Northwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013
Lake Erie — A northeast wind and huge mayfly hatch slowed the fishing in early June. The wind dropped water temperatures from 64 to 54 and turned the lake over, and the hatch put plenty of food in the lake, according to Poor Richard’s Bait and Tackle. In good conditions, walleyes were hitting in 25 to 35 feet, and some were hitting in 50 feet. Perch were reported in 45 to 50 feet.
Presque Isle Bay — Weeds were becoming a challenge for anglers in early to mid-June. Releases of largemouth bass were reported, with most smallmouths having returned to the lake. Some perch were reported off the north and south piers, but bluegills and rock bass dominated in the bay.
Woodcock Creek Dam (Crawford County) — Nice numbers of walleyes were reported in the lake. A few walleyes and muskies were hitting below the dam.
Tionesta Lake (Forest County) — Bluegills, perch and crappies were reported in recent weeks.
Salmon Creek (Forest County) — Good trout fishing was reported. Fly- anglers were doing well in the evening hours on Green and Brown Drakes.
Kinzua Dam (Warren County) — The tailrace was yielding walleyes in recent weeks.
Lake Arthur (Butler County) — Crappies in mixed sizes were reported on fatheads and waxworms in early June. Hybrid striped bass were turning on in early June, with crankbaits and other minnow patterns effective. Alewives also were productive, but anglers must be permitted to net-cast for them. Channel catfish were becoming active in early June. Numbers of largemouth bass were released, but many were sublegal on this Trophy Bass Program water.