We are almost at the end of the open water season. Ice fishing likely in full swing come January. Late fall open water almost always goes out with a bang, and this November and early December didn’t disappoint. Pymatuning walleye bite was off in early fall, but those who hung in scored in the end. Late season crappie bite was excellent on both Shenango and Pymatuning. Hybrid stripers and white bass kept everyone busy on Shenango. And the Allegheny River literally exploded with smallmouth bass and walleye after Thanksgiving when water temperature and flow hit the right groove. Also, according to the Erie regulars, the steelhead run was one of the best in years – anglers were catching them even in low/clear water – and most anglers agree these are still good numbers in several streams. Given the right conditions the steelie bite may continue.

NW PA Fishing Report For December 2017


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