District Fishing Report: 8.9.13

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Lake Erie (Erie County): Perch were charted at 54 feet off Godfrey run, walleyes at 70-77 feet at the condos. The Aug. 4-5 Erie Pennsylvania Sport Fishing Association's annual FishUSA.com Summer Slam tournament for walleye, steelhead and brown trout paid out more than $28,000 in cash and prizes. Third-place finishers in the walleye tournament included Pittsburghers Rick Paolino, Justin Paolino, Bob Deluca and Justin Toth fishing with Captain Bert Campbell and mate Ryan Johnson.

Lake Wilhelm (Mercer County): Goddard State Park manager Bill Wasser will host a public meeting on the status of the lake's fishery 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at McKeever Environmental Learning Center Auditorium, Sandy Lake. Details 724-253-4833.

Lake Arthur (Butler County): The following kids were among those who caught their "first fish" at the Post-Gazette's Family Fishing Tent at the Regatta at Lake Arthur, Aug. 3-4 at Moraine State Park: Lucy Manzer, 1, of Shaler; Rayen Williams, 12, of Southwest Greensburg; Ethan Beresik, 3 1/2, of Fox Chapel; Luciana Sloboda, 3, of Butler; and Emilia Boleng, 6, of Pittsburgh. Dozens of fish including sunfish, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, yellow perch and bass were caught on live bait donated by Tackle Unlimited in Jefferson Hills. All fish were released. View photos at www.post-gazette.com/fishphotos.

Connoquenessing Creek (Butler County): While kayak fishing in Zelienople after a light shower, Sam Barill of Warrendale caught a nice musky that took a 4-inch black Zoom Finesse worm. View the fight underway at www.post-gazette.com/fishphotos.

Allegheny River (Armstrong County): A portion of entry fees for tomorrow's Western Pennsylvania Kayak Anglers Allegheny River Ford City Tournament will benefit the Pittsburgh chapter of Heroes on the Water. Check-in is 6 a.m. at Rosston Circle marina at the mouth of Crooked Creek. Details 724-989-1630 and www.kayak-anglers.com.

Keystone Lake (Armstrong County): The state Fish and Boat Commission recently stocked thousands of tiger musky fingerlings: July 3, 10,465; July 26, 7,233.

Ohio River (Beaver County): Many medium-size flatheads were taken, and one whopper estimated at 30 pounds was caught, on cut bait fished near the bottom. Smallmouths took tube baits and shiners.

Beaver River (Beaver County): Fish and Boat reported medium-size hybrid striped bass were biting at Townsend Dam.

Raccoon Lake (Beaver County): Warm water drove trout to the deeper, cooler spots, and anglers caught them on paste baits.

North Park Lake (Allegheny County): Panfish and bass were caught. Anglers continued to raise trout on worms or paste baits in the deepest, coolest waters.

Cross Creek Lake (Washington County): Walleyes took Hot n' Tots more readily than worm harnesses, especially when trolled on the lake's shallower east side at 17-30 feet. Bluegills were suspended in the center of the lake, and "Toby" of South Park boated 18 crappies drifting minnows and split shot near southcentral weeds at 10-30 feet.

Youghiogheny River (Washington County): Smallmouths and trout were caught from Connellsville to Ohiopyle.

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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