is in effect through June 16. NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Yellow perch were hitting along the bayfront, and anglers were having…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report — Feb. 17, 2017

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has begun its seasonal trout stockings in streams and lakes across the commonwealth. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Boaters are reminded that mandatory cold-weather life-jacket regulations remain in effect through April 30, requiring boaters to wear life jackets when in a vessels under 16 feet in length and in all canoes and kayaks. NORTHWEST…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report — Feb. 3, 2017

Wildly veering temperatures and rainfall wreaked havoc with ice, making many lakes unfishable in recent weeks, as hard surfaces deteriorated and water levels rose. Winter trout stockings have been performed on select fisheries around the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are reminded that basic boating classes are now being scheduled around the state. For more, visit www.fishandboat.com NORTHWEST…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – January 6th, 2017

The following reports reflect open-water angling. Frigid weather had just moved into the state as the reports were being compiled and most lakes had only skim ice. In anticipation of hard-water angling, anglers are advised to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto frozen surfaces. For additional information, visit www.fishandboat.com This same site also includes the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – December 16th, 2016

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is performing winter trout stockings at select fisheries across the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Boaters are reminded that they are required to wear life jackets when in vessels of 16 feet or less and in all canoes and kayaks from now through April. NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) —Reports on…