Anglers are still catching Largemouth Bass and Rock Bass. A few anglers are catching a couple Walleye and Muskellunge but fishing is slow.
Woodcock Creek Lake
Anglers are catching a few Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Muskellunge have been reported as well.
Bowfins have moved up from French Creek. A few smaller walleyes are being reported as well.
The water level is low and may be more difficult to canoe/kayak certain sections.
Water levels on the Allegheny River have increased which could aide in productive fishing.
Musky anglers have been successful on Tionesta Lake. Trolling has been productive in the marina area and near the dam.
Catfish anglers have been successful in past years fishing the Tionesta Outflow near the fishing trail. Access to the Tionesta Outflow is restricted on the primitive camping side; however anglers are permitted to drive into the RV camping area to access the outflow.
Sand and Gravel Launch
The Sand and Gravel Launch located in Tionesta is a private launch. The landowner has provided this access to the public free of charge and in order to keep the property open, boaters and anglers who use the access must respect this privilege. Please obey all posted signs and if a restroom is needed, please walk into Tionesta and ask to use a restroom.
Smallmouth Bass catches continue to be reported. The best success was reported on tubes and top-water lures. Additionally, with the recent discoloration, catfish anglers are returning to their favorite haunts… as previously reported, cut bait is the top reported choice.
Fishing activity continues to increase as weather and water conditions improve. From Utica through Franklin, anglers have begun reporting sporadic Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye hook-ups. Recent increases in the instances of littering have been reported from Carlton through Utica. Law enforcement patrols in the area have been increased.
Smallmouth Bass are being reported from Rynd Farm through the Allegheny confluence. Low flow and increasing water temperatures have caused trout to stack in the cooler flows of the incoming tributaries.
Anglers are reporting modest Bluegill and Yellow Perch catches. Very few crappie hook-ups have been reported. Also, anglers are reporting several Largemouth Bass catches with averages around 15 inches and weighing in excess of 1.5 pounds.
Two Mile Run Reservoir (Justus Lake)
Anglers are reporting trout harvests at depths between 20’-25’. Sporadic Bluegill harvests have been reported with ants and jigs being the baits of choice. Largemouth Bass harvests are being reported in the southern end of the lake between the swim beach and the dam.
REGISTRATION OF NON-POWERED WATERCRAFT REQUIRED AT PFBC LAKES/ACCESS AREAS:
With the 2016 boating season beginning in full swing, boaters are reminded that ALL non-powered watercraft are required to display either current registration or a launch permit when launching or retrieving at all PFBC lakes and/or access areas. For a complete listing of regulations pertaining to PFBC properties, please refer to the following link: http://fishinpa.com/pfbcproperty.html.