Anglers are reporting good catches of Walleye and Channel Catfish on the old 422 roadbed in front of Crescent Bay and next to the Crescent Bay Island. Jigging a simple night crawler or drift fishing the bottom has been very successful. Yellow Perch which are difficult to catch most times of the year at the lake will be biting soon. In years past, good catches of September and October Yellow Perch have been had in chest-high water at the Old 422 roadbed, Old 422 access, and around the Rt. 528 boat access. A small spinner alone or a rubber twister tail grub trailing behind a bobber works well.
Some anglers have been reporting some really nice Bluegills, Yellow Perch and a few Largemouth Bass.
Beaver Creek Ponds Project
Anglers are reporting good numbers of panfish & Largemouth Bass are being caught.
Upper Clarion River
Anglers are reporting good numbers of Smallmouth Bass and some trout. All boats, including canoes & kayaks using the PFBC’s Gravel Lick Access Areas must be registered to use this facility.
Piney Dam continues to be in a drawdown state and is approximately 6’ below normal pool levels. Anglers are reporting catching Channel Catfish in good numbers, a few Walleyes and good numbers of Smallmouth Bass.
A few Walleyes and Smallmouth Bass are being reported near the Parker Islands and the mouth of the Clarion River. Channel Catfish are being caught after dark in good numbers. All boats, including canoes & kayaks, using the PFBC’s Parker & Brady’s Bend Access Areas must be registered to use these facilities.
Some Walleyes, Smallmouth Bass & trout are being reported near the dam in New Bethlehem.
Western Erie County
The fishing seems to be getting steadily better in the lake. Yellow Perch are hitting straight out of Walnut between 45-60 feet of water. Walleye has stayed steady in the area but better luck east of East Avenue. Bass anglers have been doing well in the bay. Assorted soft plastic seems to be the key bait. Some reports that anglers have been picking up Steelhead in the first trench which is a good sign that the fish are moving in. For current water conditions call Walnut Creek Access at (814) 833-2464 before heading out.
Water levels are still low and navigation with a jet unit can be difficult. Anglers have reported catching Channel Catfish from the shore near the Tionesta Lighthouse Island. Walleye fishing in the Tionesta Sand and Gravel Pool should pick up in mid to late October.
Anglers are catching Bluegill and Yellow Perch near the marina and in the upper slow no wake area from a boat. Musky anglers have been successful trolling in the morning and evening hours. The Outflow remains closed on the primitive camping side, however, anglers are permitted to drive into the RV camping area (free of charge) to fish the Outflow.
The Marienville Rod and Gun Club are moving the trout stocking to mid or late September, depending upon water levels and temperature.
The Marienville Road and Gun Club are moving the trout stocking to mid or late September, depending upon water levels and temperature.
Trout and Smallmouth Bass fishing should pick up in September and October. The Clarion River in Cooksburg is an excellent place to observe the fall colors while on a canoe or kayak.
The USGS depth gage in Franklin reflects a current water level of three foot. Daytime and nighttime water temperature fluctuates between 69°and 75° F. Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and the occasional Muskellunge have been reported.
Fishing activity remains consistent, especially in the area between Takitezy and Franklin. Additionally, a large percentage of the waterway’s kayakers are still enjoying both a day afloat and some sizeable Smallmouth Bass catches as well.
Due to low flow conditions and increased water temperatures, fishing activity has been minimal.
Two Mile Run Reservoir (Justus Lake)
Largemouth Bass catches have been reported.