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REGION COUNTIES -- Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren (County Guide)


October 18, 2017

Crawford County
Canadohta Lake
The drawdown at Canadohta Lake is scheduled to begin Nov 1.
Woodcock Lake
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and Muskellunge.
 
Lawrence County
Lake Arthur
Anglers are catching panfish using night crawlers while fishing from their boats.
Cascade Quarry
Anglers are catching stocked trout on soft plastic worms and paste baits. Anglers are using a variety of colors but white and chartreuse paste bait seem to be the best.

october 11, 2017

Clarion County
Kahle Lake
Anglers are catching nice Bluegill, crappies, and Yellow Perch. Anglers are catching some nice Largemouth Bass on soft plastic baits. Kahle Lake is a PFBC controlled lake and all boats, including canoes and kayaks, must be registered or have a launch permit to use this facility.
Piney Dam
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Yellow Perch. Anglers are catching some nice Channel Catfish at night.  The Mill Creek Access Area is a PFBC controlled access area and all boats, including canoes and kayaks, must be registered or have a launch permit to use this facility.
Upper Clarion River (Cooksburg to Mill Creek)
Anglers are catching some nice Smallmouth Bass on a variety of soft plastic baits. Anglers are catching trout at the confluence of Cather’s & Blyson Runs.  The Gravel Lick Access Area is a PFBC controlled access area and all boats, including canoes and kayaks, must be registered or have a launch permit to use these facility.
Allegheny River
Anglers are catching some nice Smallmouth Bass on the entire length of the river from Emlenton to East Brady. Anglers are catching a few Walleyes at the mouth of the Clarion River. Anglers are catching some nice Channel Catfish at night.  The Parker City Access Area is a PFBC controlled access area and all boats, including canoes and kayaks, must be registered or have a launch permit to use this facility.
Redbank Creek
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and Walleye from below the dam in New Bethlehem to the confluence with the Allegheny River.
 
Eastern Erie County
Lake Erie
Anglers are catching Walleye out of Northeast Marina in 90 to 110 feet from the marina to the west. Anglers are having success using plugs and crawler harnesses. Anglers are catching limits of Yellow Perch west of the marina in 70 feet of water. Anglers are catching Lake Trout and Steelhead in 110 feet of water approximately 30 feet off the bottom. For current Lake Erie conditions, call the Northeast Marina at (814) 725-8244.
Area Steelhead Tributaries
Anglers are catching a few Steelhead at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek throwing spoons.
 
Forest County
Allegheny River
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass when the floating vegetation allows. Top water lures and soft plastic baits seem to be getting the most strikes. From November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018, PFD’s must be worn at all times while on board any canoe, kayak, or boats less than 16 feet in length.
Tionesta Lake
Musky anglers have been successful trolling along the shoreline near the dam and near the Lackey Flats Camping Area.           
Ross Run Children’s Area
Children 12 years of age and younger can enjoy some fall fishing opportunities on Ross Run.  Trout are still present in some of the stream improvement devices, such as the jack dam near the upper bridge.
Spring Creek
The Marienville Rod and Gun Club stocked Spring Creek with adult trout in early September.  The daily limit is now three trout per day and a trout permit is required to keep trout.

 

Reports compiled by Chad Foster (chfoster@pa.gov), Western Regional Education and Outreach Coordinator, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.