This week’s Erie-area fishing report from Randy Leighton, deputy waterways conservation officer for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission:
Other that some drifting ice off in the distance on Lake Erie, our area is slowly making the transition to spring … very slowly. Area tribs have dropped with nearly all of the snow runoff complete. Most areas are very clear and on the low side although flow remains fair to good in many areas. Steelhead are scattered but there are still plenty to be found, especially near or on the lakeshore. The extended cold-weather conditions have kept a good number of fish in the tribs and allowed the influx of a fair number of fresh steelhead, and cold weather is in the forecast for the next week or so. West county trib conditions as of this writing were clear with good flow.