Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Nov. 9, 2018

Boaters are reminded that anyone in a kayak, canoe, or vessel less than 16 feet long on Pennsylvania waters is required to wear a personal flotation device from Nov. 1 to April 30. Fall trout stockings were conducted in recent weeks at select fisheries across the commonwealth.  For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers fishing wild trout streams are reminded that…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 12, 2018

Anglers are reminded that fall trout stockings are underway on select fisheries across the state.  For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com  NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie — This past summer’s hot walleye bite continued through late September with catches coming on crawler harnesses and spoons in melon, copper, and purple-black colors in various depths from 50 to 78 feet. Anglers were also…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Aug. 31, 2018

NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie — Banner catches of walleyes continued in recent weeks. The walleye bite is still going on. Limits in mid-August were reported in 60 to 64 feet, although some anglers were doing well shallower and deeper. All manner of presentations were effective, including spoons, harnesses, crankbaits, and stickbaits, with bright colors working on sunny days and darker…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Aug. 3, 2018

NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie — The walleye bite remained outstanding through mid-July in various depths to 40 feet or deeper. Stickbaits off mini boards and dipsy divers were effective, as were single- or double-bladed crawler harnesses. Some anglers were drift-fishing for walleyes. Some yellow perch were reported but the bite this summer has been disappointing overall. Kahle Lake (Clarion County)…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – May 11, 2018

Anglers are reminded that walleye season opened May 5, while catch-and-immediate-release of bass is in effect through June 15.  The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued to perform in-season trout stockings in recent weeks. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.  Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay, tributaries (Erie County) — Perch were hitting in the deeper waters of the bay in late…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – April 27, 2018

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is performing in-season stockings. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.  Boaters are reminded that they are required to wear a life jacket when in a boat up to 16 feet long and in all canoes and kayaks through April 30.  Walleyes are out of season through May 5, and bass regulations mandate catch-and-immediate-release through June…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – March 2, 2018

Anglers are reminded that, with the exception of Keystone Select Trout Waters Program/Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only sections, stocked trout streams close to fishing on March 1. Some lakes are open to trout-fishing yearround. For more, visit www.fishandboat.com. The statewide opening day of trout season is slated for April 14, while the regional opening day in several southeastern counties is…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Feb. 16, 2018

While ice angling continued on some fisheries around the state, as of Feb. 1 veering temperatures, wind, rain and snow made many lakes unfishable, with large areas of open water or open water around the shorelines. Closer to this issue’s deadline, however, conditions stabilized. Anglers are advised to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto frozen surfaces. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Feb. 2, 2018

Wildly veering weather wreaked havoc with fisheries, putting them through freeze-thaw cycles through mid-January, when near-record cold gave way to air temperatures near 50. Anglers are advised to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto frozen surfaces and to practice safety measures, such as those that can be found at www.fishandboat.com NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) —Poor Richard’s Bait…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Jan. 19, 2018

Near-record breaking cold with sub-zero wind-chill factors dominated Pennsylvania at the beginning of 2018, and 5-plus feet of snow blanketed Erie in late December. With severe weather advisories issued in many counties through at least Jan. 6, ice-fishing pressure varied among fisheries across the state. Ice anglers are advised to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto frozen surfaces. NORTHWEST REGION…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 22, 2017

Rifle deer season in early December made for scant fishing activity throughout the state. In anticipation of ice fishing season, trout stockings by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission were slated for recent weeks at a limited number of fisheries across the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Boaters are reminded that now until April 30, anyone on a boat…

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)….