Fishing report: 1st steelhead of season being caught
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• Lake Erie's steelhead streams have started giving up steelhead. Anglers fishing Walnut Creek report taking a few fish on single eggs, egg sacs and wooly buggers. Those fishing the lake shore were said to be getting steelhead on Kastmasters and Little Cleos.
• Smallmouth bass and white bass are hitting below the dams on the Monongahela River, according to one report. Shiners are taking fish, as have soft plastics and small crankbaits.
• Black buzzbaits are taking largemouth bass up to 21 inches at Lake Wilhelm, according to one report. The bluegill fishing is slow, though.
• At Bridgeport Dam, fishermen are getting largemouth bass on nightcrawlers, minnows and weedless lures. A few small bluegills and the occasional perch also are being caught.
• At Crooked Creek Lake, anglers are doing well on crappies, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report.
• The fishing remains slow at Pymatuning Lake, though anglers continue to get a few walleyes on blade baits. Fishermen are getting crappies near the causeway but not consistently.
• Lake Arthur fishermen are picking up the occasional walleye, along with good numbers of bass and panfish. Catfish continue to hit for those fishing at or after dusk.
• On the Allegheny River, the smallmouth bass fishing has picked up a bit, with fish taken on tube baits, live minnows and buzzbaits.
• Upper and Lower Twin lakes are giving up smallish bass and panfish. Live baits have been most effective.
• At Virgin Run, panfish are keeping the few fishermen who have been venturing out busy.
• At Glendale Lake in Prince Gallitzin State Park, fishermen are getting largemouth bass and panfish, including bluegills and crappies.
• Loyalhanna Creek has been low for a while, but anglers fishing at Kingston Dam are getting smallmouth and rock bass, according to one report.
• At Laurel Hill Lake, anglers fishing from boats are getting largemouth bass, along with some yellow perch and bluegills. The latter are taking live baits.
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