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Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 14, 2021

Northwest Region

Erie County
Lake Erie
Fishing in Western Erie is picking up. Walleye fishing has been improving over the last week or so. Anglers are catching Walleye in 20 feet of water out to 60 feet of water. The Walleye are still migrating from the west and anglers should see good, steady numbers for the next few months.

Elk Creek
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass in Elk Creek from the mouth all the way up to Interstate 90.

Venango County
Allegheny River
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass using tubes and top water lures.  With the recent stained water, anglers are catching catfish using cut bait.

French Creek
From Utica through Franklin, anglers are catching Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye.

Oil Creek
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass from Rynd Farm through the confluence with Allegheny River.  Low flow and increasing water temperatures are causing trout to stack in the cooler flows of the incoming tributaries.

Kahle Lake
Anglers are catching Bluegill and Yellow Perch.
Two Mile Run Reservoir (Justus Lake)
Anglers are catching trout at depths between 20′-25′.  Angler are catching bass in the southern end of the lake, between the swim beach and the dam.

Southwest Region

Cambria County

Anglers at Glendale Lake are catching good size Largemouth Bass using plastics and live bait. Some anglers report catching large Muskellunge near the shorelines while they are targeting bass.

At Lake Rowena anglers are catching decent size Largemouth Bass near the weedy shorelines using plastics and top water lures.

The crappie bite has slowed down at Wilmore ReservoirOpens In A New Window, but anglers are still managing to catch a couple.

South-central Region

Huntingdon County
Channel Catfish still like cut bait on the Juniata River this time of year.

Juniata County
Anglers are catching some nice Flathead and Channel Catfish on the Juniata River using live bait such as Bluegills and large Creek Chubs.  Cut bait (Fallfish) is also working.

Smallmouth Bass are being caught on live bait such as hellgrammites, stonecats, and Creek Chubs.  Slow moving plastics just fished slightly under the surface are also working.  4- or 5-inch imitations are working the best (clear/pearl/white colors).

A few Walleyes are also being caught in the deeper holes of the Juniata River.

Fayette County

Anglers are catching Striped Bass from the Monongahela River around Point Marion.

Anglers are still catching trout at night at Dunlap Lake.

Perry County
Some nice Smallmouth Bass are being caught in the Juniata River near Millerstown.  Live baits working are hellgrammites, stonecats, and Creek Chubs.  Some imitation plastics in the 4- to 5- inch size is also working.  Slight twitches of the imitation plastic lures just under the surface of the water are catching these hard-fighting fish.

Some Channel and Flathead Catfish are also being caught in the Juniata River.  Live baits, cut baits, and nightcrawlers are the baits of choice.

Southeast Region

Lehigh County Fishing Report

Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass at Leaser Lake, they report successful catches using spin baits and medium sized jerk baits near the wooded timbers along the shoreline at the northern part of the lake.

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