Lake Erie tributaries — Low, clear water was reported as of Dec. 8, and anglers were catching steelhead in lower Walnut and Elk creeks. A spate of mild weather the previous week brought fresh fish into the creeks. Minnows and single eggs were effective, while fly-anglers were doing well on blood dots, sucker spawn in pastel colors, and wooly buggers and other minnow patterns in black and white. The fresh fish were in the lower reaches of the creeks, while older fish were in mid- to upper Elk.
Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — No ice had formed as of Dec. 8.
East Basin, West Basin ponds (Erie County) — Trout stockings were slated for Dec. 17.
Lake Pleasant (Erie County) — A trout stocking was slated for Dec. 17 on this 25-acre natural lake.
Upper Gravel Pit (Erie County) — A trout stocking was slated for Dec. 17.
Chapman Dam Reservoir (Warren County) — A trout stocking was slated for Dec. 16.
French Creek (Erie, Venango, Crawford, Mercer counties) — Legal-size walleyes were hitting bucktail jigs through Dec. 8.
Pymatuning Reservoir (Crawford County) — As of Dec. 8, anglers were ice fishing the deep water off the Jamestown docks. Ice was too thin to support anglers, so they broke holes in the ice and caught crappies, perch and bluegills while standing on the docks. No walleyes were reported.
Allegheny River (Venango County) — Water was chunked up with ice and no anglers were spotted through Dec. 8.
Justus Lake (aka Two Mile Run Reservoir) (Venango County) — A trout stocking was slated for Dec. 18.
Cloe Lake (Jefferson County) — A trout stocking was slated for Dec. 11.