District Fishing Report: 8.15.13

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Lake Erie (Erie County): Walleye were reported at 60 feet just west of The Point, perch were 100 to 110 feet out of North East

Allegheny River (Warren County): A 42-inch paddlefish was caught in waters of the Kinzua Dam tail race.

Woodcock Creek Lake (Crawford County): Catches of muskies and smallmouth Bass were reported, and walleye took leeches.

Woodcock Creek (Crawford County): The dam outflow continued to be productive with many catches of walleye, muskies, bowfins and bluegills.

French Creek (Crawford County): One angler picked off chain pickerel, smallmouths and a small walleye using a crayfish crankbait or jointed stick bait.

Lake Arthur (Butler County): Anglers are discovering the waters of the Swamp Run wildlife propagation area that were recently opened to humans — good crappie fishing was reported using bobbers and live minnows.

Lake Oneida, Thorn Run Reservoir (Butler County): Fishing was slow. No trespassing at the impoundments from dusk to dawn.

Raccoon Lake (Beaver County): Red worms, maggots and live minnows worked on bass and bluegills.

Beaver River (Beaver County): Fishing was generally slow, but several bass were taken on jigs with Twister tails. Cats and drum were caught near the Townsend Dam.

North Park Lake (Allegheny County): Siera Bennett, 6, of Bethel Park caught her very first fish, a bass, on a night crawler.

Pine Creek (Allegheny County): At about 6:30 a.m. July 26, Scott Kozelnik of Ross landed two nice rainbow trout near Sample Road bridge.

Ohio River (Allegheny County): Fishing near The Point Aug. 9, Chris Buggey of the North Side caught a 34-inch, 25-pound flathead catfish using a red worm and 14-pound line.

Loyalhanna Creek (Westmoreland County): In clear water, 68 degrees, Doug Leichliter of Greensburg found trout “stacked up like cord wood.” Among those released was a 15-inch, 1-pound 3 ounce tiger — Leichliter believes he reported the same fish earlier this year.

Mill Creek (Westmoreland County): Stream improvements made by the Loyalhanna Watershed Association were nearly completed.

Monongahela River (Washington, Greene counties): Flatheads and channel cats were taken on live minnows or blood baits. Walleye went for live minnows or soft plastics near lock and dam outflows.

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