Fishing report: Muskellunge biting at Yellow Creek Lake
• Some monster catches are being reported at Yellow Creek Lake, with shore anglers casting out from the North Shore boat launch calling in catches of muskellunge that measured in at over 30 inches. From the same spot, a few northern pike catches are being reported as well. Fishermen who are fishing by boat are doing well with largemouth bass, specifically in the cove areas.
• The pickerel are biting at Two-Lick Reservoir, with most anglers seeing their best luck near Allen Bridge Road. In the same location, anglers casting out from the shore are reeling in the occasional smallmouth bass.
• Keystone Power Dam is offering up largemouth bass, particularly those fishing the small coves in the area. From shore, fishermen are picking up promising numbers of bluegill and panfish.
• In Warren County, the Allegheny River is yielding smallmouth bass near the Tidioute Access Area. It is also being reported bass are biting around Betts Park. Most of the bass are biting at grubs. Muskellunge are being reeled in around the Buckaloons area of the river.
• Fishermen at Redbank Creek are catching a variety of fish, including smallmouth bass, trout, walleye and channel catfish. Plenty of smallmouth bass and trout are being found at the Dam in New Bethlehem, while the walleye are populating the area that’s downstream to the confluence with the Allegheny River.
• The Allegheny River in Clarion County is giving up smallmouth bass throughout its entirety. Around the Parker Islands, the walleye bite is still going strong. Meanwhile, at night, anglers are catching channel catfish.
• Kahle Lake is hosting largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill and crappie. According to reports, anglers are mostly coming away with bass but catches of each of the aforementioned fish are being reported within the last week.
• Anglers are doing well with smallmouth bass at Piney Dam and the Upper Clarion River. Fishermen are finding the bass in the shallows downstream from Cooksburg. Per usual, channel catfish are active at night.
• Smallmouth bass and walleye are swimming Lower Clarion River, with anglers picking up the bass throughout the river’s run while also grabbing the occasional walleye.
Kevin Lohman is a freelance writer.