Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 13th, 2015
Lake Pleasant, Eaton Reservoir (Erie County) — Trout and panfish were iced on 25-acre Lake Pleasant through late January. Eaton Reservoir was yielding northern pike as well as panfish, with minnows, grubs, maggots, and waxworms productive.
Lake Justus (Venango County) — Bluegills and trout were reported around the lake’s two boat launches in recent weeks.
Kahle Lake (Venango County) — Bass, perch and bluegills were reported in mixed sizes and numbers on this Big Bass Program fishery in recent weeks.
Allegheny River (Venango County) — Ice floes made fishing unsafe in recent weeks. The ice-control device spanning the river upstream of the State Street (Veteran’s) Bridge in Oil City is now in place across the river. Boaters are advised to exercise caution and to use the provided opening situated nearest the north shore for passage.
Lake Arthur (Butler County) — Ice anglers jigging large minnows reported a slow bite on bass as of Jan. 28, with low yields in popular locations. The Muddy Creek arm of the lake along the railroad bed was producing nice panfish, with small minnows and jigs more effective than tip-ups. Some nice-size white and black crappies and bluegills were reported on Swedish jigs tipped with wax worms worked a few inches off the bottom.
Conneaut Lake (Crawford County) — Some nice-size bluegills were reported on the north and south ends of this 925-acre natural lake. The south end also was yielding northern pike.
Lake Wilhelm (Mercer County) — Fishing pressure was heavy near the dam through the end of January, with anglers targeting both white and black crappies.