District Fishing Report: 7.18.14

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Lake Erie (Erie County): Under flat water, walleye were scattered from 55 feet to 75 feet out of Walnut, and were taken on worm harnesses Perch were at 40-50 feet off the lighthouse. On July 10, in 38 feet off the lighthouse, 32 anglers aboard the Edward John boated 765 perch with nine limits.

Justus Lake (Venango County): Trout were at 20-25 feet, bass were taken at the south end and the bluegill bite was sporadic.

Allegheny River (Venango County): With water dropping to typical summer pool levels, smallmouths were active from Slate Run to below Sandy Creek. Anglers reported taking walleye near Twomile run.

Lake Arthur (Butler County): A 41-inch musky was released. Anglers reported 12-inch bullheads and a good bass bite at dusk.

North Park Lake (Allegheny County): Worm-and-bobber rigs took many bluegills. Sarah Masters of Gibsonia released an 18-inch golden rainbow trout taken on paste bait.

Allegheny River (Allegheny County): While city fishing twice in the last week, Michael Kirshenbaum of Squirrel Hill landed a 17-inch walleye on a crawler a 26-inch carp on french fries.

Monongahela River (Allegheny County): Catfish up to 10 pounds were taken from Duck Hollow to The Point. Smallmouths were active at dusk and dawn.

Loyalhanna Creek (Westmoreland County): Low and clear. One angler reported landing four rainbows on spinning gear July 6, and, “seven on seven casts in a row, none under 6 inches,” July 11.

Lake Somerset (Somerset County): Despite an ongoing draw-down of about 10 feed, several nice channel cats were taken. One angler released four bass as large as 15 inches at dusk near weeds and wood. Fish and Boat reported catches of a bowfin and 29-inch muskellunge.

High Point Lake (Somerset County): Several nice catfish were reported. Anglers too bass and various panfish.

Youghiogheny River Lake (Somerset County): Smallmouths were taken at locations across the lake, and trout were holding deep in cool water.

Spring Creek (Centre County): Following recent rains the creek was dropping, water temperatures were in the 50s and the creek was lightly stained and fishing well. Hatches included light cahills, tan caddis and Blue-wing Olives in the No. 18 range.

Vacation catch: Alan Suchy of Baldwin caught a 14-pound, 6-ounce largemouth in a private pond in South Carolina.

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 reader fish photos at the Rod & Gun Club blog at blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/rod-gun-club.

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