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PA
United States
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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Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
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October 21, 2014
Patty @ Poff’s Tackle, Espyville; filed 10/20: “Given the windy and wet weather, this has not been a busy week. An-glers are catching a few walleye by the bridge on the cause-way around dusk. A lot of small perch are being caught. Some anglers are keeping them, but they are not the BIG perch we’ve seen here in the last few years. I think 2014 is one for the record books – but not in a good way. Fish catches have been up and down; not following the usual seasonal patterns for the most part. There may be a good bite for a very brief period; then it disappears. Norm @ Jamestown Marina; filed 10/13: “The marina will be closing the end of the month and all boats must be out. Then I get to go walleye fishing!” Marilyn Black (Cochranton); filed 10/13: “On Columbus Day, we headed to Pymatuning in the after-noon hoping to connect with some walleyes. South wind was stronger than the weather report called for. We fished Heddon Sonars and jigs on several points, channel drops and the big hump between Jamestown launch and the dam, netting us only a few small – very small – perch. Darl turned the boat north and slid into the mouth of a bay to get out of the building waves. Our first drift on the southern point of the bay resulted in a nice crappie, but the following drift nothing. Darl ran the Gamma Side Vu up and down the point to discover a series of manmade fish structures (looked like cribs) extending from 14 feet to 18 feet on the inside of the point. No fish were observed, but when we started drifting the line of cribs, we began picking up decent black crappies and chunky bluegills. Daylight was waning and we decided not to wait to see if walleyes would come up to feed. Not the biggest catch of panfish of the fall, but enough to call the day a success.”
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Fishing Report Provided by PA Great Lakes Region - darl black
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity:
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
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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