Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – September 25th, 2015
French Creek (Erie, Venango, Crawford, Mercer counties) — Walleyes, smallmouth bass, northern pike and channel catfish were reported through Sept. 10, with stick baits, spinners, live bait, and cut bait effective for many anglers. Moderate to low-flow conditions were reported.
Kahle Lake (Clarion County) — Some nice largemouth bass and bluegills were reported through Sept. 10.
Upper Clarion River (Clarion County) — Numbers of smallmouth bass were reported through early September.
Piney Dam (Clarion County) —Channel catfish were biting through Sept. 9, along with numbers of smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Allegheny River (Clarion County) — Walleyes and smallmouth bass were hitting near Foxburg, the Parker Islands, and the mouth of the Clarion River through early September.
Shenango Reservoir (Mercer County) — Water levels had returned to average by Sept. 9, but a blue-green algae bloom was being treated as an advisory, and the fishing was slow.
Allegheny River (Venango County) — Walleyes were reported from the deeper holes. Smallmouth bass were hitting on spinners and tubes but sizes were averaging 12 inches. One angler caught an 18-inch smallmouth bass on Labor Day.
Oil Creek (Crawford, Venango counties) —Smallmouth bass catches and some walleyes were reported in the lower reaches through early September.
Lake Arthur (Butler County) — Anglers were catching nice bass averaging 16 inches through hot conditions in early September.