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Fishing report: Ohio River offering bass, walleye, catfish in Beaver County |

Fishing report: Ohio River offering bass, walleye, catfish in Beaver County

| Saturday, August 26, 2017 5:51 p.m

Fishing report

• In Beaver County, the Ohio River is offering up bass, walleye and catfish to anglers fishing its waters. Those having success are finding the most fish near the tributaries of the river.

• Anglers at Raccoon Lake are reeling in more then a few largemouth bass using minnows and soft plastic baits. Reports indicate the areas near the structures are harboring a decent population of bass.

• The Beaver River is yielding catfish, bass and walleye. According to reports, the New Brighton Dam and the area around the Fallston Bridge are good areas to zero in on.

• At Crooked Creek Lake, anglers are picking up plenty of panfish. Worms appears to be the bait of choice, with the shoreline near the swim area providing a productive spot to cast off from.

• Anglers fishing Glendale Lake are reeling in some healthy-looking crappie. Small crankbaits and tube baits, along with jigs, should make for a good setup.

• The bass at Wilmore Dam are biting, according to local reports. Bass tend to congregate in deeper areas of water late in the summer before moving back to shallow areas when the temperature cools down in the fall. Spinnerbaits and buzz baits typically make for useful lures with bass.

• Acme Dam is providing fishermen with opportunities to pick up bass. Anglers report using a combination of soft plastics and jig heads to success.

• Anglers on the Allegheny River in southern Westmoreland County are finding success fishing for walleye on white jigs and minnows in the vicinity of Harmar.

• The bass are still biting at Greenlick Reservoir, especially on soft plastics, according to local fishermen.

• Indian Lake is a promising spot for anglers looking to pick up panfish and bass. Live bait such as minnows and worms on spoons or jigs should provide fishermen with a good approach.

• The Allegheny River in Venango County is providing anglers with a variety of fish, including smallmouth bass, northern pike and a handful of muskellunge. The smallmouth bass are being picked up on tubes and other soft plastics, while the northern pike and muskellunge are nibbling at live bait. Fishermen are also doing well with channel catfish, flathead catfish and bullhead catfish in the river.

• At Justus Lake, anglers are scooping up trout and smallmouth bass in about 30-40 feet of water.

• Kahle Lake is providing fishermen with crappie and largemouth bass, according to reports. Anglers say they are doing well using jigs as their go-to bait.

• Anglers at French Creek are picking up smallmouth bass and northern pike of late. According to reports, the smallmouth bass are biting at soft plastic lures such as tubes and grubs while the northern pike are interested in stickbaits and live bait.

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