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EPSFA Spring Trout Challenge April 22

The Erie Pennsylvania Sport Fishing Association will hold the Spring Trout Challenge on Saturday, April 22, 2018 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. The public is welcome to participate, but at least one team member must be a current EPSFA member (membership registration can be made at the time of tournament registration). Cost is $250 per team. Weigh-ins will be at the Sloppy Duck Saloon/ Jr. By The Bay at 726 W. Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507.
 
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie monthly Meeting Monday, April 23

The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Polish Falcons Club, 431 E. 3rd Street, Erie, PA. The public is welcome to attend.

Walleye and Trout Season Changes

The early walleye season will close March 15 and reopen May 1, with a 15 inch creel size during all open seasons. Until April 12, trout and salmon have a minimum creel size of 15 inches. After April 14, trout and salmon have a minimum size of 9 inches. For further information, see the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission 2018 fishing regulations.

DEC Announces Record Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie in 2017

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released several very encouraging results for walleye fishing in Lake Erie for 2017 and further predictions to the fishery in future years. Reported results are for New York State, but the same principals apply for Pennsylvania waters. Click the link for the full press release.