District Fishing Report 10.18.13

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Lake Erie and tributaries (Erie County): Prior to rain Wednesday and Thursday, a few anglers were pulling steelhead from low, clear waters near tributary mouths. The current spike in flow encouraged upstream movement and fresh fish had entered the streams. On Elk Creek, steelhead had traveled past Folly's End Campground as far as Streuchen Flats. Water was silty with visibility as low as 12 to 18 inches.

Pymatuning Reservoir (Crawford County): Anglers reported walleye caught at the Linesville spillway.

Allegheny River (Forest County): Walleye were caught with live minnows at dawn and dusk in the Tionesta Pool.

Spring and Maple Creeks (Forest County): Trout are to be stocked this month by the Marienville Rod and Gun Club.

Shenango Reservoir (Mercer County): Shore anglers reported crappies, and catfish were caught throughout the lake.

Shenango River (Mercer County): Oct. 2 Fish and Boat stocked rainbow trout from the outflow to the Walnut Street Bridge.

Harbor Acres Lake (Butler County): Following a recent postponement, the state Fish and Boat Commission stocked brown and brook trout Oct. 11.

Lake Oneida (Butler County): After a year of repairs, work has been completed on the dam. Fishing in the lake is permitted, but no trespassing on the dam.

Deer Creek (Allegheny County): Monday, Steven Alter of Monroeville had the creek to himself and released four rainbows in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only area following a state stocking Oct. 3.

Dunbar Creek (Fayette County): The Catch and Release Fly Fishing Only section was stocked by the state with brown and brook trout Oct. 4.

Meadow Run (Fayette County): Oct. 3 the state stocked the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only area with rainbow trout.

Laurel Hill Creek (Somerset County): Rainbow trout were stocked by the state Oct. 2 in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only section. Anglers reported a leafy surface and a few fish released.

Spring Creek (Centre County): Following a spike in flow Oct. 11, the creek was running a little high and slightly tinted. Nymphs and terrestrials were effective, and hatches included tricos (hook size 22-28), midges (22-26) and craneflies (16-18). Invasive New Zealand mudsnails were recently confirmed in Spring Creek. Anglers are reminded that the best way to stop the spread of these and other harmful species is to thoroughly clean their gear after fishing.

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.


First Published October 18, 2013 6:50 PM


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