Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 24, 2020

walleye

Northwest Region

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Clarion County

Kahle Lake

Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, and crappie. Anglers are catching catfish at night. Anglers and boaters are reminded that Kahle Lake is a PFBC owned lake. All boats including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards must be registered or have a PFBC or DCNR launch permit to use this facility.
 

Piney Dam and the Upper Clarion River

Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and Walleye during the early morning and late evening hours. Anglers are catching catfish at night. Anglers and boaters using the PFBC’s Mill Creek and PFBC’s Gravel Lick Access Areas are reminded that these are PFBC owned access areas and that all boats including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards must be registered or have a PFBC or DCNR launch permit to use these facilities.

Lower Clarion River

Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass along with a few Walleye near the confluence with the Allegheny River. Anglers are catching catfish at night near the confluence with the Allegheny River.

Allegheny River

Anglers are catching nice Smallmouth Bass on the entire length of the river and some Walleye near the I-80 bridge and the Parker islands. Anglers are catching catfish at night on the entire length of the river. Anglers and boaters using the PFBC’s Parker City Access Area and the PFBC’s Brady’s Bend Access Area are reminded that these are PFBC controlled or owned access areas and that all boats including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards must be registered or have a PFBC or DCNR launch permit to use these facilities.

Redbank Creek

Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and Walleye below the dam in New Bethlehem, at Lawsonham, and near the confluence with the Allegheny River. Anglers are catching catfish at night near the confluence with the Allegheny River.

Beaver Creek Ponds Project

Anglers are catching Bluegill and Largemouth Bass.

Erie County

Lake Erie

Anglers are catching Walleye in good numbers in the lake right now. This time of year, please watch the weather forecast especially the winds. Lake Trout fishing is going to be picking up soon in shallow off North East Marina. Steelhead fishing will also be picking up in shallow off the mouths of the tributaries.

Area Steelhead Tributaries

Anglers are catching Steelhead at night and in the very early morning on both Elk and Walnut Creeks. All the Erie Tributaries are very low and clear due to lack of rain.

Forest County

Allegheny River

River level is low, and weeds are abundant, which cause some navigation issues with jet boat operation. Anglers are catching Yellow Perch near the Sand and Gravel Launch.

Tionesta Lake

Boaters are reminded that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Slow No Wake Area is still in effect, and it extends from the point to the dam. Anglers are catching Muskellunge by trolling. Now that the recreational boating activity is slowing down, anglers can troll more effectively. Anglers are also catching Muskellunge at the Nebraska Bridge.

Tionesta Outflow

Anglers are catching Muskellunge using artificial lures and live bait. The water level is low, but anglers have been successful fishing from the wall and the rip rap on the campground side of the Outflow.

Southeastern Region

McKean County

Kinzua Creek

With the recent cold snap, anglers are hitting the streams once again and the Trout are biting. There are still plenty of Trout in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only section between the Guffy bridge and Westline bridge (currently under construction). The Fall season welcomes a great opportunity to get out on the water as fish are proving to be more active across the region. Many of these fish are putting up a good fight in cooler waters! With many hunting and trapping seasons starting to open, anglers are finding reduced fishing pressure, making for an enjoyable experience on the water. Currently, anglers are having success using a variety of lures and spinners. Anglers are currently having a lot of success experimenting with different colors until they find something that the fish seem to like.

Lycoming County

Rose Valley Lake

Anglers are currently having success fishing for Chain Pickerel with live minnows in the weeds near shoreline. Anglers have had success for these fish bear the causeway recently. Anglers are also reporting that soft plastics in tandem with a 1/8 or ¼ ounce jig is also working when fished near the lake bottom.

Montour and Snyder Counties

West Branch Susquehanna

The water temperature has been decreasing steadily with the recent colder nights. Anglers are currently noticing an increase in fishing activity. Keying in on deeper holes and structure has proven to be the best method for consistent success. Anglers are currently having success using spoons and jerk baits to entice hungry fish. Anglers are reminded that the Fabri Dam is scheduled to be deflated later this season.

Jefferson County

Cloe and Kyle Lakes

Anglers are currently having success fishing for Largemouth Bass near structure. Many anglers have had success with soft plastics or slowly fishing crankbaits.

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