Fishing report: Trout biting at Brady’s Run windmill
• Anglers looking to squeeze in some extra trout fishing may want to explore Brady’s Run, as reports indicate plenty of rainbow trout and brown trout catches within the last week or so. The spot to zero in on is the windmill at the lake. Meanwhile, the bait of choice for the trout appears to be mealworms and butterworms.
• Raccoon Lake is teeming with trout, as anglers report catching the fish in large numbers from boats. The dam also appears to be a hot spot.
• Fishermen at the Ohio River in Beaver County are seeing some solid action while trolling for catfish. Chicken livers are always a productive option for bait when fishing for catfish, but bread will do as well.
• Cowanshannock Creek is offering up trout. Most fishermen are having success in the upper portion of the creek.
• Anglers fishing Lake Arthur are enjoying a steady crappie bite, with most catches coming in between 6 to 12 feet of water. Maggots seem to be working well as bait.
• The fishing is going well at French Creek, with anglers reeling in a variety of catches, including walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike.
• Kahle Lake is yielding largemouth bass, crappie and yellow perch. The largemouth bass is the popular catch, according to reports, with crankbaits or spinners working well as bait.
• In Venango County, the smallmouth bass bite is strong at the Allegheny River. Anglers are using setups with soft plastics, tubes, jerkbaits and grubs to success.
• Anglers at Oil Creek are doing pretty well with both smallmouth bass and walleye. Jigs are a good option for fishing for walleye in a creek-like setting while spinnerbaits and buzz baits should be good lure options for garnering the attention of the smallmouth bass.
• The Allegheny River in Clarion County is hosting a solid population of walleye. Anglers also report plenty of smallmouth bass catches. A small number of muskie catches also are being called in, with anglers reporting the catches in the vicinity of where the Allegheny meets Clarion River.
• Shenango Reservoir still has a diverse range of fish, with anglers reporting catches of yellow perch, crappie, northern pike and bass in recent days. The bass catches are becoming more prominent, as hybrid striped bass and white bass are being spotted. Channel catish are also popping up occasionally.
Kevin Lohman is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.