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Northwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report - March 15th, 2013

Posted on March 14, 2013

Lake Erie tributaries

The “Mile Creeks” on the east side had open water, but fishing pressure was light in late February. Some steelhead were reported.

Lake Pleasant (Erie County)

Anglers are reminded that this 25-acre natural lake is now open to fishing year-round, but no trout may be harvested from March 1 until opening day.

Piney Dam (Clarion County)

Anglers were still reporting yellow perch and a few walleyes through the ice around the Toby bridge area in late February.  There was slush ice on the Clarion River.

Kahle Lake (Clarion County)

Perch, crappies and bluegills were reported on blood worms during last ice in late February. The night crappie bite was best on glow jigs and minnows. Bass were being caught on tip-ups and jigs, especially when tipped with minnows.

Allegheny River (Clarion County)

Slush ice was reported in late February.

Justus Lake, aka Two Mile Run Reservoir, (Venango County)

This lake is now open to year-round fishing, but with no harvest of trout from March 1 until opening day.

Allegheny River (Venango County)

Pressure on walleyes increased in late February, particularly around President, Reno, Fisherman’s Cove and Dotter’s Eddy.  Water was about 33 degrees in late February.

Bessemer Lake (Lawrence County)

Anglers are reminded that this lake is now open to fishing year-round, but no trout may be harvest from March 1 until opening day. 

Lake Arthur (Butler County)

Ice fishing continued through the end of February, with numbers of crappies reported. A 2-pound, 4-ounce, 15¼-inch long crappie was taken on a fathead minnow. Largemouth bass also were iced, including a 5-pound, 9-ouncer, 21 inches long, taken on a shiner. A few pike and perch were reported. 

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