NW Region Reports
-- Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren (County Guide
june 21, 2017
are catching sunfish, crappie, Channel Catfish, Muskellunge, Striped Bass, and
Largemouth Bass. The bait of choice
seems to be live bait including night crawlers and minnows. Anglers are a
catching a couple Largemouth Bass and Muskellunge on lures.
Woodcock Creek Lake
Anglers are catching a few Muskellunge, Walleye, and
Smallmouth Bass. Leeches have been working for Walleye. Top water baits and
soft plastics seem to be the best choice for Smallmouth Bass.
Woodcock Creek (Dam
Anglers are catching a few Walleye, Muskellunge, and
Anglers are catching a few Largemouth Bass.
are catching Northern Pike using spoons and live bait near the Sand and Gravel
Launch in Tionesta. Canoes and kayaks should avoid stringing out across the
river channel because it makes it difficult for jet boats to navigate the channel,
due to their limited ability to maneuver in the shallow water. All boaters need to be courteous to one
another. Also, operators of unpowered
watercraft (canoes and kayaks) are reminded that is illegal to operate while
under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
few reminders to boaters: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Slow No Wake Area is
still in effect and it extends from the point to the dam. Boaters must be 100
feet from shore while traveling faster that slow no wake speed. Boats traveling faster than slow no wake
speed must also stay 50 feet to the side of other boats that are underway and
100 feet to the rear of other boats underway.
Courtesy and common sense can also ensure everyone has a safe and
enjoyable time on the water.
are catching Walleye in the Willow Bay area. Another good spot on the reservoir for fishing
is to find the devil’s elbow. Anglers can locate that spot by heading towards
the Kinzua Dam. Once past Kinzua Point off route 59, the spot is under the
small bridge on route 59.
june 14, 2017
are catching panfish and Largemouth Bass throughout the lake. Anglers are targeting
the panfish on the north end of the lake. Pleasure boating is on the rise.
are catching crappies, Channel Catfish, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass, and
Walleye. For panfish, anglers should target the shallow areas out to about 6
foot of water.
are catching Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike. Canoers and kayakers
are reminded that they must have an unpowered registration or a launch permit
to use PFBC launch areas along French Creek.
Anglers are catching Bluegills, crappies, and Largemouth
Bass throughout the lake. Panfish are hitting live bait under a float. Wax,
meal, or red worms have all been working lately.
Anglers are catching Walleye out in front of the Walnut
Creek Access Area. Night time fishing for Walleye is pretty good and the
daytime has just now started. The
Walleye are in shallow but there are a lot of little ones again this year. That is a good sign for future fishing. There
will be some construction going on in the creek starting soon and will last for
Anglers are catching panfish out of Lake Pleasant, Union City Reservoir, and Howard Eaton Reservoir. Worms and minnows are the bait of choice.
Most of the Walleye action is on the west side of the county. Smallmouth Bass
are being caught from the W’s to East Avenue using soft plastics and jerk baits.
French Creek has been heavily used by kayakers. Make sure
to have your life jacket with you.
For current Lake Erie conditions, call Northeast Marina at
Reports compiled by Chad Foster (email@example.com), Western Regional Education and Outreach Coordinator, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.