ShareThis Page

Fishing report: Trout, steelhead, bass hitting in spots

| 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.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.