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EPSFA Monthly Meeting Tuesday, April 25

The Erie Pennsylvania Sport Fishing Association will have their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Calamari's Squid Row (1317 State St. Erie, PA 16501). Chuck Murray, from the PA Fish Commission, will be the guest speaker. The general public is welcome to attend. 

2017 Perch and Walleye Limits Set

The PA Fish and Boat Commission has announced the 2017 Lake Erie creel limits for yellow perch and walleye. Both species limits will remain the same as 2016 - 30 per day for yellow perch and 6 per day for walleye. For more information, please visit the PA Fish and Boat Commission website.

Current Walleye Season Over, Next Opens May 1

The current season for walleye in the Lake Erie, Lake Erie Tributaries, Presque Isle Bay and Peninsula Waters ended March 14, 2017. The new season will pick up on May 1, 2017. For more information regarding season changes, please visit the FishErie Regulations page.

4th Annual Oil Creek Classic Fly Fishing Tournament, May 5-7

The Titusville Rotary Club will hold the 2017 Oil Creek Classic Fly Fishing Tournament from May 5th-7th at Oil Creek State Park located in Titusville, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, May 6, will be the actual tournament day, with several other activities and competitions being held throughout the weekend. For more information and to register, click HERE.

PA Regular Trout Season Opened April 15

Regular trout season in Pennsylvania started on Saturday, April 15. The creel limit increased to 5 fish (combined species), and the size limit decreased to a 7" size minimum.  For more information, please see the Regulations page. 

2017 PA Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has released their Trout Stocking Schedules for 2017. To view, click here or download the PFBC app, "FishBoatPA." For more information from the PFBC, visit their website.

New Regulations for Pymatuning Reservoir Take Effect March 1

Effective March 1, the daily limit for crappie on both the PA and OH side of the Pymatuning Reservoir moves to 20 fish per day, with a nine-inch minimum size. For more information, click HERE.

Monthly Fly Tying Classes at FishUSA

FishUSA will be holding monthly fly tying classes for both beginner and advanced fly tiers. All classes are held on either the first Tuesday of the month (Beginners) or the third Thursday (Advanced), except for the July Beginners class, which will take place on Wednesday, July 5. All classes are 2 hours long, lasting from 6-8 PM each evening. Classes are limited to 12 seats and a flat registration fee of $10 for 12 classes is required. To register, please contact FishUSA or visit our Pro Shop, 6960 West Ridge Road, Fairview, PA 16415.

The following are the dates and species for the classes. 
 
April - Trout

 Beginner - April 4        
  
 Advanced - April 20
May - Trout

 Beginner - May 2

 Advanced - May 18
June - Bass

 Beginner - June 6

 Advanced - June 15
 July - Bass

 Beginner - July 5 (Wed.)

 Advanced - July 20
 August - Carp & Panfish

 Beginner - August 1

 Advanced - August 17
 September - Musky

 Beginner - September 5

 Advanced - September 21
 October - Steelhead Streamer

 Beginner - October 3

 Advanced - October 19
 November - Steelhead

 Beginner - November 7

 Advanced - November 16
 December - Steelhead

 Beginner - December 5

 Advanced - December 21