District Fishing Report: 12.19.13

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Lake Erie tributaries (Erie County): No fresh steelhead runs, but anglers had the creeks to themselves and several nice fish were caught. Despite the cold, some steelhead were found in deep pools on Walnut and Elk creeks and the bigger “mile” creeks. Flow was up mid-week on Walnut and an Elk Creek tributary, and rain showers and temperatures as high as 48 degrees were expected this weekend.

Canadohta and Woodcock Creek lakes (Crawford County): Winter drawdowns for aquatic weed control were underway.

Piney Dam (Clarion County): Walleye and perch were caught in good numbers.

Kahle Lake (Clarion County): Nice catches of panfish and crappies were reported.

North Park Lake (Allegheny County): A few anglers were on the water but no significant catches were reported. The most recent trout stocking was in mid-November.

Deer Lakes (Allegheny County): Prior to the recent warming, some open water remained but few anglers had fished.

Allegheny River (Allegheny County): With levels dropping and lighter flow, fishing was slow. Several anglers caught assorted species near the mouth of Deer Creek.

Pine Creek (Allegheny County): Despite the cold, two anglers reported good fishing in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only area. Several trout were released, caught on small nymphs fished slowly in deep pools.

Stonycreek River (Somerset County): A few fisherman took advantage of good trout fishing and low angler pressure.

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angler’s name, age (for children), place of residence, species, size, body of water, date of catch, phone number (not for publication) and optional details.


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