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Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – April 24th, 2015

Lake Erie tributaries — Warmer water triggered the end of steelhead fishing in early April. Brown trout were reported along the lake shore.

Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Ice was practically gone by April 6. Crappies were reported from the state park marina docks and perch were reported from the north and south piers. A few brown trout were reported at the water taxi pier.

Pymatuning Reservoir (Crawford County) — Most ice was gone by Easter, and anglers were catching numbers of crappies in mixed sizes on the north end, with fish moving shallow. Some anglers were targeting crappies in two feet around large dark rocks protruding above the surface and taking warmth from the sun. Walleyes were reported on Sonars at Linesville spillway and at the bridge on the Espyville causeway. Springtime wading for walleyes was expected begin soon during evenings near inflowing creeks. Perch were reported at Bridge 20 down from Linesville spillway; perch were hit or miss along the northern shoreline. A few largemouth bass were reported on spinnerbaits and jigs.

Lake Wilhelm (Mercer County) — Some ice remained as of April 6, but “the stumps” were open water, as were areas along the shoreline and in the bays.

Woodcock Creek Lake (Mercer County) — Crappies were reported in early April.

Allegheny River (Venango County) — Smallmouth bass were hitting in early April, with chartreuse spinnerbaits and tubes productive in 43-degree water. Fish were in five feet or less. A few suckers were released on tubes in give to 10 feet. 

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