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. first good one for a wednesday night tournament. unfortunately no other keepers. 21" 4.46 pounds. second largest keeper of the night. released to be caught ...more again

    4 lb. 8 oz. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a senko

    1. Rick S 0
      Awesome!
    2. George Horvath 0
      Wtg
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Very nice Jim
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  2. 2.75lb largemouth was the largest today. Lots of action though, hooked around 20 bass, lost several including one that would have gone 3lb. Water temp around 80 ...more to 82 . Chatterbait and senkos accounted for most of the bass. Off the water by 10:30, 86 or so degrees, had enough

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Rick Carey 0
      I'd take that Rick..can't complain buddy
    2. carl schulze 0
      nice tanks rick
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      That is a lot of fish-catching in a short amount of time. Smart to get off the water early today. It’s a hot one!
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      2 nice days in a row bud, happy for you.
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  3. Excellent morning at Lake Arthur, 1st bass 3.75lbs, also 3.25 and a 3lber were the best of 15 landed..A few 1's and 2's and a bunch of dinks. Variety of ...more lures, chatterbait, crankbait, senkos and spinnerbait.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. from a boat ☺️
    2. Rick S 0
      Bri Fielding. Without knowing whether you have a boat or are fishing from shore it's hard to help.
    3. where about do you catch them? I’ve lived here two years and take my boys out and can’t find the bass it’s so disappointing
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Awesome day with some quality fish!
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      That's a seriously good day, wtg.
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      Good day! 🎣🍻👍
    7. Jim Leise 0
      hell of a good day on the water, It looked like a good morning to be out, but i was going to fish the wed. night tourney so i stayed home.. 8 fish caught, only ...more 1 over 15.
    8. Charles Clear 0
      awesome fish Rick!!
    9. Rick Carey 0
      good day ..I'd take that fishing
    10. carl schulze 0
      tank day
    11. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!
    12. Nice trip with better size bass!
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  4. Two tournaments in two days. In one, I had my worst finish, 66th out of 103 anglers. In the other, I tied for first with 80 1/2 inches for five fish. The other angler’s ...more largest fish bested mine by 3/4-inch, so he took first, and I finished in second. I could not cull my smallest score-able bass, and I lost what would have been the tournament-winning fish at the boat. Still, a good end to a tournament weekend.

    3 lb. 17 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Thanks, Mark, but ignore it, especially when it is coming from a guy who has no catches posted. He’s a lurker looking for free information. I stopped making my locations ...more public a while ago, because of dudes like this guy who are not putting in their own time. Those who comment and follow my posts mostly know me, know where we are all fishing, and know the lures I use.
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Jeffrey, that's uncalled for. You owe Frank an apology.
    3. Jeffrey Steck 0
      your full of crap and u never tell anyone exactly where u fish. I’m calling BS
    4. Jeffrey Steck 0
      your full of crap and u never tell anyone exactly where u fish. I’m calling BS
    5. Bruce Parker 0
      Awesome job!
    6. Charles Clear 0
      great job! I was on Arthur Sunday, the muddy water made it tough. I have a lot to learn yet though
    7. Charles Clear 0
      great job! I was on Arthur Sunday, the muddy water made it tough. I have a lot to learn yet though
    8. Good job !! I gots to ge me up to this Lake Arthur .
    9. Rick S 0
      Awesome finish!
    10. Mark Merlin 0
      Wow, sooo close, good job Frank.
    11. Real nice results! Congratulations on a “near win”.
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  5. Put the yak on Lake Arthur yesterday. It was an okay/variety day. Caught 5 species in total (not including some stick-fish and Redondo (inside joke with my son...lol)). ...more 14 fish were landed when it was all said and done. This was the best LM. Felt good to be back on PA waters, even if it was just for a brief time.

    2 lb. 14 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Crank bait

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice one John!
  6. stellar day on the lake 20 bass for me, 16 for my buddy. 8 over 15" this was the biggest of the day, 21" and tipped my scale at 5.04 pounds. launched ...more at old 422.

    5 lb. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a 5" senko

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Fantastic Jim.
    2. Nice one ☝️
    3. Jim Leise 0
      21, 17, 16.5, 16, 16, 15.75, 15.5, 15
    4. Jim Leise 0
      John, unfortunately nothing else topped 2 pounds 4 fish limit probably close to 11. 5 fish limit a little over 12.
    5. Luke Kephart 0
      That's a beautiful example of a bass!
    6. John M 0
      Impressive numbers! What do you think your 5 fish "bag" would have weighed in at??
    7. Rick S 0
      Wow! What an incredibly good day. Way to go Jim!
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  7. The biggest of 6 today. It was my first fish of the day and was a very good fighter.

    4 lb. 5 oz. 21.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Spinnerbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks gents
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Mark!!
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Big one, nice Mark!
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      ty
    5. Jim Leise 0
      nice one!
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks guys
    7. Nice fish! You're having some good outings Mark...
    8. Rick S 0
      Great way to start the day! 👍👍👍👍👍👍
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  8. 20" 4.0 pounds

    4 lb. 20 in. Largemouth Bass with a Berkley PowerBait Power Worms

    1. Nice one ☝️
    2. Robert Ondick 0
      Very nice catch Jim p
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      wtg Jim
    4. Real nice one!
    5. I looked you up and see you are an expert at fishing Lake Arthur !! I can't believe I never been there . Butler ? Bret Micheals of Poison band is from Butler ...more .
    6. Big lures for big fish !!
    7. Does anyone actually catch fish using Premium Mapping ?
    8. Jim Leise 0
      Wiliam, 8.5" black powerworm texas rigged 1/8 oz weight.
    9. How about showing you lure there Jim ?
    10. Bee - uti - ful
    11. Jim Leise 0
      best of 9 today
    12. Rick S 0
      Real nice!
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  9. Nothing big but a good numbers day. 14 landed with the largest bass @ 2.75lbs. My early morning striper bite has dried up, time to focus on the bass.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Excellent!
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Very nice sir Snowden 👍
    4. I would love to hear what you think about Twin lakes
    5. Uhh , that fish looks way over 2.75 pounds there buddy . You sure that's right ?
    6. Another good trip for you! Sorry the hybrids dried up. i noticed a big decrease in shallow bait action this morning. Nice seeing you today!
    7. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice bass! It was great while it lasted! I was envious,still am! 😜🎣🤙
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