District Fishing Report: 8.23.13

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Lake Erie (Erie County): Walleyes were at 65 feet out of Walnut Creek, and took watermelon harnesses out of North East. Yellow perch were reported at 60 feet off the lighthouse. Steve Sterminger of Butler released eight nice smallmouths caught on near-shore structure with crankbaits out of North East.

Pymatuning Lake (Crawford County): Walleye took worm harnesses trolled over man-made structure, and some nice bass were caught on spinnerbaits fished at dawn near surface weeds.

Lake Wilhelm (Venango County): Goddard State Park will hold a public meeting on the status of the lake's fishery 7 p.m. tomorrow at McKeever Environmental Learning Center Auditorium, Sandy Lake. Details 724-253-4833. Sept. 3 the park will begin a partial drawdown of less than 1 1/2 inches to accommodate an annual dam inspection Sept. 25.

Wolf's Lake (Clarion County): Jake Kusic, 6, of Imperial caught a 17-inch largemouth at the private lake near Knox, Pa. See the fish at www.post-gazette.com/fishphotos.

Beaver River (Beaver, Lawrence counties): The state stocked 1,000 tiger muskie fingerings Aug. 13.

Keystone Lake (Armstrong County): Significant catches of walleye, smallmouths and largemouths were reported, as well as a few yellow perch. The state stocked tiger musky fingerlings in July.

Yellow Creek Lake (Indiana County): Fishing action was slow, but shore anglers reported catching northerns and walleye. Catfish were active at dusk.

Allegheny River (Allegheny County): Water levels have dropped, but so have water temperatures and the bite has increased. Good-size channel cats and flatheads were caught near the locks at Harmar and Sharpsburg -- choice baits included cut fish, chicken liver and french fries. Bass were active near the mouths of Deer and Bull creeks. A sublegal walleye and muskellunge were was caught near Lock 4.

Ohio River (Allegheny, Beaver counties): The state stocked 5,250 tiger muskie fingerlings Aug. 13. Zackary Cianflone, 4, of Upper St. Clair caught a 30-inch, 15-pound catfish, Aug. 15. See it at www.post-gazette.com/fishphotos.

Loyalhanna Creek (Westmoreland County): Ray Mikesell Jr., 13, of South Fayette caught a 25-inch, 4 1/2-pound rainbow trout on Loyalhanna Creek on a white Rooster Tail spinner. See it at www.post-gazette.com/fishphotos.

Little Juniata River (Blair County): With the water dropping mid-week to the seasonal average flow, the Little J was 60-some degrees, a bit off color and fishing well with Pheasant Tails and Zebra Midges. Reported hatches included Blue-Winged Olives (No. 18-20), Tan Caddis (14-16) and Slate Drake (12-14).

Spring Creek (Centre County): Low and clear, but trout were caught on Pheasant Tails (No. 14-16), Brown Zebra Midges (18-22), Olive Scuds (14-18) and terrestrials.

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, at www.post-gazette.com/fishphotos.

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