District Fishing Report: 9.6.13

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Lake Erie and tributaries (Erie County): The earliest steelhead runs are still about a month out, but a few silver bullets were spotted near the mouths of Elk and Walnut creeks. Despite low warm water at the mouths, anglers caught smallmouths. Nice-size perch and panfish were taken from shore in Presque Isle Bay. Walleye in abundance were caught at 70 feet on worm harnesses near the Ohio line. Perch were at 55 feet.

Pymatuning Reservoir (Crawford County): Jim and Valene Scalise of Bethel Park caught and released a 54-inch musky trolling a Swim Whiz at Pymatuning Reservoir on Labor Day. See the fish at www.post-gazette.com/fishphotos.

Lake Wilhelm (Mercer County): The state Fish and Boat Commission will hold a free Family Fishing program 4-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the marina pavilion at Goddard State Park. Registration required at 814-683-5126.

Beaver, Ohio rivers (Beaver County): In both rivers, anglers targeting catfish pulled in sizeable freshwater drum. On the Beaver, fishing was hot for all species near New Brighton, and on the Ohio big flatheads were caught on crawlers fished deep near Bridgeville.

Mahoning Creek Lake (Armstrong County): The state stocked 1,350 tiger musky fingerlings Aug. 27.

Cowanshannock Creek (Armstrong County): The state Fish and Boat Commission reported a 41-inch muskellunge and 25-inch northern pike were caught on spinner baits at the mouth.

Chartiers Creek (Allegheny County): See a 23-inch walleye caught in the creek at www.post-gazette.com/fishphotos.

Bridgeport Reservoir (Westmoreland County): The state stocked 350 tiger musky fingerlings Aug. 27.

Keystone Lake (Westmoreland County): Four hundred tiger musky fingerlings were stocked by the state Aug. 27.

Loyalhanna Lake (Westmoreland County): The state stocked 2,400 tiger musky fingerlings Aug. 27.

Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County): Anglers called in fine catches of largemouths and smallmouths, with additional reports of walleye and northerns reported. The Green Bridge will be closed while a replacement bridge is built.

Youghiogheny River Lake (Somerset County): Schools of walleye were difficult to find, but anglers who tracked them down reported nice catches.

Lake Somerset (Somerset County): The state stocked 1,250 tiger musky fingerlings Aug. 27.

Spring Creek (Centre County): Fish and Boat will hold a free Ladies Fly Fishing program at Fisherman's Paradise covering equipment, knots, aquatic insects, flies, casting and fishing. The program runs noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Registration required at 814-359-5127.

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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