Working to improve
Pennsylvania Steelhead fishing for all!


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

The purpose and objective of the P.S.A. is to enhance & 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.

Please remember us on Erie Gives Day, every August!    

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.


2022 PA Steelhead Association Fall Run Picnic  

The PSA Fall Run Picnic on Saturday, September 24th, at Pleasant Ridge Park Pavilion was a great success. There were several items for auction and a raffle.  Fly-tying demonstrations were conducted. 

Frank Scicchitano and Don Clayton were honored for their long-time dedication and contributions to the northwest Pennsylvania steelhead fishery.  

Thanks to Chris Larson and Roger Latimer and the Events Committee for a great job organizing the event.

Pictured above are honorees Don Clayton (left) and Frank Scicchitano (right) with a founding father of the PA Steelhead Association Big John Bodner the Fish Man!


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.

Please note, the survey is open for the 2022/23 season. We

made some adjustments for this season. Please look for our survey signs near the streams as reminders. Tight lines this



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.



Another great turnout for the International Coastal Cleanup at the Walnut Creek Access area on Saturday Sept. 17, 2022!

39 volunteers showed up and filled 12.5 bags of garbage weighing a total of 86.13 lbs.! Thanks to those that gave of their time to give back to the sport that means so much to us.  



Steelhead Stocking

On Friday and Saturday (April 8th and 9th), 3-CU and PA Steelhead Association volunteers netted 28,000 steelhead smolt from the Mission Raceway in the Girard / Lake City area, then transported and stocked them in Elk Creek at Uncle John’s Campground.  





                                     Officers   (One year terms)

         Name                         Office  

          John Hall                    President    

           Chris Larson             Vice President          

           Chris Fatica                  Treasurer             

 Dan Beck  Secretary                  

                                Board Members   (Two year terms)

                                 Ariadne Capotis Roger Latimer  

    Ryan Novatnack           Marie Scalera                           

        Harold (Skip) Simmons     Karl Weixlmann

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 examples of our newsletter, click on the links below:

April 2022 TightLines Newsletter Publication.pdf

 February 2022 TightLines Newsletter Publication (1).pdf

The newest TightLines Digital newsletter, the October 2022 issue will be  available on 10/03/22 in the Member-Only Content area along with 80 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 and December (pandemic permitting)

7:00 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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