Fishing report: Bountiful largemouth at Yellow Creek Lake
• Anglers fishing Yellow Creek Lake are doing well with a wide range of fish, including largemouth bass, northern pike, sunfish and catfish. Most of the catches being reported are largemouth bass, some of which are weighing in at a hefty size.
• Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are biting at Keystone Power Dam. According to reports, some of the bass being caught are weighing in at up to 4 pounds. In addition to the bass, anglers fishing the area at night are picking up crappie, carp and catfish.
• The fishing pressure at Stonycreek River is light lately, and as a result, there are plenty of trout swimming its waters. Fishermen are enjoying some great trout fishing, reeling in rainbow trout and brown trout recently. One of the more productive baits is redworms.
• At Quemahoning Reservoir, anglers are picking up smallmouth bass in solid numbers. Walleye and sunfish are active in the reservoir, too, but aren’t being caught at the same rate as the bass. Nightcrawlers is serving as a successful bait for the bass.
• The warm water temperature has slowed the fishing down at Shenango Reservoir, but anglers are still finding success fishing for white bass and hybrid striped bass. Fishermen are also reporting a panfish catch or two around the reservoir.
• Lake Erie is yielding plenty of walleye. The catches are coming in between 60-80 feet of water out from Walnut Creek. Steelhead are also biting occasionally and are mostly being found at the mouth of Crooked Creek. According to reports, fishermen are catching a few yellow perch, as well.
• Lake Arthur is offering up hybrid striped bass to anglers fishing the shallow bays. Minnows and nightcrawlers are useful options as bait, and alewife and white bombers are proving to be successful, too
• Fishermen at Neshannock Creek are continuing to report a steady smallmouth bass bite. Productive baits include tube jigs, rubber worms and worms.
• At High Point Lake, anglers are catching smallmouth bass and rock bass, in addition to some northern pike, chain pickerel, catfish and the occasional yellow perch. Most of the catches in recent days are bass, with some weighing in at a substantial size.
• The Youghiogheny River has received its final trout stocking of the season. Anglers were catching trout prior to the stocking, but now, the catch rate should be increasing. Fishermen are reeling in panfish from time to time, as well.
Kevin Lohman is a freelance writer.