Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

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…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 29th, 2016

Boaters are reminded that operators of personal watercraft, regardless of age, need to have a boating safety education certificate in their possession, and that those boaters born after Jan. 1, 1982, must possess a boating safety education certificate to operate a boat with a motor greater than 25 horsepower. A complete list of boating regulation can be found at http://fishandboat.com/bookboat.htm…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 1, 2016

The year’s second Fish for Free Day is slated for July 4. The event allows folks to fish without having to purchase a Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission license, and is directed, in particular, to prospective new anglers. The commission also is sponsoring fishing festivals around the state this summer that include instructional opportunities for newcomers to the sport. For…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Allegheny River (Allegheny County) — Walleyes were reported around the mouth of Deer Creek, although many fish were sub-legal. Soft plastics and live bait were productive. Deer Creek (Allegheny County) —Numbers of trout were released on a variety of presentations, from live bait to artificials, in recent weeks.  Lake Wilma (Greene County) — Trout were reported on spinners and garlic-scented…

South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) — As of May 21, TCO Fly Shop reported great color and heavy sulphur hatches in 50-degree water temperatures. Nymphing was consistent during daytime hours. The surface bite was typically in the evening. Besides sulphurs (14-16), blue-winged olives (18-22), tan caddis (14-16) and midges (20-24) were hatching. Susquehanna River — Koinonia Guide Service reported May…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Susquehanna River (Luzerne, Columbia counties) — Rainfall caused high, muddy conditions in mid-May and made for light angling pressure and few reports on smallmouth bass and walleyes. The confluences with creeks offered a little clearer water.   Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Striped bass and brown trout were hitting mid-May for anglers slow-trolling live bait in deep water.  Belmont Lake…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Brady’s Run Lake, South Branch of Brady’s Run (Beaver County) — Anglers were catching trout, with limits reported on green and chartreuse pastebaits or on spinners or minnows, drifted.  Beaver River, Ohio River — Releases of walleyes and catfish were reported. Muskies and northern pike were reported at the Townsend Dam in New Brighton.  Keystone Lake (Armstrong County) — Muskies…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Spring Creek (Centre County) — TCO Fly Shop reported sulphurs (14-16) were hatching as of May 5. Blue-winged olives were appearing mid-afternoon. Water was up from rainfall, and fish were feeding best in broken water. The trout bite was steady, with dry flies producing during the sulphur hatches, and nymphing and streamers effective in off-color conditions. Besides sulphurs and blue-winged…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — Trout were reported on rainbow-colored pastebait and pinhead minnows.  Roaring Brook (Lackawanna County) — Spinners and pinhead minnows were catching trout in recent weeks. Loyalsock Creek (Sullivan, Lycoming counties) — Trout were reported on live baits, such as butter worms and waxworms. Hendricksons worked for one fly-angler. Delaware River (Monroe County) — Shad were running…