Fishing report: Walleyes, catfish, bass keeping anglers busy

Two Silhouette Fishermen fishing in the lake.Fishermen fishing on a boat silhouette.

–The walleye fishing on Pymatuning Lake is good right now, according to reports, with fish being taken variously in 8 to 15 and 15 to 21 feet of water by those trolling crawler harnesses and plugs. Channel cats are biting well, too, while some crappies are being taken in the lake’s eastern end.

–Anglers are getting smallish largemouth bass as well as bluegills at Kooser Lake. Nightcrawlers are the hot bait.

–Anglers on the Ohio River are getting big catfish. Don Hudson caught a 43-pound, 4-ounce flathead.

–The Youghiogheny River is giving up a variety of fish. Anglers fishing between Connellsville and Layton are picking up smallmouth bass, drum, walleye, channel catfish, rock bass and trout.

–At Shenango Dam, fishermen are picking up crappies in the 9- to 11-inch class on soft plastics fished with a jig near brushpiles and blowdowns.

–Loyalhanna Creek is back to normal summer levels, but anglers are picking up fish in the riffles and deeper holes from Kingston Dam downstream. Smallmouth bass and rock bass have been hitting on nightcrawlers, jigs tipped with soft plastic trailers and small crankbaits.

–Tenmile Creek is producing channel catfish and white bass in recent days, while North Fork Tenmile is giving up drum, smallmouth bass, rock bass and even brown trout, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report.

–The fishing at Lake Wilhelm is slow right now, though some walleyes are still being caught.

–Laurel Hill Lake hasn’t been getting much fishing pressure, but anglers are getting largemouth bass and bluegills near the boat launches. Live baits like nightcrawlers and minnows and jigs are taking fish.

–Rock bass and panfish are hitting on Whitely Creek, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report.

–Floating the Clarion River in a canoe or kayak is productive right now, according to reports, with anglers taking smallmouth bass and the occasional trout from Clarington downstream.

–At Lake Erie, anglers are getting yellow perch in 48 to 50 feet of water off the mouth of Walnut Creek, and in 38 to 45 feet of water off the mouth of Trout Run, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report. The perch are big, if not as plentiful as in recent years, the report adds. Walleyes are hitting in 55 to 65 feet.

–On the Allegheny River, catches of smallmouth bass and walleyes are picking up, with the bass in particular hitting tube jigs.

Bob Frye is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or via Twitter @bobfryeoutdoors. ___


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