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                                             

 Mike Bleech's column in the Erie Times-News (Sunday, July 31, 2016) discusses how PSA member Karl Weilxmann is putting on a couple of seminars at Field and Steam in the next few weeks on Steelhead Surfzone fishing and fly tying. They are scheduled for Sept. 3rd and Sept. 10th @1:00PM! Check with Field and Stream to see if preregistration is required.


The Pennsylvania Steelhead Association January meeting was lucky enough to have the PFBC commissioner president Ed Mascharka as the program speaker! If you missed the meeting you can view the talk on you tube using the link below:

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 19 from 9:00am to Noon!

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

We had a great turnout again as 21 volunteers showed up to pick up 14 bags of trash weighing 234.5lbs. We picked up 867 cigarette butts to recycle, a welcome drop of about 400 from last year. Around 26 yards of fishing line, 2 tires, and a driveshaft, as well as all of the regular garbage. The added weight from last year was due to the driveshaft and the large tire still on the rim and filled with dirt and sand. 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

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 August 10th, 2016!

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