Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

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…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – November 18th, 2016

Trout stockings continued this month at select waters across the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com Anglers fishing streams with natural reproduction of brown and brook trout are urged to avoid disturbing spawning beds. Boaters are reminded that from Nov. 1 through April 30, they are required to wear life jackets in vessels less than 16 feet in length and…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – September 23rd, 2016

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission fall trout stockings soon will get underway at select fisheries statewide. For a schedule, visit www.fishand boat.com NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie (Erie County) — Lake water was still very warm as of Sept. 10, and tributaries were low and clear. A few pre-dawn anglers were catching the occasional steelhead at the lake shore, and walleye…