Anglers are reporting catching good numbers of Largemouth Bass, some crappies, and nice Bluegills. The bass are being caught on top water lures & soft plastics. The crappies and panfish are being caught on small jigs tipped with maggots.
Upper Clarion River
Anglers are still reporting good numbers of Smallmouth Bass and some trout. The bass are being caught along the entire length of the river while the trout are being taken near the mouths of Cather’s & Blyson Runs.
All boats, including canoes & kayaks, using the PFBC’s Gravel Lick Access Areas must be registered to use this facility.
With the lack of recreational boats due to the drawdown anglers continue to report catching Channel Catfish in good numbers, a few Walleyes and good numbers of Smallmouth Bass.
Walleyes, Smallmouth Bass, and some Northern Pike are still being reported near the 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 this project waters. Anglers are reminded only artificial lures may be used in the project and the use or possession of bait is prohibited.
Area Trout Streams
All the areas trout streams still have good numbers of trout. Anglers recently reported catching good numbers of trout on Mill Creek & Cathers Run.
Western Erie County
Walnut & Elk Creeks, Upper Gravel Pit, & Lake Erie
In the lower stretches of Walnut and Elk Creek, anglers have had sporadic success with Smallmouth Bass and Channel Catfish. Catfish anglers are having their best success when the creeks are muddy after a rain event and shrimp seems to be the bait of choice. Keep an eye out for the bank beavers at Walnut; they are fun to watch. Anglers at the Upper Gravel Pit are also still catching some left over trout on minnows.
Lake Erie seemed to have turned over the first week of June, but water temperatures are rising quickly. Boat anglers are doing well on Yellow Perch off Trout Run and some near shore Walleyes are still being boated. The Walleye bite should be on as soon as the water temperatures warm back up.