District Fishing Report: 7.11.14

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Lake Erie (Erie County): With surface temperatures at about 70 degrees, walleye were suspended at 45-50 feet northwest out of Walnut Creek July 5, when a party led by Ron Milavec of Upper St. Clair boated 13 up to 28 inches and lost five more trolling worm harnesses and blue-green plugs with outriggers and Dipsy Divers. Fish and Boat reported walleye in 35-60 feet out of North East near Shades Beach and The Mountain. Perch were at 35-55 feet off Greenfield, Shades Beach and Freeport, smallmouths were at 15 to 25 feet, and panfish and bass were taken at the north and south piers.

Canadohta Lake (Crawford County): Largemouths were active; fewer walleye were taken.

Woodcock Creek Lake (Crawford County): With water down to typical summer levels, walleye were taken on crawlers or leaches.

Piney Dam (Clarion County): Bass and walleye were caught from Blyson Run to the Toby bridge. Channel cats were caught at night.

Allegheny River (Clarion County): Walleye and bass were caught from Emlenton to East Brady, and night anglers took channel catfish.

Clarion River (Clarion County): Good bass catches were reported from Cook Forest State Park to Mill Creek. Near cool tributaries, trout were taken.

Redbank Creek (Clarion County): Anglers caught trout and bass at the New Bethlehem dam, and good bass catches were reported from Mayport to below the dam.

The Point (Allegheny County): The Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers were high with ample debris. Boaters were advised to use caution. First fish: Using meal worms in a private pond in Allegheny County, Riley Tapolci, 5, of North Strabane landed nine bluegills in 1 1/2 hours.

Northmoreland Lake (Westmoreland County): On her second birthday, Hannah Stephans, 2, of Plum caught her first fish — a bluegill.

Cross Creek Lake (Washington County): David Boehm of Pittsburgh boated a 24-inch walleye using a diving plug. Largemouths in the 12-14 inch range took plastic worms, and bluegills went for maggot-tipped jigs. In two days, one angler caught 35 crappies over 9 inches while drifting off weeds in 15-20 feet using fatheads on jigs.

Hillman State Park (Washington County): While fishing in a marsh, Mathew Singiser caught a nice largemouth on a plastic bait.

Youghiogheny River (Fayette County): The green drakes were about finished, but midges, Blue-winged Olives, cahills, yellow and slate drakes, caddis and crane flies were hatching at locations throughout the watershed.

High Point Lake (Somerset County): Catches of largemouths, smallmouths, northerns, crappies, yellow perch, bluegills and a few walleye were reported.

Vacation catch: On July 7, using a children’s fishing pole, Karlee Shannon Shae Lang, 5, of Brookline caught a baby shark at North Topsail Beach, North 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.

First Published July 11, 2014 12:00 AM

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