Weekend fishing report: Sunday, June 10, 2018
• The bass are doing plenty of biting at Lake Arthur, and anglers have been capitalizing, having particularly strong success after the sun goes down. Most of the bass catches are hybrid striped bass. As far as bait goes, live Alewife is providing positive results. The hot spots to fish for bass over the past week include the Bear Run boat launch area and the mud flats near the dam. During the day, anglers at the lake are doing well with walleye and channel catfish near the old Rt. 422 roadbed. For the walleye and channel catfish, nightcrawlers are working well as bait.
• At Kinzua Reservoir, fishermen are reeling in walleye at the mouth of Willow Bay and Sugar Run. Some have seen success with walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike as well. Devil's Elbow is a good spot to send a line out for all three of the fish.
• In Washington County, the Monongahela is offering up a variety of fish, including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, catfish and a few muskellunge. The water levels have been running a little higher than usual, for anybody planning to fish via boat.
• Cross Creek Lake is a solid spot for anglers who are looking to do some catch-and-release bass fishing.
• The Allegheny River in Westmoreland County is harboring some solid looking walleye around Lock 3. A combination of some type of spinner rig and live bait, such as minnows or nightcrawlers, should provide decent results when trolling for walleye.
• Loyalhanna Creek is still providing anglers with an opportunity to reel in trout. Most are having success using nightcrawlers and stick baits.
• At Acme Dam, the crappie bite has continued to steadily improve as fishermen are enjoying plenty of action with more than a few weighty catches. Most of the crappie catches have come on minnows, and, more often than not, they are being caught close to the shore. Toward the dam at the end of the lake, anglers are reporting some nicely sized bass catches as well.
• Lake Erie is offering up a diverse range of catches that includes walleye, yellow perch, lake trout and smallmouth bass. The walleye are most abundant at night, but anglers have had some luck trolling the deeper waters during the day. While yellow perch have not been as prominent as walleye, reports indicate a few have been caught out from Shades Beach. The lake trout are populating the area out from the Northeast Marina in about 100 feet of water, and anglers are grabbing the bass east of that same Marina in about 30 feet of water.
• Presque Isle Bay is giving anglers smallmouth bass action, though the fishing pressure on the bay has been heavy of late.