District Fishing Report: 6.6.14

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Lake Erie and tributaries (Erie County): According to multiple reports, late in the week perch were holding close to the bottom and most catches were small in size. Anglers reported a few walleye catches. Smallmouths and shiners were running on the larger tributaries. Elsewhere in the county, good panfish catches were reported at Eaton Reservoir, Lake LeBoeuf and Lake Pleasant.

Pymatuning Lake (Crawford County): Nice muskies were taken from shore. Bass took crankbaits, and crappies were turning on.

Conneaut Lake (Crawford County): Nice panfish were caught, including some hand-size crappies with nice fillets.

Lake Wilhelm (Venango County): High-volume catches of smallish crappies were reported. A 16-inch largemouth was released.

Allegheny River (Clairon County): Bass and walleye were taken from Emlenton to East Brady.

Clairon River (Clairon County): Good bass catches were reported from Cook Forest State Park to Mill Creek, and a 38-inch musky was released last week. Fish and Boat reports trout were active near the Gravel Lick and Blyson Run.

Lake Arthur (Butler County): Bass and big channel cats were taken on crawlers fished deep from the shore. Jigs and white Twister tails picked up crappies on structure in 7 to 9 feet.

Lake Oneida (Butler County): Frequent catches of small crappies were reported.

Slippery Rock Creek (Butler County): Light pressure following a state stocking of browns and rainbows May 23.

Redbank Creek (Butler County): Last stocked in mid-May, trout were still being caught upstream of the New Bethlehem dam.

North Park Lake (Allegheny County): Stephen Brauer of Wexford released six rainbows taken on live bait. Small bluegills and perch were caught on worms under bobbers.

Canonsburg Lake (Washington County): Trout continued to be caught as panfish were starting to turn on.

Youghiogheny River (Fayette, Somerset counties): Ample caddis, mayfly and stonefly hatches were reported from Confluence to Ohiopyle.

Little Juniata River (Blair County): Before mid-week rains, flow was below average and sulphers hatches were peaking. Anglers caught trout on small caddis nymphs, and on streamers near dawn and dusk.

Spring Creek (Centre County): Following recent rains the creek was high but fishable. Larger bright patterns and San Juan Worms fished near shorelines were recommended.

Report your catch and submit fish photos 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. View Trout Photo Contest images at the Rod & Gun Club blog at blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/rod-gun-club.


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