Fishing report: Rainbow trout bite consistent at Indian Lake
• At Indian Lake, anglers are enjoying a consistent rainbow trout bite as a result of a recent stocking of the fish. According to reports, the most effective setup is flies and plastic worms. A number of catches measuring in at 16-plus inches were reported in recent days.
• Twin Lakes is yielding plenty of rainbow trout, as fishermen are utilizing flies and paste baits to success.
• The Shenango River is offering up a steady supply of catfish, particularly in the area below the Shenango Dam. There were a few trout catches reported in the river as well.
• Anglers at Shenango Reservoir are doing well with panfish. Live bait such as minnows, worms and insects should do the trick.
• At Lake Wilhelm, fishermen are still seeing solid numbers of crappie and walleye within the last week or so. In general, the crappie appear to be the more active of the two fish.
• There are plenty of walleye and perch biting at Pymatuning Lake.
• Anglers are seeing the best results while casting out from the Jamestown Marina Docks. There were also a few crappie and bluegill that have occurred in this specific area of the lake. Bladebaits or jigs are providing anglers with good results.
• The largemouth bass bite appears to have slowed down a bit at Lake Arthur but fishermen are still seeing some action while using crankbaits.
• Tenmile Creek is providing muskellunge to anglers at a pretty consistent rate. According to reports, the muskie are congregating in the deeper pockets of water and are biting at stick baits. There were also some successful white bass catches reported in the last couple of weeks.
• Fishermen at French Creek are using shiners and grubs to catch walleye and smallmouth bass on a regular basis.
• Anglers casting out into the Allegheny River in Venango County are reeling in smallmouth bass and walleye as well. Setups that incorporate spinners, jigs and tubes are working well for the bass.
• The smallmouth bass bite remains consistent at Oil Creek, with minnows offering a solid option as bait.
Kevin Lohman is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.