NWPA Outdoors

Cold Weather Steelhead & Brown Trout

   December 11, 2014 4:41 am

The Lake Erie tributaries continue to produce good catches of steelhead and brown trout well into winter. Some anglers prefer to fish this time of the year, when the colder temperatures bring more elbow room to these streams. Just remember to bundle up! Both steelhead and brown trout will strike minnows, eggs, and egg patterns…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 10: Ed Plonsky, Wattsburg

   December 10, 2014 6:00 am

Ed Plonsky, of Wattsburg, shot his buck on a rainy Dec. 5 in Farmington Township. “Not the biggest buck I ever got but definitely has character,” he said. Plonsky’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you…

Snowflake 5K Run/Walk this Saturday at Presque Isle State Park

   December 9, 2014 10:35 am

The Erie Runners Club will hold the annual Snowflake 5K Run/Walk this Saturday at Presque Isle State Park.  The cost to participate in the event is $19.50 with the first 200 registrants receiving 2-8oz Napa style glasses with the race logo imprint. Please register online by 5:59pm on December 12th. Late-registration begins at 8:30am at…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 9: Raymond Fiscus, Edinboro

   December 9, 2014 8:30 am

Raymond Fiscus, of Edinboro, shot a 9-point Dec. 1 in Clarion County. Fiscus’ deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at…

Gear review: Olympia RG850 flashlight

   December 8, 2014 2:45 pm

While it goes without saying that the best gifts require thought but not a purchase, there are exceptions. It’s not the cost of those gifts that makes them so, but the value, particularly when it comes to gear for outdoorspeople. I still have a folding knife my parents gave me in the early 1980s, for…

Open Water in NWPA

   December 7, 2014 8:50 pm

This recent photo of the South Branch of French Creek in Erie County displays some of the scenic open water available to anglers in NWPA. Many area streams are great places to fish during winter months. Water temperatures are near freezing in many areas, but most flowing waters and inland lakes contain open water at…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 7: Greg Seth, McKean

   December 7, 2014 8:23 am

Greg Seth, of McKean, shot his 9-point Dec. 1 in McKean Township. Seth’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 6: Jillian Behm, Erie

   December 6, 2014 7:42 am

Jillian Behm, of Erie, shot her first career deer, an 8-point, Dec. 1 in Crawford County near Union City. Behm’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 5: Albino doe

   December 5, 2014 9:00 am

Hunter Greg Foltz shot an albino doe in Cambridge Springs Township on Dec. 1, the opening day of the general firearms deer season. OPENING DAY You can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at being featured in Deer of the Day. Or enter it in the NWPA Outdoors Deer…

Upcoming Winter Trout Stockings scheduled for NWPA

   December 4, 2014 9:17 am

Trout stocking is a great way to get outdoors and see how the fish arrive at their destinations. Helping to stock trout is a great way to get involved and participate in a PA Fish & Boat Commission operation. Angler interest and support goes a long way to ensure waters continue to be stocked with…