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Rain still hampering fishing locally

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Thursday, July 4, 2013, 11:06 p.m.

• The rain this past week left the Yough River largely unfishable. It was running high and muddy in the Smithton area as of mid-week.

• Anglers targeting Lower Twin Lake are getting some catfish at dusk and after dark on nightcrawlers and stink baits. A few snapping turtles also are being caught.

• Smallmouth bass are hitting on the Allegheny River when water conditions permit. Shiners, tube baits and soft plastic worms are taking fish.

• Anglers using live bluegills and suckers for bait are taking flathead catfish on the Ohio River, according to reports.

• Crappies are hitting jigs tipped with fatheads and grubs at Pymatuning Lake, according to multiple reports. Walleyes, many of them sublegal, are hitting those trolling crawler harnesses.

• At Yellow Creek Lake, fishermen are taking largemouth bass on shiners and spinnerbaits fished in the lake's bays. Northern pike have been caught along the weed edges on shiners and minnow-style crankbaits.

• Bluegills and bass are hitting at Dunlap Creek Lake, though some anglers are complaining of weeds.

• At Raccoon Creek Lake, fishing pressure has been down because the rain. The anglers who have been out have reported taking some panfish and a few bass.

• Lake Somerset hasn't seen many anglers lately, but a few have reported taking channel catfish at dusk on chicken livers and cut bait.

• Lake Arthur is giving up channel catfish after dark along with some hybrid striped bass and panfish.




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