Fishing report: Trout, walleyes keeping anglers busy
By Bob Frye
Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
• Anglers have been getting trout at Keystone State Park Lake on Powerbait, maggots and waxworms, and trout and bass on minnows. Crowds have been relatively light overall, though.
• On the Allegheny River, anglers using minnows have picked up smallmouth bass and walleyes, most of them sublegal, between Natrona Heights and Sharpsburg.
• Loyalhanna Creek anglers fishing at Kingston Dam and into Latrobe have been getting trout on a variety of live baits. A few anglers also have been fishing the delayed harvest section, but there's been no word on catches there.
• North Park Lake has been giving up trout to those fishing with minnows, Powerbait and Rooster Tails.
• Crappies have been caught at Green Lick Lake, but the bite reportedly has not turned on just yet. Bluegills also have been caught.
• Fishermen reportedly have been doing well at Pymatuning Lake on crappies, with much of the action coming from the southern end of the lake. The hot baits have been 1⁄8-ounce jigs tipped with soft plastic grubs and minnows floated under a bobber. Walleyes have been taking drifted nightcrawlers and Rapala minnows.
• At Lake Erie, anglers have been getting perch in 38 feet of water near Trout Run. Smallmouth bass were being caught in the lake's tributary streams.
• Anglers fishing Virgin Run Dam with minnows, Powerbait and Kastmasters have been picking up trout.
• At Yellow Creek Lake, anglers have been picking up northern pike on shiners and crankbaits. A few crappies and yellow perch also have provided action.
• The outflow area of Crooked Creek Lake has been getting lots of anglers, with catches of bass, bluegills and crappies.
• Anglers using live minnows, artificial minnows and nightcrawlers have picked up trout and smallmouth bass on the Yough River between Smithton and West Newton.
• Crappies have been hitting at Shenango Lake, but most have been small so far.
• Fishermen on the delayed harvest portion of Laurel Hill Creek above the dam got trout this week, primarily on flies. A few trout were caught in the lake itself, although the bite was a bit slow.
• Anglers fishing around Dashields and Emsworth dams on the Ohio River reportedly have picked up some walleyes and hybrid striped bass, mostly on nightcrawlers, crankbaits and large minnows.
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