Cross Creek Lake

Washington - Pennsylvania

  • 258 catches


  • 14 spots

This is a 258 acre lake owned by the County. The lake is within a 3,300-acre county park off Route 50 between Hickory and Avella; go 2.5 miles west of intersection of Routes 18 and 50. This is a big bass lake with a 10 hp limit on boats and a county permi...

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Cross Creek Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Hot one out there today but it paid off

    3 lb. 1 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Swim jig

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      very nice
  2. One of 6. Had a very nice day, met up with Mr. Jim Holland, always good to see you Jim.

    2 lb. 8 oz. 17.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Rapala Rippin' Rap

    1. Jeff Beers 0
      Beautiful day. Well done Mark!
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty, it's a nice little lake, but I missed Arthur.
    3. Rick S 0
      nice work out there Mark!
    4. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!! Always nice to fish with good people!!
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  3. It was a numbers day at Cross Creek. This was the largest of 15 bass. My spouse also caught 15.

    2 lb. 11 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Nice job, Frank
    2. Drew H 0
      That's a good day! The bite was practically shut down at Arthur today.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Really nice Frank, wtg.
    4. John M 0
      Really nice haul Frank.
    5. Rick S 0
      Wow! awesome day Frank
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  4. Biggest of 6 today, super windy.

    Largemouth Bass with a Spinnerbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty John
    2. John M 0
      Way to go Mark ...half a dozen ain't "half bad" 👍👍
    3. Jeff Beers 0
      Very nice! 👊🏻
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Frank
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice day, Mark. Way to go with your gut and head left. There used to be bigger fish more regularly at Cross Creek. Over the past two years, the big’ uns are harder ...more to find. My first year fishing Cross Creek, I caught several fish between 3 1/2 and 6 lbs.
    6. Matt L 0
      nice fish and great day to be on the water!
    7. Mark Merlin 0
      Oh, I just read my post, you're guaranteed at least 5 unless your name is Frank who is guaranteed 10-20 :)
    8. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty both. Fishing at Cross Creek almost guarantees you at least 5 Bass every time, but, the chances of catching a 4-6 pounder is the same as catching a big muskie ...more anywhere else. All 6 today were under 15 inches.
    9. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Mark!!
    10. Rick S 0
      Nice work today Mark!
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  5. Finally back to Cross Creek. Got 7 on a few different baits. The lake has some funky algae right now, I was so used to it being clear!

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Donald Steiner 0
      try a green or pearl tube over top of grass or weed edges
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Went out there, on Tuesday. Middle section. Seemed to be rather algae-clear, so it MAY just be the eastern portion, right now, especially since it's the shallowest ...more area.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Welcome back
    4. Drew H 0
      It was pretty interesting. I could see the path of boats and kayaks really clearly in the water because they would churn up the water into this brownish orange stuff.
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice! I haven’t seen algae blooms very often at Cross Creek. weird for this time of year too.
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  6. Biggest of 28 largemouth bass. It was a numbers day again with the fish averaging only about 12-13 inches. The bite was best at dawn (10 bass in my first 50 mins). ...more This is the second time in three weeks that I have caught at least twenty-five fish at Cross Creek, and for the third week in a row there were a lot of dinks.

    2 lb. 3 oz. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Donald Steiner 0
      green pumpkin tubes were the go to bait for the big bass bite at one time but the fish get smart quick I would love to fish this lake at night..tight lines
    2. Donald Steiner 0
      green pumpkin tubes were the go to bait for the big bass bite at one time but the fish get smart quick I would love to fish this lake at night..tight lines
    3. Jim Holland 0
      Nice numbers, Frank!
    4. Casey Clark 0
      For them claiming it as a Big Bass Enhancment lake they dont do much for the bass period to make it a BB lake
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Wow, great day Frank
    6. BILL MACKAY 0
      you are the senko guru! great day!
    7. BILL MACKAY 0
      you are the senko guru! great day!
    8. Rick S 0
      That's a lot of bass, had to be a fun day! Nice work Frank!
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  7. Caught 6 total, was a beautiful morning and a very hot afternoon. The Bass on the right was 16 but skinny, and they both fought well.

    16.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. John M 0
      Way to go Mark!!
    2. Randy Leventry 0
      That’s how you do it! Catch em in all conditions.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      ty Jeff
    4. Jeff Beers 0
      Very nice Mark!
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      ty Chad
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Drew, it was hot for sure.
    7. Frank Yamada 0
      Way to go, Mark. Those are bigger than the dinks I caught on Saturday.
    8. Drew H 0
      I think Id've melted today! Good job!
    9. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!🎣
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  8. A Father’s Day bass on a steamy Father’s Day afternoon session on Cross Creek. The bass heated up in the afternoon, along with the air temperature. It was a numbers ...more day. This was the biggest of 25 largemouths—mostly dinks. They were hitting on the drop offs and the outside grass edges. A fun way to spend Father’s Day.

    2 lb. 15 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Drew, just don’t be the Good Samaritan to any shore fishermen, esp. if they are using braid.
    2. Drew H 0
      Nice! Haven't been down there since THE INCIDENT. Maybe it's time to go diving for my stuff!
    3. Rick S 0
      Lots of action! very nice Frank
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  9. Went out on Sunday, to Lake Arthur. Didn't do great, so when the chance to fish Cross Creek, the next day, arose, I jumped at it. did much better. I was amazed ...more at how clear the water was! I shoved almost my entire paddled down into the water, and could STILL see the other paddle end! anyway, the male bass are now on beds, in shallow, rocky and gravely shorelines, and I was able to land 6, plus a Crappie. the first bass, I had to work on him, and really convince him to bite, as, with the ultra-clear water, they are really spooky. Nothing monstrous. Average was about 14 inches, but I'll take it. Finesse was the name of the game.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Julian Fertman 0
      very nice !!
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks. Yeah, I was shocked it was so clear. I've never even seen it that clear down by the dam! I wonder how it looks down there.
    3. Drew H 0
      It is really cool to be able to see stuff in the water there, a big difference from Arthur!
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Turning things around. Nice day!
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      There you go Jim 👍
    6. Rick S 0
      Nice work Jim! Not sure I've ever fished in water that clear.
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  10. 2 of 5. Today was my first visit at Cross Creek. Bass were small, around 14 inches.

    Largemouth Bass with a Crankbait/Spinnerbait

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Good day! The last time I was at Cross Creek, it was also dink city. Waiting for some of the lunkers to wake up from this long winter and cold spring.
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Chad
    3. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!🎣
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Not near as nice as yours bud
    5. Rick S 0
      Nice work Mark!
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