|Glade Run Lake is a 52-acre Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission owned impoundment located in southern Butler County off of Route 228. This lake is open to public boating (electric motors or un-powered only) and fishing. The lake is managed under the Big Bass Program.
Area 1 fisheries management personnel, along with local WCO Mike Walsh, conducted a night electrofishing survey of Glade Run Lake on May 20, 2010 to assess the largemouth bass population. A total of 204 largemouth bass were netted during 77 minutes of electrofishing. The bass ranged from 3 to 20 inches, with the majority measuring 10 to 12 inches (Figure 1). Catch per unit effort (CPUE) was excellent overall, with 160 largemouth bass being sampled per hour. However, fewer large fish (≥ 12”) were present compared with previous years (Figure 2).
Figure 1. Size distribution of largemouth bass sampled during night electrofishing on May 20th, 2010, at Glade Run Lake.
Figure 2. Glade Run Lake largemouth bass night electrofishing catch per unit effort (largemouth bass / hour) from 1990-2008.
Glade Run Lake is a great place to target largemouth bass, and several quality sized fish are present. It was apparent throughout the survey that plenty of stocked trout were still available to anglers.
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