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. Very different weekend than last. Cold front with ESE winds. Caught seven all weekend. This was the largest

    2 lb. 13 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Rick S 0
      Good job Frank, glad to see that you caught some!
  2. Low 40s when I launched, water temp 58...saw small buck swimming across the lake, didn't catch squat...oh well...

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Rich Kelly 0
      sweet pic!!
    2. Cool pic!🌎
    3. They cant hide nowhere these days🀣🀣. They're damn good swimmers thoπŸ‘πŸ».
    4. very cool pic
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Cool pic !!
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  3. First fish of the day, 3.25lb largemouth..best of 4....water temp 60 to 62degrees.. air temp 40 when I launched at 6...pre dawn smallmouth didn't cooperate today

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Nice catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Another nice fish for you, vn bud.
    3. Jim Holland 0
      Back in action!
    4. you are the man, Rick!
    5. Nice one Rick! πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    6. BILL MACKAY 0
      Very nice Rick! Can't wait to get back out there
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  4. Took a gamble today, and decided to try an area I never fished before on Lake Arthur. Morning started off well enough with several blow ups that didn't connect. ...more Then, I had the pleasure of finally meeting Rick S., in person. Great guy. We probably chatted for 20 minutes or so, then went back to fishing. Unfortunately, it didn't seem like the Bass wanted to play with me, today, as I spent most of my time in Trout Cove, trying to locate them. They were there, but elusive. Only 2 of the day were dinks, caught on back-to-back casts with a wacky rigged senko. Win some, lose some. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

    Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Jim Holland 0
      It was just a weird day. I would get a blow up, they'd miss, and they'd never come back for it. One and done. Right after Rick left, I cast a frog into ...more this cut he and I had just talked about, and my line just barely caught on an overhang, causing the frog to dangle in the water. a bass jumped up and ripped it out of the snag, then disappeared. Later, toward the end of the day, as I was casting on the southern side of the small island at 528, I was lifting my chatterbait out of the water for a recast, when I look down and see a bass chewing on my trailer. The rest of the bait was already out of the water! Like I said, weird day.
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice meeting you also Jim!
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  5. There was a ENE wind, which means a cold front coming through. I was able to get eight, all very good size. Most were 16-17 inches and between 2 and 2 1/2 lbs. This ...more was the biggest, 18 inches and 3 lbs 8 oz.

    3 lb. 8 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Thanks, Mark. I was fishing the same pattern that worked on the day before, but on Saturday, I only caught two fish. Yesterday, I apparently found them.
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      There you go Frank, very nice Bass and a great day.
    3. Thanks, Rick and Jim. I caught two yesterday. Similar pattern today, I just happened to find β€˜em.
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Nice one, Frank. I was out there, too. 2 dinks is all I got.
    5. Rick S 0
      Great day Frank!, I just didn't figure it out,
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  6. First bass of the day, a solid 3lber. Sadly, it was one and done.. never figured it out..quick trip today back to the dock at noon.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Nice tank!!!!
    2. Nice one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    3. nice fish rick
    4. Jim Holland 0
      That's a nice 3 pounder. Sadly, I couldn't figure em out, either.
    5. Not just beating the skunk, that’s throwing the skunk out of the yard! Nice fish.
    6. Nice one!πŸŽ£πŸ‘Š Bass Fishing has been slow here as well! We’ve been 10 degrees warmer than usual this time of year! That combined with low water levels with the structure ...more out of the water has made fishing tough from shore!
    7. Better than a skunk! Nice one Rick.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    8. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice fish bud.
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  7. I couldn't find the bass the others found today, but this smashed a Whopper Plopper early this morning. Probably around 22-24" or so.

    Muskellunge

    1. Toothy one blowups are great on the plopper too. I get some nice northerns here and there on the plopper but no muskies for me on it yet.
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Very nice!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      I've yet to catch a Muskie. wtg
    4. Rick S 0
      Always a fun surprise !
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  8. Only one today but it was a good one

    17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Strike King Standard Buzzbaits

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Nice!
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice one Bill!
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  9. The first unexpected PB of the day....

    1 lb. 6 oz. 15.0 in. White Crappie

    1. Jim Holland 0
      That's a big Crappie. Nice!
    2. Rob C 0
      That’s huuuge!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Man, that's a nice one. great going.
    4. Rick S 0
      Sweet crappie!
    5. Slabasaurus! Congrats! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  10. Another great day, 1 of 11, caught this, an 18, a few 17s, 16s etc. All on the same Spinnerbait, in and around openings in the pads and grass.

    3 lb. 15 oz. 19.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Spinnerbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Jim, it's been fun.
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Very nice. You've been killing them, Mark.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty, hope you are well.
    4. Jeff B 0
      CRUSHING 'EM. Congrats buddy!
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Rob, Im in a Sea Eagle 285fpb. Its an inflatable boat thats super comfortable and has a trolling motor. Ty Frank, Ive had 2 great Saturdays in a row. My spinnerbait ...more is crushing them.
    6. Nice, Mark! I only caught two 15 inches (about 1 1/2 lbs). You’ve been killing them.
    7. Rob C 0
      Great Mark! In a yak?
    8. Nice.... racking em up!
    9. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Rick, had fun, then the wind started.
    10. Rick S 0
      Outstanding day at Arthur! WTG Mark!
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