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. Nice mixed bag of several largemouth and smallmouth bass and a small muskie.. water temp avg around 64 degrees

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Great day, Rick. The tournament season is over soon. Hope to see you on Lake Arthur soon.
    3. bob churilla 0
      Nice catch Rick but please do not hold musky's like that. Hold them horizontally. As big and aggressive as they are they are pretty fragile when it comes to ...more handling.
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Great day buddy. Happy for you.
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice bag! All you need now is a Trout in that bag!πŸ˜œπŸŽ£πŸ€™
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  2. A slow morning, only had 4 hours to fish, caught only two.

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

    1. Rick S 0
      Chunky one!
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Hope you feel better soon.
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      You’re still catching them. I wanted to join you this morning but wasn’t feeling 100%.
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  3. Caught 6 Largemouth and 1 Perch all on 5" Pumkin Senkos with Green and Black Fleck.

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

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      It was slow yesterday but I'll take 6. Where I was fishing cab be tough.
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice job, Mark. Cant wait until we are the other side of the fall transition, when the bass start feeding up for winter.
    3. Rick S 0
      Nice work Mark, hopefully I'll get out this week.
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  4. Caught two 15 inchers, two dinks. They're here I just had no patience today.

    15.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Yum Dinger

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      For some reason I just couldn't focus, had no confidence.
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Breath and throw the Senko. Slow is good ;)
    3. Pretty decent outing, not always east to be patient.
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Weightless, Texas Rigged on a 3/0 EWG hook
    5. CJ Gregorini 0
      lol I meant how are you rigging the dinger?
    6. CJ Gregorini 0
      how are you digging the finger mark?
    7. Rick S 0
      Slow days happen to everyone, get em next time
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  5. Three of largest of six landed this morning.. four keeper sized bass, 17, 2-16s and a 15 incher. Couldn't find a kicker but still a decent morning.. water temp ...more 75

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Rick Carey 0
      solid fish man,.kinda tough right now for me..not fall yet..need to find new spots..lol
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice chunks!πŸŽ£πŸ€™
    3. Rick Carey 0
      tearing them up Rick way to go
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      getting ready for fall!
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      All nice ones Rick!!🎣
    6. Nice trip Rich!
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  6. Fished for a few hours in drizzle, caught 3. The fish on the left gave me an incredible fight. The one on the right did pretty well also. My other was small.

    2 lb. 3 oz. 17.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a 4" Ozark Smoke Yum Dinger

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Randy
    2. Nice fish. Good to see you still catching' em.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Thank you Frank
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice fish, Mark!
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Chad
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
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  7. I had a disappointing tournament result, 29th out of 51 anglers, but this nice smallie surprised me at the end of grinding day.

    2 lb. 9 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      That was me in the kayak, fishing a tournament.
    2. Luke Kephart 0
      Then that was you that I talked to just after you caught that one. I was the lone guy in the pontoon.
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Luke, Saturday.
    4. Luke Kephart 0
      Was that yesterday or Saturday?
    5. Drew H 0
      Arthur smallie, nice!
    6. Rick S 0
      Nice smallie!
    7. Bruce Parker 0
      Good size smallie. 29th is doing well and better then those with less then you. Better luck on your next tournament.
    8. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice Smallie bud
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  8. 4 of 11, had a blast after a slow start.

    16.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Popping Frog, Senko, Crankbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks all
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, Mark. I’m glad that you had a good day.
    3. Bruce Parker 0
      Nice fishing!
    4. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!
    5. Rick S 0
      Nice work out there today!
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  9. Best three of seven from this morning, 19 and 18.5 inch largemouth and a 16 inch smallmouth.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice job Rick! πŸ‘
    2. Bruce Parker 0
      Way ta go!
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, Rick
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice bud πŸ‘
    5. Rick Carey 0
      very nice Rick...quality fish man..great stuff
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  10. After yesterday at Pymatuming I had to fish, didn't care about the rain. Caught my first on a Chatterbait and this one on a new Booyah Spinnerbait. Fished about ...more 2 1/2 hours. I love Moraine.

    15.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Spinnerbait

    1. Rick S 0
      Way to get them under some nasty conditions!
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Yw Bob, last 2 years in August, especially last year were brutal. I went to Cross Creek last year, Moraine was dead.
    3. bob kriberney 0
      thank you mark!!
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Bob, August is usually tough
    5. Bruce Parker 0
      Nice one! Wish I could get back up there.
    6. bob kriberney 0
      moraine is beautiful but I call it the Dead Sea. took my grandkids two weeks in a row caught one Carly fish under 528 bridge!! still fun
    7. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty, I only get a day or two each week to fish so I like to catch something each time.
    8. Frank Yamada 0
      Glad you got a couple. Lake Arthur is your happy place.
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