Lake Erie and the watersheds that flow into it boast the best fishing throughout the year in Northwest Pennsylvania. In the winter months thousands of anglers flock to Erie Bay where they pull yellow perch and other pan fish through the ice. On occasion walleye, northern pike, and even steelhead lurking beneath the ice will surprise an unexpecting angler. As the ice melts and spring arrives, trout season begins. Creeks in the area are stocked full of trout and anglers are out in full force starting mid-April. May and early summer bring smallmouth bass and crappie anglers from all over the state to Lake Erie and Erie Bay.
Throughout the summer months there are many species of fish anglers seek including walleye, lake trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, muskellunge, and yellow perch. And when autumn arrives, the steelhead in countless numbers begin their journey from deep water up the shallow creeks. You'd be hard pressed to find an angler who doesn't know the successes one can have steelhead fishing in the area. And don't forget the steelhead run in the springtime too! Whether fishing from shore or boat, with fly fishing or conventional tackle, there are many fishing spots throughout the Erie area that will produce the great day of fishing you seek. If you're looking to charter there are several experienced and skilled captains in the area who would be more than happy to take you out and deliver a successful day of fishing. For more information on fishing in northwest Pennsylvania, visit www.FishErie.com
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