Harbar Acres Lake (SGL 95)
The lake was recently stocked with Brown and Brook Trout. There are plenty of fish in the lake and it’s a great place to take the youngsters. Boating is permitted with electric motors only.
The Glades (SGL 95)
Fantastic catches of Channel Catfish have been reported at the old Christie Road Bridge. Try chicken livers at night for the best results.
Thorn creek is located south of the city of Butler along Rt. 8. This was also recently stocked in-season but has had light pressure. There are two miles of stream that are float stocked and offer all-day trout fishing opportunities.
Some crappies are being caught. Please review the regulation posters located around the lake before engaging in any activities at this location. The outflow of Lake Oneida (Connoquenessing Creek) is approved trout waters and requires a trout/salmon stamp to fish. The lake does not require the trout/salmon permit.
Anglers are reporting some crappies, panfish and a few bass.
Upper Clarion River
Anglers are reporting some Smallmouth Bass and trout in the area near the PFBC’s Gravel Lick Access Area.
Anglers have been reporting Channel Catfish, a few Walleyes and good numbers of Smallmouth Bass. The bass are being reported in the area from the PFBC’s Mill Creek Access upstream to Blyson Run.
Notice to all anglers & boaters recreating on Piney Dam. Beginning on April 1st 2015 thru October 31, 2016 Brookfield Power will draw down the level of Piney Dam to a level approximately 5 feet below normal pool to conduct repairs to the dam. These repairs will consist of the complete rebuild of the 14 discharge gates of the dam. The repairs to each gate will take approximately 6-8 weeks. Brookfield Power acknowledges the drawdown during this period will affect docks and recreation boating on Piney Dam. The drawdown may also affect the Toby & Mill Creek Boat Launches. Brookfield Power will be placing notices in the local newspapers to alert the public of the repairs and impacts to Piney Dam. They also will be placing signage at the Toby and Mill Creek boat launches to alert the boaters and anglers to the drawdown. Contact person at Brookfield Power for any questions is Randy Garletts. Phone number is 301-387-6616.
Walleyes, Smallmouth Bass and some Northern Pike are still being reported near the I-80 bridge, Parker islands and the mouths of the Clarion River & Redbank Creek. All boats, including canoes & kayaks, using the PFBC’s Parker & Brady’s Bend Access Areas must be registered to use these facilities.
Piney Creek DHALO Area
Anglers continue to do well in the project waters. Anglers are reminded only artificial lures maybe used in the project and the use or possession of bait is prohibited.
In Season Trout Stockings
Redbank Creek, Mill Creek, Canoe Creek & Turkey Run were stocked on 4/22/15
Toms Run & Coon Creek were stocked on 4/30.
Notice to anglers fishing Canoe Creek. The section of Canoe Creek that runs under the I-80 bridge on Tippecanoe Road was not stocked this year due to the road closure & construction work that is currently being conducted on the bridge there.
5/7 - Cathers Run & Mill Creek - Meet stocking truck 10:45 am Int. SR 36 & 66 Leeper Red & White Store.
5/13 - Redbank Creek - Meet stocking truck 10:30 am Plyler's Buffet & Family Restaurant SR 36 Brookville.
5/14 – Bear, Silver & Beaver Creeks - Meet stocking truck 10:45am Bruin bowling alley SR268 in Bruin.
5/20 - East Sandy, Piney and Leatherwood Creeks - Meet stocking truck 11:15 am Exit 64 I-80 at Rehobeth Church Road parking lot.
5/22 - Toms Run - Meet stocking truck at 12 pm Cook Forest State Park SR 36 in Cooksburg.
Water levels are great for fishing and boating. Reminder there is a portage at Cochranton due to bridge construction.
Bowfin and Northern Pike are starting to hit.
Large Bluegill and crappie are hitting at the North end.
Reminder for all these places…If you take it in, take it out with you.
Bessemer Lake and Cascade Quarry
These impoundments were recently stocked with trout. The fish at Cascade Quarry were striking almost all of the anglers’ offerings within minutes of being stocked!
Crappie are biting in the stumps.
Western Erie County
Walnut Creek Marina
The marina and the channel are to begin getting dredged out on Monday May 4, tentatively. The slips here are supposed to be in by May 9th if at all possible. The lake had ice on it later this year so everything got held up a bit. The office at Walnut Creek is open on Thursday thru Sunday from 7 AM till 5:30 PM. until May 9. Then we will be open and fully staffed seven days a week the usual hours of: Monday – Thursday from 8am till 6:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 6am till 10pm and Sundays from 6am till 8pm.
Public Access to Free Life Jackets Provided to Help Make Local Boating Safer.
Walnut Creek Access – Beginning May of 2015 the PFBC announces it will open a new Life Jacket Loaner Stand located in the lobby of the Administration building at Walnut Creek Marina courtesy of the Sea Tow Foundation, through a grant from The Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. These Life Jackets are to be used to replace missing or damaged PFD’s or use for extra guests on your boats. The life jackets are free to be borrowed and are available in a variety of sizes ranging from infant to adult XL. The life jackets are to be returned at the end of the day. We will have a sign-out sheet for people to sign out the life jackets.
Beginning May of 2015 the PFBC announces it will open a new Life Jacket Loaner Stand located in the lobby of the Administration building at Walnut Creek Marina courtesy of the Sea Tow Foundation in an effort to keep the public safe on our waterways.