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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 02/19/2018
Water Conditions:
2/19/2018

Ice fishing appears to be coming to an end this week with temperatures on a significant rise. We highly recommend taking all safety precautions if you adventure on the ice anywhere. The ice will melt very quickly with the incoming rain, however, this should open the bay over the course of the next week which will be good for skinny water fishing for perch and other panfish. Most of the creeks should be almost completely open at this point and hopefully by the end of the week the water levels will be very fishable. There are still good numbers of steelhead in the upper sections of the streams which will bring good fishing opportunities as they drop back in holes.

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Location: west of yacht club
Time Observed: 2/17/18
Water Conditions: 7" of ice
2/17/2018
Kept 13 nice perch in 9' of water. lot's of little ones. The ice will go quick after sunday!!!!
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 2/16/2018
Water Conditions:
2/16/2018

Ice fishing appears to be dwindling down as temperatures rise. This weekend may be the last chance to get on respectable ice - just please use caution as edge ice could dissipate quickly. Perch are being caught steadily off Chestnut at times and in shallower water near the first and second parking lot. There are some steelhead being caught throughout the creeks and this will only improve with warming temperatures, especially once the creek levels are stabilized.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 2/15/2018
Water Conditions:
2/15/2018

With overnight rain and warmer temps in some spots, the shore ice might not be safe. When walking out proceed with caution and always have a spud bar with you. Guys in the Bay are still doing well on perch, with some walleye being caught. Panfish are also still being caught in the Bay and Misery Bay. The steelhead tribs, as of this morning, are high and muddy from the rain and run off overnight. Watch the gauges to plan a trip up and keep your eyes on the weather in case of more rain.

TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON!

Location: Erie
Time Observed: 2/14/2018
Water Conditions:
2/14/2018

Guys are still doing well on the Bay for perch and panfish. Most of the ice is 10 inches or thicker. Some action in Misery Bay and Horseshoe Pond with good safe ice. With warming temps, steelhead tribs are starting to open up and can be fished. Continue to keep and eye on the weather and stream gauges to plan your trip.

TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON!

Location: Erie
Time Observed: 2/13/2018
Water Conditions:
2/13/2018

Ice fishing conditions will be up and down over the next week or two with fluctuating temperatures coming in. There are still good reports off Chestnut Street and Liberty Park. Streams are opening up and hopefully there will be some good stream fishing opportunities within the next week.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 2/12/2018
Water Conditions:
2/12/2018

Ice fishing conditions remained good throughout the weekend, with fishing reports being spotty. Some anglers got into perch off Chestnut Street Launch, however, reports were much slower than recent weeks. With warming temperatures coming in the next week it may effect the ice conditions, but will also open some of the tributaries for steelhead fishing.

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Location: west of liberty park
Time Observed: 2/11/18
Water Conditions: 10" of ice
2/11/2018
Went to the same spot I was at Saturday. 14 keeper perch plus 1 Steel head!
Location: west of liberty park
Time Observed: 2/10/18
Water Conditions: 10" of ice
2/10/2018
Finally limited out after 6 times out. I did great with grubs today. I did get 4 nice perch on minnows. The rest with grubs about a inch or two off the bottom. Will be out again Sunday.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 02/9/2018
Water Conditions:
2/9/2018

Ice fishing conditions appear to be excellent heading into the weekend. Most ice on the bay is very good from Liberty Park to Chestnut Street Launch. Ice on Misery Bay and the Stink Hole from all reports is good to fish. Mixed reports of perch off of the city side of the bay and perch, crappie and bluegill off of the Presque Isle side.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 2/8/2018
Water Conditions:
2/8/2018

Ice fishing has been good throughout the bay for perch especially. Misery Bay has been producing a good number of crappie and bluegill as well. Some reports of steelhead in the bay are coming in as well. It appears most steelhead streams are locked up.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 02/07/2018
Water Conditions:
2/7/2018

Ice fishing conditions on Presque Isle Bay have been excellent the last few days. Both Liberty Park and Chestnut Street Launch have been productive for perch fishing and Misery Bay has been producing a good mixture of panfish. Streams will more than likely be locked up for a week or two at the very least.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 02/06/2018
Water Conditions:
2/6/2018

With temps continuing to stay below freezing, the ice is staying strong, the snow is the only downside, making ice hard to form. Guys in the bay going off Chestnut are still doing well on perch. Typical baits to use are jigging spoons tipped with something and dead sticking emerald shiners.

As for steelhead fishing through the ice, Walnut marina is hit or miss. Most of the streams are locked up. Continue to look at the weather and plan your trip accordingly.

TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON!

Location: Erie
Time Observed: 02/05/2018
Water Conditions:
2/5/2018

With the recent drop in temps and freezing temps at night, the ice is building again! A lot of the action for perch is taking place in the Bay - most guys are going off Chestnut St access and Liberty Park. Guys at PI are still getting nice gills and panfish in Misery Bay.

Emerald shiners and jigging spoons tipped seem to be the best presentations to get JUMBO perch.

For the steelhead guys, a lot of slush and shelf ice with most slow plows being locked. If you are willing to break the ice and wait awhile for it to calm down the fish are there and willing to bite. Guys are ice fishing Walnut marina and catching some through the ice. Remember, check the weather and gauges when planning a trip. Lake Effect Snow can happen fast.

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Location: Liberty
Time Observed: 2/3/18
Water Conditions:
2/3/2018
Dinks! Not many large fish seen on cam. Very skiddish and picky. 8" of ice, swift current and a little murky on the bottom. 7 keepers in 4 hrs.
Location: Liberty park
Time Observed: 2/3/18
Water Conditions: 10"
2/3/2018
Straight out of Liberty. 22ft. 9 till 2. 40 with 12 keepers. Dinks jigging with grubs. Keepers all on minnows. Thinking I was too deep. Parking sucks thanks Port authority.
Location: Chesnut
Time Observed: 2/3/18
Water Conditions: 8" of Ice
2/3/2018
We went strait out of chesnut in line with the channel. lots of little ones. we moved east & caught 7 big perch. tons of little ones. the ice was solid 8". not our best day but 4 of my friends did ok. One was off liberty the other was south of us they had 20 plus slabs.
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 02/02/2018
Water Conditions:
2/2/2018

Ice conditions off Chestnut Street Launch appear to be good heading into the weekend. Hopefully Misery Bay should be respectable by the end of the weekend. There has been some good steelhead action at the access areas of the streams.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 2/1/2018
Water Conditions:
2/1/2018

There is still good ice off of Chestnut Street Launch and off of Liberty Park from most angler reports. Perch fishing has been good for most anglers. Anglers are reporting a decent number of steelhead in the access areas of the streams, however avoiding slush is difficult.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 01/31/2018
Water Conditions:
1/31/2018

Ice fishing is still good we have about 6-8 inches of clear ice out in the bay.

With the melt we just had, the creeks have opened up, so steelhead fishing is back on.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 1/30/2018
Water Conditions:
1/30/2018

Guys are still catching fish off Chestnut. There have been a few reports from Misery about crappie and gills, but the ice in some places is not safe - proceed with EXTREME caution. There's been some action in the inland lakes like Wilhelm and Pymatuning with panfish and walleye.

As for the steelhead fishing with last nights snow and temps dropping below freezing there might be some slush in some areas along with shelf ice. The fishing has been good when you can find fish. Guys are getting them on jigs, minnows and sacs. For fly fishermen, nymphs, buggers, and glo bugs dead drifted seems to be the key. Continue to watch the weather and plan your trip accordingly to make the most of it.

TIGHT LINES AND FISH ON!

Location: Erie
Time Observed: 1/29/2018
Water Conditions:
1/29/2018

With the recent rise in temps over the weekend some ice was lost in places. Reports yesterday said that there was still 8 inches on the bay off chestnut. Guys have been getting perch and panfish on the bay along with a couple walleye. Some of the inland lakes are still fishable, just proceed with caution. As for guys steelhead fishing, the creeks have opened up and are fishable. The high water over the weekend brought some new fish in. Reports said guys were doing good from the east side tribs over to the west side. Best presentations are jigs and eggs along with live minnows. For guys fly fishing, minnow patterns and egg patterns have been the ticket it seems. Continue to watch the stream gauges to plan your trip up.

Tight lines and fish on!

Location: Upper elk, 12 mile
Time Observed: 1/26-28
Water Conditions: good flow, good color
1/28/2018
Started out fri. afternoon, and got a couple old fish from Upper Elk, had already spawned. Sat. morning, got 4 in 12 mile, and checked out NY, caught a few over there in a small trib. It rained Sat night, must have brought some fresh fish into 12 mile, because I got 8 there, and the one male jumped. All the hens had tight eggs, good energy, no scars, still bright. Well worth the trip. All fish caught on skein
Location: Erie
Time Observed: 01/26/2018
Water Conditions:
1/26/2018

Ice fishing has been good off of Chestnut launch the last few days. With rising temperatures the next few days this may ruin the shoreline ice. Please use safety precautions if you do plan on fishing over the weekend. Some reports of fresh steelhead have come in from the access areas.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 01/25/2018
Water Conditions:
1/25/2018

Ice conditions have been quickly deteriorating with the recent warming weather. Weak points and breaking shore ice are becoming more common throughout the area. Use caution when approaching and exiting the ice.

Tributaries are returning to fishable levels and most should have enough open water to fish for steelhead. Be cautious of shore ice and breakup that may be problematic for getting to the best spots.

Location: Erie
Time Observed: 01/24/2018
Water Conditions:
1/24/2018

Ice fishing conditions appear to be unsafe at the moment. The shore ice on Misery Bay is gone and anglers are walking up onto the ice to fish. There is open water just a few hundred yards away in the channel. We advise, if you do decide to attempt to ice fish over the next few days, to use extreme caution. It still appears most of the streams are high and muddy, but they may come down to fishable levels tonight or tomorrow.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 01/23/2018
Water Conditions:
1/23/2018

Some anglers are still ice fishing on Presque Isle Bay from most reports, however, please use extreme precaution as shore ice is melting fast. Hopefully, with cold weather coming in, this will save the ice we have. Perch are still being caught in the main bay and in Misery there are a mixture of panfish being caught. Streams are currently blown out, however, we expect them to come down over the next few days.

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Location: Erie
Time Observed: 01/22/2018
Water Conditions:
1/22/2018

Ice fishing conditions stayed good over the weekend with many anglers reporting 8-12 on the bay off of Chestnut Boat Launch. Reports were mixed as far as catching perch and not catching fish. It sounds like most anglers with success got away from the larger packs of anglers to find fish. Misery Bay also produced good numbers of perch, crappie and bluegill. The ice conditions this week may get sketchy with this warm up and incoming rain.

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Location: Chesnut
Time Observed: 19,20,& 21st
Water Conditions: 10" of ice
1/21/2018
caught 24 Friday. 20 Saturday. 15 Sunday. Only kept big ones so they were nice perch. Ice won't last long with up coming warm weather. Be careful!!!
Location: PI Bay, Liberty Park
Time Observed: 1/20/18
Water Conditions: Solid Ice
1/21/2018
Quick favor, sorry to clog the board; but 3 yr old daughter stepped in hole while out today, causing me to rush out of Liberty Park parking area. At the lot left behind (fam heirloom) blue mora hand auger and black bagged hunting blind. If found pls text Mike 814-823-5903.
Location: Chestnut ramp
Time Observed: 1/20/18
Water Conditions: Clear
1/20/2018
20 nice keepers. Straight out of chestnut 21 ft of water. 9 to 1:30.