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REGION COUNTIES -- Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren (County Guide)

NOVEMBER 24, 2020

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Clarion County
Kahle Lake
Anglers are catching some Bluegill and Yellow Perch.
Lower Clarion River
Anglers are catching some nice Muskellunge and Walleye near the confluence with the Allegheny River.
Allegheny River
Anglers are catching a few Walleye between Emlenton and Parker.

Erie County
Area Steelhead Tributaries
Depending on conditions, anglers are catching Steelhead on a variety of flies, single eggs, minnows, and nightcrawlers. When the water is low and clear, try using a more natural presentation with light 4-pound test line.
Lake Erie
Anglers are catching Lake Trout off North East Marina and Shades Beach in about 17-20 feet of water. Anglers are using shiny chatterbaits, bucktail jigs, and blade baits to catch these big Lakers. 

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Central Erie County 

Sarah Knisely Elk Creek Steelhead.jpg

Sarah Knisely recently caught her first Steelhead, and it was a real beauty!  
Sarah caught the Steelhead on an egg-fly while fishing Elk Creek 

Erie tributary streams have plenty of Steelhead in them for anglers to enjoy. Keep wishing for rain and it will continue to improve. The smaller the presentation and lighter the line will improve your success greatly. Casting from shore around the creek mouths has also been very good for anglers.  

Please remember that ALL Erie streams are closed to fishing from 10PM to 5AM with the exception of the  following two areas. You can fish Walnut Creek from the Manchester Road Bridge to the lake and Elk Creek from the Rt. 5 Bridge to the lake.  

When fishing the Lake Erie shoreline, anglers must be 50 yards (not 50 feet) from the mouths of Trout Run and Godfrey Run from 10PM to 5AM.  

Some anglers have been taking boats on Lake Erie and trolling the mouths as well. Please keep in mind the weather and the wind. 

Presque Isle Bay fishing is good from shore for panfish right now. 

Reports compiled by Chad Foster (, NW/SW Region Outreach and Education Coordinator, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.