West of Erie and east of Fairview, the Walnut Creek is offers a prolific steelhead fishery. In this 8 mile creek, you can expect to find plentiful steelhead, and also smaller runs of both Coho and Chinook Salmon. The best seasons are Spring and late Fall when either run-off starts or the waters recede.

While most of the fishing is from SR832 downstream (north) to Lake Erie, there is a set of waterfalls that sometimes prevents frish from heading upstream (south) of SR5. So, most fly fisherman stick to the section downstream of SR5 north to Manchester Road.

Note: there are Special Regulations on this river, so make sure to check them out before fishing.


Local Contact(s):  PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA.

Recommended Book:  "Pennsylvania Hatches Pocket Guide" from Paul Weamer

Best Season:  Spring or Fall

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