Fishing report: Trout, steelhead, bass hitting in spots
By Bob Frye
Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 9:45 p.m.
• The fishing is very slow at Lake Somerset, with few anglers out and fewer reports of catches.
• At High Point Lake, anglers are taking the occasional walleye, along with some northern pike, bass and panfish.
• Anglers are catching trout at Raccoon Lake, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report from Beaver County. Word is that most of the trout are being caught off the dam, but a few nice sized trout were caught near the beach, too, with paste baits and minnows taking fish.
• The fishing is decidedly slower at Brady's Run Lake.
• Fishermen continue to do well on brown trout at Lower Twin Lake, though fishing pressure is down as of late with colder weather. Panfish also are providing some action.
• Yellow perch are hitting at Presque Isle Bay. The fish are running 10 to 14 inches and are hitting on minnows.
• Lake Erie's tributary streams were up a bit mid-week after some rain, but the streams were said to fishable, with steelhead hitting on big and bright egg sacs and skein. The Prince Nymph is hitting for fly anglers.
• The upper end of Laurel Hill Lake is giving up trout in recent days, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report.
• Loyalhanna Creek isn't getting a lot of fishing pressure, but those spending time in the delayed harvest section are getting trout.
• Large shiners, soft plastic baits and jerkbaits aren taking walleyes, bass and hybrid stripers on the Beaver River near Townsend Dam.
• At Yellow Creek Lake, anglers are using shiners and crankbaits to take bass and northern pike. Small tube jigs and live bait are taking panfish.
• Trophy-sized bass are coming out of Quemahoning Reservoir recently, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report.
• The Allegheny River is running high and fast, leading to slow fishing. Anglers are taking some smallmouth bass on minnows and tube jigs.
• At Acme Dam, anglers are getting some decent-sized bluegills, along with a few bass. Live baits are the most consistent producer.
• At Pymatuning Lake, yellow perch, many between 10 and 13 inches, were reported caught on nightcrawlers fished on the bottom. Walleyes are hitting on the southern end of the lake.
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