District Fishing Report: 4.5.13

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A Day at the Hatchery, the annual open house at the Fish and Boat Commission's Linesville State Fish Hatchery near Conneaut in Crawford County, happens 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. The free event includes a look at the walleye spawning process, wildlife management demonstrations and the facility's 10,000-gallon viewing native fish aquarium. Details www.fish.state.pa.us.

Lake Erie tributaries (Erie County): Steelhead continued to move when conditions were right. Elk and Walnut dropped to fishable levels by Tuesday and Wednesday. Lots of hook-ups reported on lower Elk.

North Park Lake (Allegheny County): Warming waters have disbursed the trout, slowing much of the frenzied feeding of two weeks ago. But anglers who found bands of water closest to 50 degrees continued to catch-and-release trout in these Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing waters.

Pine Creek (Allegheny County): Good fishing was reported in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only stretch. Allison Park Sportsmen's Club was seeking volunteers to help with its creek clean up 8:30 a.m.-noon tomorrow. Meets at the ballfield near Ursula Church off Duncan Ave. in Allison Park. Details 412-487-2873.

Deer Creek (Allegheny County): The Tri-County Trout Club will hold its annual creek clean up tomorrow. Meets 8 a.m. at Emmerling Community Park. Details 724-335-2679.

Long Run (Allegheny County): The state stocked browns Wednesday from Jack's Run to the gas plant.

Twin Lakes (Westmoreland County): One angler released eight rainbows in about 90 minutes on the lower lake on Easter Day. Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing regulations.

Cross Creek Lake (Washington County): Although water remained too cold for spawning, two anglers caught about 100 crappies on orange jigs and Twister tails, and orange jigs tipped with maggots.

Canonsburg Lake (Washington County): Fish and Boat reports trout are biting well at the lake, newly designated Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing (catch-and-release trout fishing until 8 a.m. April 13).

Ten Mile Creek (Washington County): Several muskies and bass were caught near Fredericktown.

Monongahela River (Greene, Fayette counties): Anglers reported a good crappie catch in 6-8 feet at tributary mouths using 1/8-ounce jigs with plastic tails or live minnows.

Report your catch at fishingreport@post-gazette.com. Include angler's name, age (for children), place of residence, species, size, body of water, date of catch, phone number (not for publication) and optional details. Self-publish your fish photos, and rate those of readers, on the Post-Gazette's website: www.post-gazette.com/fishphotos.


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