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 is fast approaching.  It is set for Saturday, September 24th, at Pleasant Ridge Park Pavilion between Fairview and Girard.  It is catered by Teresa’s Deli.  It is a BYOB event. We plan on having several items for auction and a raffle.  Fly-tying demonstrations will be conducted. 

Frank Scicchitano and Don Clayton will be honored at this event for their long-time dedication and contributions to the northwest Pennsylvania steelhead fishery.  

This is open to the public and family members are welcome.  Tickets can be purchased on-line (use the QR code below or on the poster or go to the PSA website) or can be purchased at any of the establishments listed on the poster.

So please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24th, and plan on an afternoon and evening of fun!


Hope to see everyone there! 



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 closed for the 2022 summer only. We are meeting with the Lake Erie Research Unit to review and make adjustments. Please look for a new survey to open on September 1, 2022. Tight lines this summer!


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.


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               

    Ryan Novatnack         Secretary                 


                                Board Members   (Two year terms)

Dan Beck                                   Ariadne Capotis

  Roger Latimer 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 SUMMER 2022 issue will be  available on 5/27/22 in the Member-Only Content area along with 78 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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