Lake Arthur

Butler - Pennsylvania


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Widely considered to be Pennsylvania's No. 1 Largemouth Bass water. Lots of 3 to 5 pounders are available. Find hybrid stripers, black Crappie and some Walleye. Arthur is also a sleeper for muskie, with good numbers of 40-inch-plus fish. 3,225 acres

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Lake Arthur Fishing Reports

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  1. Bonus walleye mixed in with the stripers...37degrees at the launch this morning..water was 58

    Walleye with a crankbait

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, β€˜eye!
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!
    3. Nice Eye!🎣🍻
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  2. Stripers were active this morning in several areas of the lake...these are two of the largest landed today...left was 9.75 the one on the right was 8.5 lbs...an ...more absolutely incredible day with 21 stripers landed and a bonus 22inch walleye...i

    9 lb. 12 oz. Hybrid Striped Bass with a crankbait

    1. Jeff B 0
      INCREDIBLE in deed!! Very happy for you Rick! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Your on fire Rick!!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Randy, what's you record for Stripers in a day?
    4. R Leventry 0
      Your new best record for hybrids in a day! Congratulations!
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      Stripers tremble at his name... Epic day, Rick!
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      I hear the Stripers filed a grievance.
    7. Wow! Great fish!πŸ†πŸŽ£πŸ‘Š
    8. Drew H 0
      21! insane day!
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  3. Had a blast today, 3 LM(2 17 inchers), 2 Hybrid Stripers(both 6lbs plus), 1 Carp(13 lbs). Caught my first two Bass on topwater poppers, all the rest on Crankbait, ...more including the Carp.

    6 lb. 4 oz. Hybrid Striped Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Bruce Parker 0
      Great day for sure!
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Yeah, a great day with the stripers, largemouth, and that bonus carp. Those carp will strip your drag!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Chad and Frank
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      I thought I had another Striper, they fight the same. This guy took me for a nice ride. When I finally got it to the surface I was sad.
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      A carp on a crank bait? What an awesome day, Mark!
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!
    7. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Jeff, Randy and Rick
    8. Mark Merlin 0
      catfish, it's the Vibe Seaghost 110
    9. Rick S 0
      Nice stripers Mark..glad you hooked up with them! Good work on the bass also..
    10. R Leventry 0
      Great day!
    11. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠMind telling me what kayak you’re using
    12. Jeff B 0
      GREAT day man!
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  4. best of 4 i caught

    3 lb. 3 oz. 18.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a spinnerbait

    1. Cool!
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice one Chris!
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  5. These are the largest of 12 Hybrid Stripers landed today...weights 8.5lbs...Stripers were active in several areas today...bonus fish, a 21 inch 3.75lb walleye and ...more 4 largemouth in the 2.5lb to 2.7lb range . Air temp this morning was 37 with water temp around 57

    Hybrid Striped Bass with a crankbait

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Absolutely killin β€˜em!
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Wait for it........
    3. WOW!
    4. Good variety action! πŸŽ£πŸ‘Š
    5. Jeff B 0
      GREAT day Rick! Thanks for the excellent report.
    6. Jim Mortell 0
      Very nice fish. I am coming up to Lake Arthur soon with friends. Can you describe in detail what types of lures/bait you use for these fish? Thanks...
    7. Drew H 0
      Awesome!
    8. R Leventry 0
      Wow!!
    9. Mark Merlin 0
      I'm running out of things to say. Great going sir, you need your own Fishing App.
    10. nice catching πŸ‘Œ
    11. Chad Jaco 0
      Go Rick!! Great day!!🎣
    12. J Petey 0
      What a haul! πŸ‘Œ
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  6. 4 on the chatterbait. A nice calm evening (finally!) where the wind isn't blowing me all over the place.

    Here's the vid! https://youtu.be/aYDW6-7yYAc

    4 lb. Largemouth Bass with a chatterbait

    1. sounds like a good evening to me
    2. Bill Nichie 0
      Outstanding video. You the man!
    3. Rick S 0
      WTG Drew..cold and wind has made it rough for certain.
    4. Drew H 0
      I've been stuck at home not wanting to be exhausted and cold on the water, lol.
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Been wondering where you've been. Nice going.
    6. Nice fish, Drew. The cold and wind has been tough
    7. BILL MACKAY 0
      On them again! Way to go Drew
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  7. Another cold morning, 37 at the launch, water temp 54 to 55, managed one striper and 2 largemouth that weren't photo worthy.. Packed it in early, cold north ...more wind, had enough.

    21.0 in. Hybrid Striped Bass with a crankbait

    1. R Leventry 0
      Real nice! way to get em.
    2. nice hybrid
    3. Casey Clark 0
      Heard of a Lake record Bass coming put of Muddy creek Tuesday midday..... someone also ssaid they saw dnr park ranger at 528 to verify....πŸ€”
    4. thats a chunk!πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      That's a successful morning bud, vn.
    6. Damn chunk! I’m jealous! πŸŽ£πŸ†πŸ‘Š
    7. It’s been very cold here too! seems pretty late in the season for us to be in the 30s still in the mornings. At least you had a few really nice ones! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ£
    8. BILL MACKAY 0
      another beauty!
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  8. This mornings bonus fish, a 4lb walleye and a 6lb striper...cold and windy but a pretty great day

    Hybrid Striped Bass with a crankbait

    1. that’s a nice walleye!!
    2. helluva🀦
    3. Hellyva day bud!
    4. Drew H 0
      Nice! I've yet to get a Walleye there, some day!
    5. Nice variety!πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    6. Rick is after all species. Nice fish!
    7. b ripoer 0
      Nice ones Rick
    8. The man the myth the legend. Rick gettin R done. nicely done
    9. Pete Lyden 0
      great surprise
    10. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!
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  9. Here's 2 of 8 largemouth from this morning..the bass ranged from 3lb to 1.75lbs..all were keeper sized...water temp 54..air temp at the launch was 38 this morning

    Largemouth Bass with a Swimjig

    1. nice ones πŸ‘πŸ»
    2. Casey Clark 0
      you crushed em today Rick!🀘🏽
    3. Bill Young 0
      Nice fish, anyone catching crappies on the lake?
    4. Nice day for sure. To cold for me.
    5. Nice bass. Way to brave the cold and have another great day.
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Way to brave the elements Rick. Those would eat the Bass I caught today.
    7. Chad Jaco 0
      Couple nice ones Rick!!🎣
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  10. Laid into the stripers this morning..These are 3 of 17 landed...Stripers were active in several areas...largest was 9.75lbs, most in the 6 to 7 lb range...Air temp ...more 39 at the launch, water temp avg 57

    Hybrid Striped Bass with a crankbaits

    1. Impressive outing Rick! Looks like you had a blast!
    2. John M 0
      Wow man. Please leave some for the rest of us shelps (lol). Kidding, nice hual!!!
    3. Tanks!πŸŽ£πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. Lenny Iorio 0
      Looks like they are still in somewhat deep water I'm hoping to take a drive next weekend.
    5. Drew H 0
      Hell yeah!! Can't wait to get into a school of these again.
    6. Nice one's buddyπŸ‘
    7. b ripoer 0
      Nice Rick good job.
    8. Jim Holland 0
      Wow! Nice, Rick!
    9. R Leventry 0
      Great trip Rick. What a blast you had!!
    10. BILL MACKAY 0
      you are on them again, Rick. what a day!
    11. Jeff B 0
      Stripers tremble when they hear your name! Nice catch! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    12. That is what I’m talking about!
    13. Nice that sounds like a great day
    14. Mark Merlin 0
      WTG buddy, happy for you.
    15. 🀩 Nicely done as always Rick
    16. J Petey 0
      Wow amazing as always Rick!
    17. Chad Jaco 0
      Way to go Rick!!🎣
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