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


june 20, 2018

Clarion County

Kahle Lake

Anglers are catching large numbers of Largemouth Bass and some nice Bluegill, crappies, and Yellow Perch. All anglers and boaters are reminded that all boats, including canoes and kayaks, are required to be registered to use this facility.

Piney Dam & the Upper Clarion River

Anglers are catching some nice Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, crappies, and Walleye. All anglers and boaters are reminded that all boats, including canoes and kayaks, are required to be registered to use the PFBC’s Mill Creek and Gravel Lick Access Area’s.  

Lower Clarion River

Anglers are catching good numbers of Smallmouth Bass and few Walleye near the confluence with the Allegheny River.

Allegheny River (Emlenton downstream to Lock #9)

Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass in the entire length of the river. Anglers are catching Walleye near the confluence with the Clarion River. All anglers and boaters are reminded that all boats, including canoes and kayaks, are required to be registered to use the PFBC’s Parker City and Brady’s Bend Access Areas.

Allegheny River - East Brady Pool

Boaters recreating on the East Brady pool are reminded that Redbank Creek, by special regulation will now be designated as a ‘Slow No Wake Area’. This ‘Slow No Wake Area’ will be from the confluence with the Allegheny River upstream approximately 2 miles. This regulation will take effect on July 1, 2018.

Redbank Creek (Mayport downstream to confluence with the Allegheny River)

Anglers are catching good numbers of trout & Smallmouth Bass from the Dam in New Bethlehem upstream to Mayport. Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and a few Walleye from the dam in New Bethlehem downstream to the confluence with the Allegheny River.

Piney Creek Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Area

Anglers fishing in the Piney Creek DHALO Area are reminded the use or possession of bait while fishing in the project waters is prohibited and the keeping & possession of trout is prohibited until June 15th after which anglers can keep 3 trout that are 9 inches or over in length (see posted signage there for regulations).

 

Forest County

Allegheny River

Anglers are catching Northern Pike using spoons and live bait near the Sand and Gravel Launch in Tionesta. Unpowered canoes and kayaks should avoid stringing out across the river channel because it is difficult for jet boats to navigate the channel, due to their limited ability to maneuver in the shallow water.  All boaters should be courteous to one another.  


 June 13, 2018
Clarion County
Kahle Lake
Anglers are catching large numbers of Largemouth Bass and some Bluegill, crappies, and Yellow Perch. All anglers and boaters are reminded that all boats, including canoes and kayaks, are required to be registered to use this facility.
Piney Dam and the Upper Clarion River
Anglers are catching good numbers of Smallmouth Bass and some Yellow Perch, crappies, and Walleye. All anglers and boaters are reminded that all boats, including canoes and kayaks, are required to be registered to use the PFBC’s Mill Creek and Gravel Lick Access Area’s.  
Lower Clarion River
Anglers are catching good numbers of Smallmouth Bass and few Walleye near the confluence with the Allegheny River.
Allegheny River
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and Walleye around the islands in the Parker City area. All anglers and boaters are reminded that all boats, including canoes and kayaks, are required to be registered to use the PFBC’s Parker City and Brady’s Bend Access Areas. Boaters using jet powered boats on this section of the river are reminded to use caution when operating in close proximity to canoes, kayaks, people who are in the water, and shore fisherman. You are responsible for any damage caused by the wake of your boat.
Redbank Creek
Anglers are catching good numbers of trout and a few Smallmouth Bass from the Dam in New Bethlehem upstream to Mayport. Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and a few Walleye from the dam in New Bethlehem downstream to the confluence with the Allegheny River.
Beaver Creek Ponds Project
By regulation, the Beaver Creek Ponds Project is closed to all fishing until the opening day of bass season on June 16, 2018.
Piney Creek Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Area
Anglers fishing in the Piney Creek DHALO Area are reminded the use or possession of bait while fishing in the project waters is prohibited and the keeping and possession of trout is prohibited until June 15 after which anglers can keep 3 trout that are 9 inches or over in length (see posted signage there for regulations).
 
Venango County
Allegheny River
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass on a variety of presentations ranging from tubes to stick baits to plastics.
Sugar Creek
This stream recently received its in-season stocking.  During the stocking, the PFBC received a full days help from Ms. Jennifer S. and her companion.  They returned afterward, this time to fish.  From Jennifer…”We stocked Sugar Creek with you a couple weeks ago. Curtis and I took Friday off to fish and look what I caught! It was such a beautiful day, we were just finishing up and I said one last cast! I caught the big Rainbow Trout on my fly rod using an olive wooly bugger.” 
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Jennifer S. with a great looking Rainbow Trout from Sugar Creek!
“The smile says it all”
Whether braving the brutal cold (19°) of this year’s Mentored Youth Fishing Day or basking in the balmy sunshine of the regular season trout opener (70+°), Tyler S. shows how family, friends, and fellowship are the key components for a good time… but, the occasional catch never hurts!  WAY TO GO, Tyler!!
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Congrats Tyler on your catch! [Photo submitted by Larry Y]

Reports compiled by Chad Foster (RA-FBNWFISHNRPT@pa.gov), NW/SW Region Outreach and Education Coordinator, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.