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Fishing report: Lake Arthur offering hybrid striped bass

Kevin Lohman

• Despite the heavy rain last week, anglers at Lake Arthur are seeing a good deal of hybrid striped bass populating the deeper water. Meanwhile, in the shallow areas of the lake, the crappie are hitting well on nightcrawlers. Anglers also are using jigs and tube jigs in their setup to catch the crappie, which are gathering around the submerged structures in the area. A few large walleye catches also have been reported in the last week.

• At Brady’s Run Lake, fishermen are still enjoying a solid trout bite. Productive setups for the trout seem to include maggots as bait and bright-colored paste baits.

• Pymatuning Lake is worth a visit for anglers who are looking for walleye. The walleye have been busy in the north end of the lake for the past couple of weeks. There are also reports of bluegills in the shallower portions of the lake as well as a noticeable increase in muskie catches in recent days.

• Fishermen trolling Shenango Lake are picking up plenty of hybrid striped bass, and even a couple of white bass, lately. The hybrid striped bass appear to be feeding in the shallow ends of the lake.

• The Allegheny River in Venango County is producing smallmouth bass that reportedly are measuring around 20 inches. Reports also indicate walleye still are biting, although the best days for walleye fishing in the river might be behind us.

• Justus Lake is seeing slow-but-steady action with smallmouth and largemouth bass, with anglers utilizing large creek baits to gain their attention.

• Anglers casting into the Beaver River are reeling in a variety of fish, including muskellunge, walleye and flathead catfish. According to reports, there are some hefty catfish in the river.

• Panfish and largemouth bass are biting at Lake Pleasant, as fishermen are utilizing bobbers as a helpful setup with worms as bait. The panfish bite has been growing stronger in recent days.

• Lake Erie is harboring smallmouth bass, walleye and lake trout. The walleye fishing is slowing, but smallmouth bass appear to be more active as the water conditions in the area become more relaxed. The lake trout are being picked up on plugs.

• In Allegheny County, the Ohio River is offering up walleye and muskie during the day and catfish to anglers who are hitting the water at night. Minnows have been the preferred bait for the walleye, and the muskie are biting at stick baits. As usual, catfish in the river are gobbling up nightcrawlers.

Kevin Lohman is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.


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