Anglers in Erie PA

In an effort to accommodate the growing number of anglers and improve the quality of the fishery, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has taken the lead by developing the Lake Erie Access Improvement Program. This program is funded from the sale of Lake Erie Permits and Trout-Salmon/Lake Erie Combo Permits and the primary focus of the program is to improve fishing access through a variety of approaches. A major component of this program is to work with landowners willing to allow fishing access in exchange for fair compensation. 

 Progress to Date:

  • Fee Simple Acquisitions – 13
  • Public Fishing Easements – 32
  • These projects represent 103,339 linear feet (19.57 miles) of Lake Erie and stream frontage:

•      Conneaut Creek – 11,255 linear feet (2.13 miles)

•      Crooked Creek – 16,350 linear feet (3.10 miles)

•      Elk Creek – 45,248 linear feet (8.56 miles)

•      Lake Erie – 825 linear  feet (.16 mile)

•      Walnut Creek – 15,565 linear feet (2.95 miles)

•      Fourmile Creek – 6,676 linear feet (1.26 miles)

•      Twelvemile Creek – 980 linear feet (.19 miles)

•      Twentymile Creek – 6,440 linear feet (1.22 miles)


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