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PA
United States
41° 17' 28.8888" N, 80° 26' 47.6124" W
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Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 51-60 F

Shenango Reservoir Anglers are reporting catching nice Bluegill and Crappie through the ice.  Jigs tipped with maggots or meal worms seem to be the bait of choice.

Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness so please use caution as you head out onto the ice.  A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall though the ice.  Remember SAFETY FIRST:

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Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 51-60 F

Shenango RiverWater levels on the river are up because of release of water preparing the reservoir for winter pool. Make use of the new boat launch in the Village of Hamburg. The Shenango River Watchers have done an outstanding job providing access to the river at this location. There are still plenty of stocked fish below the Shenango Reservoir outflow. This area is designated as a year round trout fishery. A current trout/salmon stamp is required to fish the area from the outflow to the Walnut Street Bridge regardless of the species of fish you are targeting or harvesting. The fall creel limit is three fish. The mandatory cold weather life jacket wear law came into effect November 1st. Life jackets must be worn on all canoes and kayaks, as well as all boats under 16 feet in length.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Partly Cloudy Air Temperature: 51-60 F Water Temp: 51-60 F Clarity: Stained

Ken Smith (Sharon); filed 11/1: “The crappie bite was pretty good on Thursday. The fish were still in deep brush. Hope they get the water level down so those fish will be shallower – shoreline fishing will be better then.”

Darl Black (Cochranton); filed 10/29: “Jim McClave and I fished Shenango for crappies under a brisk wind. The bite was slow. We caught mainly small crap-pies, bluegills and white bass in 10 to 15 feet of water, with only a couple of re-spectable size. Observed several apparent schools of fish around brush and bridge piers, but could only generate a few bites. Jim loves to fish bridge piers, showing me a spot by one pier he used to fish from shore back when he was in high school, nearly 50 years ago.”

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