The Post-Gazette will offer a free Family Fishing Tent hosted by outdoors editor John Hayes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow as part of Moraine State Park's celebration of national Get Outdoors Day
No license is required to participate in the Post-Gazette Family Fishing Tent, located on the North Shore of Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park, Butler County. Rods, tackle and bait will be provided. For more details, call 724-368-8811.
Lake Erie and tributaries (Erie County): In the creeks, rain and high flow lowered water temperatures pushing the last spawning smallmouths back to the lake, but lots of spawning suckers remained. In the lake, walleye were caught at 30-35 feet on worm harnesses with good reports off shore from Walnut Creek. Good numbers of plump perch 10 inches-plus were caught near the cribs. Waters were rough in Presque Isle Bay, but yellow perch, bass and panfish were abundant near the Perry Monument, at the bayfront and near the north and south piers. Bass were caught near the channel.
Kinzua Dam (Warren County): A heavy walleye bite was on at the tailrace.
Salmon Creek (Forest County): Fly anglers benefitted from evening hatches of green and brown drakes.
Woodcock Lake (Crawford County): Fish and Boat reports that good numbers of walleye were caught on Woodcock Lake, and walleye and muskies were caught below the dam.
Crooked Creek Lake (Armstrong County): Panfish continued to be active with some nice hand-size bluegills taken on tipped jigs.
Monongahela, Allegheny rivers (Allegheny County): On June 4, Robert Lewis Davis of Wilkinsburg landed two big flatheads on the Mon near The Point and one bullhead at the North Shore using chicken livers. Anglers reported several big shovelheads taken on live minnows and stinkbaits near Elizabeth.
Glendale Lake, Wilmore Dam (Cambria County): Anglers reported an on-and-off crappie bite.
Cross Creek Lake (Washington County): A 27-inch, 5 1/2-pound walleye with 12-inch girth was taken by Dave Higgins of Canonsburg in 20 feet on a chartreuse jig and crawler.
Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County): Big brown trout 24-28 inches and sublegal northerns were reported, as well as big crappies.
High Point Lake (Somerset County): Anglers reported substantial catches of largemouths, northerns, yellow perch and bullheads, with crappies in the 1-foot range.
Spring Creek (Centre County): Water was clear an in the mid-50s with average June flow. The sulfur hatch was ebbing, but caddis and cahills were abundant in the evening. Anglers reported steady action on nymphs. Last weekend Stephen Gordon of Greensburg released two browns over 19 inches at Fisherman's Paradise, caught on a tan caddis nymph.
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