Now that the boating pressure is down, some fishing pressure will pick up. Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass have been caught throughout the summer.
Rain and cooler temps will start the fall Walleye bite.
Waterfowl season is almost in full swing. Remember to wear a life jacket after November 1st on boats less than 16 feet and in all canoes and kayaks.
Eastern Erie County
Anglers are reporting panfish action has picked up at Eaton Reservoir and the trout fishing has picked up at Lake Pleasant. The bait of choice is still grubs and minnows. There are even reports of hold over trout being taken in the South Branch of French Creek. Lake Leboeuf & Eaton Reservoir’s water temperature is 62° For current Lake Erie conditions call the North East Marina at 814-725-8244.
It has been a remarkable year for the lake otherwise referred to as the “Dead Sea”. Walleye, Largemouth Bass, and crappies have been caught often and been of great size. There was even a report of a Northern Pike being caught! First one I have heard of in over 6 years! The stocking program is really starting to make a difference.
Floating weeds are causing their seasonal issues by clogging jet intakes. Smallmouth Bass and Walleye continue to be the top catches. Best baits seem to be spinners and tubes.
Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, and Channel Catfish harvests continue to be reported. Baits of choice have been spinners, stick baits, live bait, and artificial(s). Canoeists and kayakers will experience pleasant travel conditions at this level. Canoeists and kayakers are encouraged to use caution as newly formed strainers may be present… ALWAYS scout ahead.
Anglers are reporting Smallmouth Bass as well as some Walleye in the lower reaches. Canoeists and kayakers will experience pleasant travel conditions at this level throughout much of this waterway.
Largemouth Bass have been reported as the top catch.
Activity has been relatively slow but recent temperature drops and precipitation increases are expected to increase angling activity in the upcoming weeks. Boaters are reminded that only manually-powered, wind powered, and electric motor watercraft are permitted on Justus Lake. The use of internal combustion engines is PROHIBITED.