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Pennsylvania Steelhead fishing for all !

At the March 7th, 2018 General Membership meeting the Election of officers resulted in the following:

                          Office                         Name

                           President                        Marty Grzasko

                       Vice President         JT Davis    

                          Treasurer               Chris Fatica

                          Secretary                Ryan Novatnack 

Board Members

Dan Beck Roger Latimer                 

Ron Miller       Frank Sicicchitano

Harold (Skip) Simmons         Al Warner

Karl Weixlmann Sam Zacour

The Pennsylvania Steelhead Association is a nonprofit 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.

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Our Tight Lines newsletters are now sent out in digital form with an email blast. You may print all or part of any newsletter if you prefer to read a hard copy. 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 November 2017 TIGHT LINES newsletter below to read the digital version:


 November 2017

The newest TightLines Digital newsletter, the Summer 2018 (May, June, July) issue is now available in the Member-Only Content area along with 38 other older newsletters!


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

The next meeting of the PSA is August 8th, 2018!

August 8th Presenter:

Karl Weixlmann

Local guide, author and PSA Board of Director mem-ber Karl Weixlmann will be giving a Power Point Pro-gram on “Dry Fly Presentations and Strategies for Steelhead”. Topics covered will be waking dry flies, the season when it works, patterns to use, and the deadly dry fly dropper set ups and terminal tackle rigging.

Also the ideal water conditions when it works. By adding dry fly techniques to your steelheading reper-toire, Karl suggest you can actually catch more fish in what some would consider uncatchable condi-tions!

April 11th Program Presenters were Alec Link & Dan Armstrong

    The fishing guides are from Albion, PA. and were raised on the tribs of Lake Erie fishing for steelhead. They gave an interesting talk about steelhead fishing on Kodiak Island in Alaska. They discussed differences between those fish and ours, similarities, and techniques to catch them. They talked about how they run their camp on Kodiak, a little bit of history of it all, and how access is limited to small numbers of fisherman to preserve the fishery.

      Dan has been guiding for the Dave Duncan's and Sons in Alaska for 10 years. Alec has been guiding in Alaska and for the Duncan's for 5 years. They both guide from June to September 1st on the Kanektok river in Quinhagak, Alaska. From September through the 1st of November they guide on Invitation Creek which is a private west coast steelhead river. This river can only be fished with a guide. The 4 guides, and our 36 guests are the only 40 people a year who get to fish Invitation creek. 

      When home they are both local steelhead guides. Most of their trips are on the Conneaut, Ashtabula, or the Grand. They typically run float trips on these rivers.

        Alec works here in the winter when the rivers do freeze up. Working for Fish USA in the winter keeps him abreast of new products and in touch with the local fisheries. Dan and Alec both practice catch and release, and consider themselves conservationists for fly fishing, and our local steelhead fishery more importantly. 

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