Lake Erie (Erie County): Out of Elk Creek, walleye were at 50 to 60 feet in 70 feet of water. A good perch bite was reported in 58 feet north of the peninsula.
Justus Lake (Venango County): Crappies were active at 10-15 feet. A big rainbow was pulled up from around 20 feet near the dam.
Allegheny River (Venango County): Unseasonably cool water as low as 60 degrees put the smallmouths down in mid-August. But catches were up this week with temperatures hovering around 73 degrees. Catfish were increasingly active.
French Creek (Venango County): Anglers reported catches of walleye and bass.
Oil Creek (Venango County): The cool summer kept trout active. The state Fish and Boat Commission reported smallmouth action at Rouseville and near the mouth at the Allegheny River.
Raccoon Lake (Beaver County): Jake Bartos, 5, of Canonsburg landed two rainbow trout measuring 15 and 13 inches.
Pine Creek (Allegheny County): With Fish and Boat assistance, members of Penn’s Woods West Trout Unlimited completed stream improvements Aug. 23 as part of an ongoing program.
Allegheny River (Armstrong County): Fishing pressure was down in recent weeks due to high, muddy water.
Youghiogheny River (Fayettte, Somerset counties): Steven Shiener of Uniontown released several brown and rainbow trout as large as 16 inches using paste baits in the dam outflow.
Little Juniata River (Blair County): Recently back to seasonal flow rates, the Little J was fishing well with terrestrials and nymphs. Blue Quills, caddis, Slate Drakes and Light Cahills were hatching.
Spring Creek (Centre County): Above average flow, green tint, water temperature in the 60s — perfect late-summer conditions. Nymphs and terrestrial patterns were effective, and anglers reported hookups on very small Blue-wing Olives.
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