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

DECEMBER 4, 2019

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Butler County
Glade Run Lake
This lake was recently stocked with very nice Rainbow Trout. The daily limit is three for properly licensed and permitted anglers.   Good opportunities exist for some late season holiday fishing. Unpowered or electric powered only boats and kayaks must be registered or permitted to use this PFBC property. 
Harbar Acres Lake (SGL 95)
This lake was stocked with trout in October and the daily limit is three.
Crawford County
Woodcock Creek Lake
Woodcock Creek Lake is at winter pool.
Tamarack Lake
The lake is filling and should be ready for some spring stocking.
Erie County
Area Steelhead Streams 
Anglers are catching Steelhead throughout all the area Steelhead Streams. Anglers are using minnows under a float, egg sacks, and flies.
Crooked Creek
Anglers can fish at the mouth and a short distance upstream to where it is posted as nursery waters. The nursery waters extend through Camp Fitch and up to the first bridge at Ables Road. The first upstream access point is at the Ables Road bridge. You can fish from the bridge upstream; downstream is the nursery waters where fishing is prohibited. For more information on Crooked Creek, click here.  

NOVEMBER 27, 2019

Butler County
Lake Arthur
Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass and Yellow Perch using minnows and worms.  Anglers are also using black and blue chatterbaits to catch the Largemouth Bass.

Erie County
Lake Erie
Anglers are catching Lake Trout in shallow water between North East and Shades Beach. Anglers are using blade baits, crankbaits, and trolling for these big trout when the conditions allow. 

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Jason Hagg from Franklin, PA caught a nice tagged Lake Trout from Lake Erie on a recent fishing trip! Congrats on your catch!

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Shallow water Lake Trout fishing on Lake Erie is hot right now when conditions allow.   

Lawrence County
Neshannock Creek
Anglers in the delayed harvest/Keystone Select Waters are catching trout using spinning lures.  Anglers are having the best success using all black or all white.  Fly anglers are catching trout on wooly bugger flies.
Warren County
Allegheny River
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass around Betts Park by the Route 6 bridge. Anglers are catching nice size Muskellunge near the Buckaloons area on the river. Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass near the Tidioute Access Area using grubs as bait.
Kinzua Reservoir
Anglers are catching Walleye around Sugar Bay on the Kinzua Reservoir. 

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