Northwestern Pennsylvania Fishing Report: August 11-18, 2021
Here's the latest fishing report for northwestern Pennsylvania from the state's Fish and Boat Commission:
August 18, 2021
Water levels have come back to normal. Please use caution as there may be new strainers from the high water.
The lake continues to be busy as water levels have subsided and activities resume.
August 11, 2021
Anglers are catching Walleye north and south of the causeway using crawler harnesses and stickbaits in 19 to 25 feet of water. Anglers are catching Muskellunge trolling from boats north of the causeway. Anglers are catching catfish and Yellow Perch all throughout the reservoir. When fishing from the bridge of the causeway, be courteous, and reel your lines in to allow boaters to pass. Reminder to all boaters that it is illegal to operate a pontoon boat at any speed while a person is riding outside the passenger-carrying area. This violation poses a serious safety concern and is one that will be addressed accordingly.
Anglers are catching panfish and catfish at the tailwaters. Anglers are catching Muskellunge using live bait. When kayaking or canoeing on the river, be sure to have an USCG approved PFD for every person onboard as well as a sound producing device.
Boaters are reminded that children, 12 years of age and younger, must wear a PFD while underway in a canoe, kayak, or on boats less than 20 feet in length. Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass since the water level has stabilized.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has eliminated the Slow No Wake Area from the point to the dam which includes the Marina Area. The area from the intake tower to the dam is still a Slow No Wake Area.
Boaters are reminded that a registration or use permit is required to use the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Access Area at the Nebraska Bridge.
Boaters are reminded that children, 12 years of age and younger, must wear a PFD while underway in a canoe, kayak, or on boats less than 20 feet in length. Boaters should also be aware of State Park regulations, while navigating through Cook Forest State Park.