Lake Arthur

Butler - Pennsylvania


  • 946 catches

  • 2K+ followers

  • 69 spots

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. Largemouth Bass with a SPINNERBAIT

  2. Largemouth Bass with a SPINNERBAIT

  3. Largemouth Bass with a SPINNERBAIT

  4. FISHIN FOR MUSKIE

    Largemouth Bass with a BUCKTAIL

  5. Best 3 of five this afternoon... 5lb 8oz striper. 4lb and 3lb LM and a couple of dinks today.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Rick S 0
      WTG Ryan!
    2. R Leventry 0
      Ryan, nice catch!
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  6. First November Muskie! Last cast, around 35 to 36". I'll take that over staying in anytime. Landed 1 of 2 strikes this morning. Only costed me a dozen donuts, ...more to get out of the house today.

    35.0 in. Muskellunge

    1. C.A. Prez 0
      Thanks everyone. Have a good weekend. Tight lines.
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice one!! Way to go!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Very nice fish πŸ‘
    4. Walt Hilliard 0
      nice going. I am glad to see that you someone still after it
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  7. It was a slow spring but an awesome mid-summer and fall. The two largest bass of the season for me came within days of each other at the same lake, both just short ...more of 4 1/2 lbs. Other highlights came within a three week period in July when I caught six 3 1/2 pounders (all exactly 3 lbs 8 oz) at four different lakes (2 at Presque Isle, 2 at Lake Arthur, 1 at Chautauqua, and 1 at Cross Creek). It was a good year, and I am already counting the days until spring. Thanks to my Fishidy friends/connections Rick, Mark, Jim, and Drew, who have taught me a lot about fishing in Western PA. It was good to meet them on the water this year.

    4 lb. 5 oz. 20 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Drew H 0
      Can't wait till next year, I have so many rods to lose! lol
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice to meet you Frank
    3. Rick S 0
      Awesome season Frank, can't wait till next year!
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Always a pleasure, Frank. Honored to call you a friend. see ya next season, and rest up that back. you're gonna need it to haul in the hogs! πŸ™‚
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  8. A few of my better catches from this year. Its a shame that this year is over. A huge shout out to Rick S, he spends many hours teaching and mentoring me, Jeff ...more B., thanks for the great days on the water, catching them one after another. I was finally able to meet Frank and Drew, the best Kayak fishermen on the lake. Thanks to Mike, a coworker, had lots of fun with him as well. Jim, was great seeing you as well. Ok, I'm done. Tight lines all.

    Largemouth Bass with a Spinnerbait

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Great year for you, Mark. Some real linkers. Can’t wait until spring.
    2. Drew H 0
      Seeya next year!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      All the best Jim
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Till next season, Mark. πŸ™‚πŸ‘‹
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Sounds good Rick. Jeff, I missed you towards the end. I know you were busy. Hopefully next year we can get out a bit.
    6. Jeff B 0
      It was fun Mark. Looking forward to a lot more of that next year! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    7. Rick S 0
      Good times for sure Mark, next year we'll work on Stripers .. lol
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  9. Well that's a wrap on 2020..put the boat back on the trailer for the last time this year..Nov 10th with high near 80! Water temp around 51. Expect water temps ...more to drop into the 40s in the next couple days..Had a good year, spent some time on the water with some really good people... so now I have 5 months to get the smell of skunk out of the boat, only had one strike today and I missed him

    Largemouth Bass

    1. R Leventry 0
      I always enjoy your reports Rick. Congratulations on an outstanding season.
    2. Rick S 0
      Thanks everyone! tight lines and Happy Holidays!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      I agree with Debbie, it's a sad day. You crushed it this year, wtg. Im happy to know you, here's to many more years on the lake.
    4. Always sad to see the season end but you sure enjoyed a productive year! πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      You caught some beauties this year!πŸŽ£πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    6. Rick S 0
      Thanks Bill !
    7. Rick S 0
      Thanks Frank, I have some work to do, tend to struggle in the fall
    8. BILL MACKAY 0
      thanks for sharing with rest of us. you are a great fisherman & seem like an even better person. have a great offseason! tight lines!
    9. Frank Yamada 0
      You had a great year on the lake, Rick.
    10. Jim Holland 0
      Time to regroup and get ready for the new season.
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  10. Caught this and a Perch. Had a great year. Be safe everyone, God Bless.

    Largemouth Bass with a Chatterbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks Rick
    2. Rick S 0
      Absolutely beautiful day today, glad I was able to share it with you..
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Yes, I didn't realize how nice today was going to be so I took vacation day.
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Having a hard time putting down the rod and reel for the season? me too! Nice catch!
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Thank you Frank, so did you. 27 in one day was very impressive.
    6. Frank Yamada 0
      You had an awesome year. I can’t wait until the spring.
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