NW REGION REPORTS
REGION COUNTIES -- Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren (County Guide)
JANUARY 22, 2020
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Ice fishing has been non-existent so far this year, due to the exceptionally warm weather we have been experiencing. A few anglers have been taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to venture out and fish. Anglers are catching crappie and Yellow Perch. A reminder that Shenango Reservoir is now designated as a Panfish Enhancement Lake. Crappie must be 9 inches to harvest and the creel limit went from 50 to 20.
The Shenango River fish consumption advisory is still in effect until further notice.
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass around Betts Park by the Route 6 bridge. Anglers are catching Muskellunge around the Buckaloons area. Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass near the Tidioute PFBC Access Area Smallmouth Bass by using grubs as bait.
JANUARY 15, 2020
Presque Isle Bay
Shoreline anglers are catching Yellow Perch at the south pier, Border Patrol Building, and Perry's Landing.
Area Steelhead Tributaries
Steelhead are still in the creeks and in some places in good numbers.
Nathan W. with a nice Steelhead caught on a recent fishing trip to Erie County!
Anglers are catching Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Muskellunge throughout the entire Venango county section.
Anglers are catching Walleye and Northern Pike by using live bait was the top reported producer.
Water conditions remained largely fishable through the end of 2019, and anglers (primarily fly enthusiasts) continued in their attempts throughout the Lower DHALO/Keystone Select section.
Anglers are catching Yellow Perch, crappie, and Bluegill while conditions allow.
Reports compiled by Chad Foster (RA-FBNWFISHNRPT@pa.gov), NW/SW Region Outreach and Education Coordinator, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.