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LAKE Erie

Lake Erie is Pennsylvania's most unique waterway, not only because of its size, but because of the abundance of gamefish. An average of 1.5 million fish are caught by anglers each year in the lake, Presque Isle Bay, and tributaries.

To many anglers Erie fishing means Steelhead, and for good reason, as the lake and its tributaries provide a world-class steelhead fishery (see listing of tributaries below). But, great fishing doesn't stop there; popular game fish species to target include Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Crappie and Bluegill. And let's not forgot that a lake this size allows for a myriad of boating opportunities as well. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring this GREAT lake with the links on this page.

Fishing regulations are in effect specifically for Lake Erie and tributaries.

Special boating regulations are in effect for Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay.

Locate Steelhead destinations on our map of Erie Fishing Easements.

Locate Lake Erie commercial trap net locations (Don't Get Trapped informational brochure).

Lake Erie Tributaries

Feature Articles from Pa Angler & Boater magazine

Family Fishing in Erie 
Lake Erie Brown Trout Program is Progressing
Lake Erie Surprises
Lake Erie Yellow Perch
Lake Erie's Amazing Perch Fishing
Lake Erie, PA's Great Lake
Paddle a Loop Around Presque Isle Bay
Steelhead Techniques for Lake Erie Tributaries
Targeting Lake Erie's Near Shore Fall Lake Trout

Fisheries Management

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