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41° 35' 29.8716" N, 80° 30' 58.716" W

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Fishing Report Provided by PA Great Lakes Region - darl black
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October 10, 2014
Angler Al’s French Creek Report - Sunday 9/29: After watching the Pirates and Steelers defeated, I beat my feet for French Creek. My bait of choice – live creek chubs. I rigged one rod with a huge chub and left it rest on a rock pile, and jigged with a second rod. From 5:30 to 7 PM not so much as a bump. Then the window opened just before dark and I spanked four decent smallies in 15 minutes. - Friday 10/3: My guest Tom and I fished a skinny water section of French Creek by wading. While he chose to fly fish, I stuck to my spinning outfit and offered up live bait. A smallmouth bass started the party for me; thereafter Tom caught a feisty 14-inch rainbow trout on a white 3-inch Clouser Minnow. A few more smallmouths and an 18-inch walleye solidified our morning. (See Livewell photos) - Much appreciation to Darl and the tackle sponsors who contribute to the prize package each month. I was certainly pleased to see that I was the winner last month and happier yet when it arrived by mail! While I have not fished any of the contents as of this Report, I will shortly. And I’ll send a report on how I did. Ed Lawrence (Corry); filed 10/5: “Pike are hitting aggressively in French Creek. Most pike are coming on jigs while walleye fishing. Try a variety of color combinations until you find what walleyes are looking for.”
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Fishing Report Provided by PA Great Lakes Region - darl black
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
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October 7, 2014
Dave @ Richter’s Tackle Shop; filed 10/4: “Very few anglers on the lake, but those who are out are en-joying success. Some are catching walleyes on blades, others are catching largemouth bass around the weedbeds, and others are focusing on crappies. Hearing a lot of talk about the perch – some anglers are saying all are small, while others claim to catch keepers. And the doggone channel cats are still biting! One more tidbit: one of my customers caught a 32 inch musky (a small one) on a 13-inch Grandma Lure!” Sydney @ Robinson’s Bait; filed 10/2: “Here on the North End of Pymatuning Lake, the perch are hitting nightcrawlers while drifting and still-fishing with bobbers. Sev-eral reports of 12 to 14-inch perch have been received. Numbers are up as well, Wesling photo reaching as high as 50 perch a day. We have had reports of hit & miss walleye catches ranging from 16 to 23 inches on purple/chrome Hot-N-Tots. The catfish remain hungry for anything you throw out. We will be here year round for your bait needs. We also have started shrink wrapping of boats and other summer ‘toys’ for winter storage at $9.00 per foot. We have winter storage on a first come, first serve basis. And if your aluminum boat has sprung a leak, we have a journeyman welder who specializes in aluminum welding. As our sign says, we are OPEN!” Hooker @ Hills Country Store; filed 9/29: “Brandon Gatti and two Amish friends fished on board Hooker’s Fishing Taxi on September 27. We start-ed on the south side of the causeway pitching small Bobby Garland jigs on 4-pound Gamma Polyflex Line. We were targeting early morning fish cruising the concrete and broken rock near the Ohio side parking lot. We filled the cooler with an assortment of panfish. Large perch, hand-size bluegill and some respectable crappies made for an enjoyable day on the water. The group had traveled from Holmes County, Ohio and they were not disappointed. Thanks fellas. Fun was had by all.” (See photo) Hooker continues: “Another season has come and gone on Pymatuning. As I reflect over the pictures of happy guests on Hooker’s Fishing Taxi, I first must say ‘Thank You All.’ Without their support it would be difficult to gather and share current and accurate information about this magnificent lake. Hooker’s Fishing Taxi is batting 1000 for the second year in a row. We were blessed with success for every species targeted. Some of the memorable catches in-cluded a 51-inch musky, two largemouth bass over 8 pounds, a sixty-year-old man’s first fish, bringing smiles and laughter into the boat. Or the cherished look of pride in a father’s eyes when his child brings in a slab crappie, launch-ing a fishing partnership with him that will last a lifetime. The single Mom who struggled to teach her boys about the outdoors and in the process caught a carp as big as the boys. Sharing my boat with people has led to lasting and bonding memories. From ice out crappies on the rocks to chasing crappies while the colors of autumn reflect off the water, it has been my honor and pleasure to share my boat with everyone. I am taking Hooker’s Fishing Taxi to South Carolina for the winter. We will be in the Santee Cooper area. So if
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