Working to improve
Pennsylvania Steelhead fishing for all !

The Pennsylvania Steelhead Association is a 501(C)4 nonprofit which works to: enhance and preserve the fishery in the streams flowing into Lake Erie; to improve access to those streams for fishermen; and to assist organizations such as the Western PA Conservancy in acquiring land and/or fishing easements and right-of-ways along important Steelhead fishing waters in Northwest Pennsylvania.

We have created four committees to better serve the PSA and our fishery.  The four committees are – Events Committee, Members Committee, Newsletter/Webpage Committee, and the Marketing Committee.  If interested please sign on to help a committee with planning and organizing events.

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)

PSA Board of Directors and Officers (2016)

Name                        Office                        

Marty Grzasko      President               

Dan Pastore                Vice President          

Chris Fatica                 Treasurer               

  Daniel Beck                 Secretary                 

                 Board Members

         J.T. Davis            Herb Knightlinger                                    

 Ron Miller                    Frank Sicicchitano                                 

         Mark Signorino    Harold (Skip) Simmons                         

         Karl Weixelman    Sam Zacour                                             

Our Tight Lines newsletters are now sent out in digital form with an email blast. All recent Tight Lines are available to read in digital format in the Members Only Content area of the web site. An example of the newsletter is below. Click on the cover of the March TIGHT LINES newsletter below to read the digital version:


                  March 2016

The Pennsylvania Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup

This years cleanup was Saturday September 17th!

The PSA was again the site manager for the Walnut Creek Access area, Sam Zacour again the site coordinator. 

This year a group of 10 dedicated volunteers showed up and collected 7 bags of garbage totalling 96.5 lbs. The group pictured below shows some of the cleanup crew! Thanks to all those who took the time to help clean up our environment!


The PA Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup event, held the 3rd Saturday in September along the Lake Erie shoreline and Erie County waterways.  Volunteers gather at one of the sixteen different cleanup locations in Erie County between 9am and 12pm to pick up trash and collect information on each trash item.  Information gathered from collected trash and recyclables is used to develop and prioritize management strategies to lessen the amount of trash entering our waterways and provide outreach and education information for local schools and organizations throughout the county.

The event is part of a larger global effort that is held the same day each year titled the “International Coastal Cleanup” which is the oldest and largest volunteer driven cleanup effort of its kind across the world.  Beginning in 1986 with 12 sites on the Texas coastline, the International Coastal Cleanup has grown to over 6000 sites in 92 countries with more than 500,000 participating volunteers. 

  Garbage and recycling bags as well as work gloves are provided to all volunteers at each location.  Certificates of appreciation will also be available to participating volunteers.

Additional information on each clean up location can be found at:

Please contact Jake Moore of the Dept. of Environmental Protection, Coastal Resources Management Program for additional questions at 814-217-9634 or by email at

The link below is for the ICC press release:


Fall Run Banquet

Reminder for the PSA Fall Run Banquet On November 5th, 2016

@ Crowley's Restaurant & Irish Pub


Crowley’s is located in the beautiful countryside of northwest Erie county just 15 Minutes west of Erie Airport, 2 miles South of I-90 on Route 18 (Exit 9), and 12 miles west of 79 at Edinboro/6N exit.

Join us to celebrate PSA's 20th Anniversary and honor Bob Hetz for his 50 years of service to the Erie fishing community. One of the original 3-C-U Trout Association members, Bob Hetz has been the main force behind the 3-C-U raising and stocking our waters with Steelhead, Brown, and Brooke Trout.

Crowley’s back room can comfortably accommodate ninety people at tables of 6 & 8. We are taking reservations for tables and individuals now!

The PSA hopes to have plenty of Silent Auction items to bid on! If any PSA members can help come up with fishing related items (or anything of value and interest) to auction off please do not hesitate to try to acquire them for the banquet!

Following are the Ticket prices:


Youth 10 and under.....$10.00 

The Pennsylvania Steelhead Associations  Fall Run Banquet tickets are on sale at Elk Creek Sports Store, Folly's End Camp Ground, FishUSA, Crowley's Restaurant, Poor Richard's Bait & Tackle, and tickets will also be available at PSA monthly meeting Wednesday 9/14. If you cannot get to one of these distribution sites and would like a banquet ticket call the PSA's treasurer Chris Fatica at 814-450-2257 to order one from him!

Be sure to get your tickets soon, as seating will be limited.


Meetings are typically held at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. American Legion Post #773,  4109 West 12th Street, Erie, PA.

The next meeting of the PSA is Sept 14th, 2016! The program speaker will be Tim Staffoord. 

Tim is the showroom manager at FishUSA. Tim will discuss topics like what's new product wise, what's been a great seller and what product lines Fish USA carries that may be of interest.

Discussion will center on steelhead fishing and touch on other areas such as fishing for walleye perch and bass.

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