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NW REGION REPORTS

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


OCTOBER 17, 2018

Venango County

Allegheny River

Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and Walleye on top-water lures, crankbaits, and tubes.

French Creek

Anglers are catching Walleye and Smallmouth Bass on top-water lures and spinnerbaits.

Oil Creek

The lower Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures/Keystone Select section received its fall stocking on 10/2/2018.

Justus Lake

Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass and panfish using varieties of live baits.

 

Erie County

Lake Erie

Anglers are catching Walleye between 60 and 80 feet of water.  Yellow Perch anglers are catching a few in about 55 to 65 feet of water straight out of Walnut Creek. 

Steelhead are just starting to make their way into the creeks.  Anglers are catching Steelhead off the Walnut Creek Access wall and at the mouth of Elk Creek. 

Presque Isle Bay

The docks in the marina at Presque Isle State Park open November 1, 2018.


OCTOBER 10, 2018 

Butler County

Lake Arthur

Anglers are catching Channel Catfish using chicken livers.  As cold weather approaches, catfish activity will increase.  Anglers are catching Walleye on the submerged Rt. 422 roadbed.  Anglers are drift fishing in the evening with only a night crawler and doing really well.

 

Clarion County

Kahle Lake

Anglers are catching Bluegill, Yellow Perch, crappies, and some Largemouth Bass.

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 Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Yellow Perch in the area from the Toby Bridge upstream to near Blyson Run. Anglers are catching some trout at the mouths of Cathers and Blyson Runs. 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 Smallmouth Bass and Walleye on the entire length of the river. Anglers are catching some trout at the mouths of Canoe Creek, Beaver Creek, and Turkey Run.

Allegheny River

Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass on the entire length of the river. Anglers are catching Walleye and a few Northern Pike from Emlenton to Parker. Anglers are catching a few Muskellunge at the mouths of the Clarion River and Redbank Creek. 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.

Redbank Creek

Anglers are catching trout and Smallmouth Bass at the Dam in New Bethlehem. Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and Walleye from below the dam downstream to the confluence with the Allegheny River.

Beaver Creek Ponds Project

Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, and a few Yellow Perch.

 

Forest County

Tionesta Lake

Anglers are catching Muskellunge trolling along the shoreline near the dam and near the Lackey Flats Camping Area.

Ross Run Children's Area

Children 12 years of age and younger can enjoy some fall fishing opportunities on Ross Run.  Beginning January 1, 2019 children age 15 and younger will be permitted to fish in the designated Children Only Area of Ross Run.

Spring Creek

The Marienville Rod and Gun Club will stock Spring Creek in early October with adult trout. Anglers are reminded that the daily limit is three trout.

Tom's Run

Beginning January 1, 2019 children age 15 and younger will be permitted to fish in the designated Children and Disabled Only Area of Tom's Run.


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.