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Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8, 2022


Crawford County
Woodcock Creek Lake
The lake is at summer pool. Anglers are catching panfish, Walleye, and Muskellunge.
Woodcock Creek (Below the dam)
Anglers are catching Muskellunge, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and panfish.
French Creek
Reminder to boaters using the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) accesses to the creek: boats must be properly registered before using any PFBC access areas. Also, be sure to have all required safety equipment on board prior to the start of your float. Always check water and weather conditions before starting your trip.
Canadohta Lake
Anglers are catching Muskellunge, Walleye, and panfish.
Sugar Lake
Anglers are catching panfish, Chain Pickerel, Bowfin, and Largemouth Bass.
Tamarack Lake
The lake is open to hunters, boaters, and anglers. Remember to have all required safety equipment and proper registration if going out on a boat, canoe, or kayak. As a reminder to all anglers, the lake is still listed as Catch and Release Only.
Conneaut Lake
Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, and Bowfin throughout the lake.

Erie County
Elk Creek
Anglers are catching good-sized Smallmouth Bass in Upper Elk Creek.
Lake Erie
Lake Erie is staying cooler longer than most years. The Walleye are starting to move from the west to the east. Anglers are catching resident Walleye in 30-40 feet of water on crawler harnesses.
Lake LeBouef and Lake Pleasant
Anglers are catching panfish and Largemouth Bass.

Forest County
Allegheny River
Canoes and kayaks should avoid stringing out across the river channel, as it makes it difficult for jet boats to navigate the channel, due to their limited ability to maneuver in the shallow water.  Please be courteous.
Tionesta Lake
Boaters are reminded that they must be 100 feet from shore while traveling faster than slow no wake speed, or in other words, in gear.  Boats traveling faster than slow no wake speed, must also stay 50 feet to the side of other boats that are underway and 100 feet to the rear of other boats underway.  Courtesy and common sense can ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time boating. Wake surfers should avoid surfing around the marina area of the lake. While wake surfing, you must be 200 feet from the shore, docks, and anchored/drifting boats.


Beaver County

Fishing on the Beaver River and Ohio River have been excellent lately. Anglers are doing well catching Northern Pike and Muskellunge near the New Brighton Dam. There are also two dams upstream of the New Brighton Dam that are good fishing as well.

Anglers are catching Walleye below the Dashields Lock & Dam on the Ohio River.  Anglers are using jerkbaits and nightcrawlers to land some nice-sized Walleye.

Cambria County

Anglers at Beaverdam Run Reservoir are catching Yellow Perch on white jigs with night crawlers.

Anglers are catching trout in the stocked trout streams and stocked trout lakes.

Angler’s fishing Wilmore Reservoir are catching crappie on jigs tipped with a live minnow and Largemouth Bass on topwater lures. The kayak/canoe rental is open at the reservoir and boaters are reminded to read and follow all rules and regulations that are posted.

Fayette County

Anglers are still catching trout in the deeper waters of Virgin Run Lake and Dunlap LakeOpens In A New Window.

Greene County and Southern Washington County

Anglers are catching large Flathead Catfish about 100 yards upstream and downstream of the confluence of Tenmile Creek and Monongahela River mostly after the sun goes down.

As a reminder, boats greater than 16 feet in length are required to have one throwable personal floatation device onboard immediately available.  Throwable PFDs stowed away are not immediately available.

Northern Somerset County

Bass are starting to spawn. Soft plastics are a good choice this time of year.

Walleye are coming into the shallows late at night.  Anglers are having success throwing jerkbaits around weed beds and ledges.

The 2022 boating season is kicking off with some hot temperatures. Make sure to double check that you have the required safety equipment and valid registration before going out on the water this year.

Southern Somerset County

The panfish bite is on fire in Somerset County.  Anglers are catching Yellow Perch, crappie, Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, and Northern Pike at High Point Lake from shore and by boat.

The Youghiogheny River outflow was recently stocked with trout on May 26th.  Anglers are having luck catching trout on live bait and artificial lures.

Anglers are catching bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish in the Youghiogheny River Lake


Adams/Western York Counties-
Lake Marburg has been seeing an increased number of recreational boating with boats ranging from kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, to motorboats (not exceeding 20 horsepower) all throughout the lake. When launching any of the above-named vessels, make sure you have the proper registration for all motorboats and launch permits for all unpowered vessels. As always, remember to wear a life jacket, pack all the required gear necessary and always leave a float plan behind.

Along with all the boating that has been taking place, anglers are reporting their success with catching all types of fish including bluegill, crappie, and Largemouth Bass all throughout the lake. Whether it’s from the shoreline or a boat, remember to purchase a Pennsylvania fishing license (resident/non-resident) before making that first cast into the waters.

Lebanon/Southern Dauphin Counties-
Catfishing is in full swing, and anglers were very successful this past weekend on the lower Susquehanna River.  Cutbait, live minnows, small chubs, and sunfish, as well as nightcrawlers, were all working well.

Perry/Juniata Counties-
Smallmouth Bass are hitting spinners in the early evening on the Juniata River.

Southern York County-
Bass are starting to spawn with most anglers having success with jigs, swim baits, and jerk baits. Remember, bass are out of season through June 10th; so, they must be immediately released unharmed. Flathead Catfish are starting to be caught in good size and numbers.

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