Fishing report: Allegheny River gives up large muskies
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• Two Pittsburgh anglers, Nicholas Colangelo and Luke Wholey, are having a lot of success getting muskies on the Allegheny River near Kittanning recently. Using suckers for bait, they caught three Monday alone, one going 37 inches, another 40 and the third stretching 45 inches and weighing 25.5 pounds. In all they've caught 16 legal muskies on area waters this year.
• Loyalhanna Creek is stained but not overly high as a result of the last few days' rain. Fishing pressure is light, however.
• At Lake Erie, anglers are picking up walleyes and yellow perch in deep water off Gull Point and Walnut and Elk creeks. Those fishing from the North East marina are reporting catches of walleyes at 55 to 65 feet down using plugs, spoons and worm harnesses.
• At Presque Isle Bay, shore anglers are doing well on bass and panfish.
• A Fish and Boat Commission report said anglers fishing early in the morning are picking up a few of the season's first steelhead at the mouth of Walnut Creek.
• Those fishing Green Lick Lake with nitroworms are doing well on largemouth bass. A few channel cats were also reported caught.
• Anglers on Fourmile Run are getting a few trout in selected spots.
• At Pymatuning Lake, anglers are getting yellow perch and crappies by tossing small jigs, sometimes tipped with a mealworm. A few muskies were reported on spinnerbaits, and channel cats remain active. A few limits of walleyes were reported, mostly on Hot ‘N Tots, but the action is spotty, according to multiple reports.
• Fishermen are doing surprisingly well on walleyes and sauger on the Monongahela River, casting jigs tipped with minnows or shiners to rocky points and edges. Catfish up to 20 pounds are hitting pretty regularly, too.
• Fishing pressure at Twin Lakes is light, according to reports, with weeds an issue. A few smallish bass and some decent carp were caught, however.
• The Yough River was chocolate brown as of Thursday, and fishing pressure has declined since the week's rains hit.
• Virgin Run Dam anglers are getting some decent bluegills and smallish bass, according to reports. Nightcrawlers and red worms were the top baits.
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