Working to improve
Pennsylvania Steelhead fishing for all!


January 12th Membership

meeting is canceled!

Given the Covid spike both locally and nationally, the PSA Board of Directors thought it would be wise to cancel the January general meeting for this month. We hope to resume them soon but will evaluate the environment we are dealing with each month as it comes.

The best way to avoid close contact with people is to get out and fish. Find areas less frequented and enjoy the outdoors and solitude (weather permitting)! 

The Pennsylvania Steelhead Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1996.

The purpose and objective of the PSA is to enhance and preserve the Steelhead fishery in Pennsylvania including:

  • Improving public access for steelhead fishing;
  • Encouraging private landowners to maintain public access for Steelhead fishing;
  • Implementing stream enhancement and habitat improvement projects for Steelhead; and 
  • Assisting nonprofit organizations which:
    • Operate nurseries for spawning or raising Steelhead; or
    • Acquire land or access easements for Steelhead fishing; or
    • Engage in activities which complement the purposes and activities of the PA Steelhead Association.

Donate to our organization using Paypal

Please remember us on Erie Gives Day!    

PA Steelhead Association

PO Box 8892 Erie, PA 16505

Keep your contact information up-to-date! If you need log in directions please click the "contact us" tab on the lower left-hand side. We send monthly newsletters as well as volunteer opportunities directly to your email.


Live webcam at the mouth of Trout Run

 It is now operational, click the live link below! 

The Avonia Beach Live Camera Feed is a great way for area anglers to keep tabs on current water and weather conditions at the foot of Avonia Road in Fairview, PA. This live feed is sponsored by the PA Steelhead Association, Fairview Township, the SONS of Lake Erie, and FishUSA.

Above is a screenshot of one of the views you can get by clicking on the

link above from the live web camera at Avonia, Trout Run!


Steelhead Angler Survey

Please fill out a survey every time you go Steelhead fishing. Reporting unsuccessful outings is tremendously important--we want accurate data to make informed decisions from. Help us maintain and improve our world-class fishery.


In-Person PSA Meetings have Resumed

Click the "2021 Feature Presentation" tab under 2021 Projects/Events

for information on past speakers.


Read local fishing reports from Fish Erie, or local bait shops' Facebook pages. Check out Poor Richards, Elk Creek Sports Store, Tudor Hook n Nook, and East End Angler.



                                     Officers   (One year terms)

President - John Hall

  Vice Pres. - Karl Weixlmann

Treasurer - Chris Fatica

 Secretary -  Ryan Novatnack

                                Board Members   (Two year terms)

Dan Beck                                  Ariadne Capotis

  Chris Larson                            Roger Latimer

      Marie Scalera                           Frank Sicicchitano

Harold (Skip) Simmons         Sam Zacour

The Pennsylvania Steelhead Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization established to enhance and preserve the Steelhead fishery in Pennsylvania including improving public access for Steelhead fishing, encouraging private landowners to maintain public access for Steelhead fishing, implementing stream enhancement and habitat improvement projects for Steelhead, and assisting nonprofit organizations which operate nurseries for spawning or raising Steelhead, or which acquire land or access easements for Steelhead fishing, or which engage in activities which complement the purposes and activities of the Pennsylvania Steelhead Association.

The pages in the Members-only section of the Website are viewable ONLY by PSA Members. 

In this Members-only Section you can:

  • See Past editions of TIGHT LINES (the PSA Newsletter)
  • Look up contact information for fellow PSA Members
  • See Member Fishing Reports
You must first log in to access these pages! (See How to Log In in column on left).                               **************************************************************************                  

* Check out the photo gallery link in the left column for some nice member fish pics!

The PSA Newsletter - Tight Lines

Our TightLines newsletters are digitally by email blast o our members. Members may print all or part of any newsletter. All recent TightLines are available to read in digital format in the Members Only Content area of the web site. To see an example of our newsletter, click on the link below:

December 2021 TightLines Newsletter Publication.pdf

The newest TightLines Digital newsletter, the January 2022 issue is now available in the Member-Only Content area along with 75 other older newsletters! Sign in with your email address and Password to access them.

PA Steelhead Association Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month with the exception of May, June, & July

7:30 pm

American Legion Post 773

4109 West 12th Street

Erie, PA 16505

Post 773 is on State Route 5, just east of the Erie Airport

Meeting is in the banquet room (to the left as you enter).

PA Steelhead Association Facebook page link below:  

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