Lake Arthur

Butler - Pennsylvania


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  • 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. pretty nice largie!

    3 lb. 4 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Bomber Deep Long A Lures

  2. First night bite stripers for 2020. Both released to get bigger.

    Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. C.A. Prez 0
      Thanks everyone. We're talking about that last night, live bait is king at night. But we've heard any larger lures that matches that bait, should work.
    2. Chad Shirey 0
      Congrats
    3. R Leventry 0
      Good catch!
    4. Rick S 0
      Nice Hybrids !!!
    5. Kevin Rafferty 0
      Reason I'm asking is because my Son-in-law just got a new bass boat and he never fished Moraine..
    6. Kevin Rafferty 0
      beautiful strippers C.A... I've fished Lake Arthur all my life never caught a striper out of there lol.. caught alot of largemouth thou.. you fish them at night ...more right? and you don't have to give secrets up I'm just wondering what some crank bait or spinners that are good to use for them?
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  3. 18.0 in. Smallmouth Bass with a swimbait

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      that’s a nice Lake Arthur smallie
    2. Chad Shirey 0
      great conditions out
    3. Josh Sommerville 0
      Good one RickπŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Kevin Rafferty 0
      another nice smally Rick πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. R Leventry 0
      good one!
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice catch!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    7. J Petey 0
      Nice Bronzeback!
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  4. After smashing 10 to 12 1.5-2lbers. pulled out the jackhammer to clean up with a 2.15(pic) and a 3.38 video of the day can be found here https://youtu.be/6VXB6x6EQi4

    2 lb. 15 oz. 18.0 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. awsome catch Casey πŸ‘
    2. awsome catch Casey πŸ‘
    3. awsome catch Casey πŸ‘
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Very nice toad, Casey!
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  5. Cold start this morning, 39 degrees, bluebird skies, post cold front. Water temp 67 when I launched. Managed to scrounge up a few

    Largemouth Bass with a Swimjig

    1. Nice pair Rick! πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Nice, as always, Rick! Had the same thing at Cross Creek. Fish woke up around 10, when things started to warm up.
    3. Chad Shirey 0
      Awesome catch Rick
    4. Rick S 0
      Thanks everyone, three to five feet deep on a swimjig. Definety spawned out.
    5. SweetπŸ‘πŸ»
    6. Rob C 0
      Were they shallow, Rick?
    7. R Leventry 0
      Good catch for conditions!
    8. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice job Rick!!
    9. Sunday cold front shut them down where I was nice job finding them RickπŸ‘
    10. What were they hitting Rick?
    11. Awsome !!
    12. Jeff B 0
      39° doesn't motivate most people to get out there but you show how it can pay off. Very nice Rick!
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  6. first mondo of the year!

    Hybrid Striped Bass with a live bait

    1. Chad Shirey 0
      Huge
    2. Ben English 0
      thanks guys!
    3. Rick S 0
      Nice one Ben!
    4. Ethan Smith 0
      Big fish!
    5. R Leventry 0
      Nice one!
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  7. GREAT day for Black/White Crappie! Largest was a White at 14" and 1.25 lbs. Spent the morning using my 9' bamboo rod jigging. Afternoon, I switched to ...more my 8' Zebco Crappie Fighter with a slip bobber. I'm STILL PUMPED!

    1 lb. 4 oz. 14.0 in. White Crappie with a Silver Flake/White Tube on 1/32 jig

    1. great catch buddy I was there Saturday and caught 7 largemouth biggest was 17" all caught on a chartreuse green Rebel Crawfish crank bait.. Great to see nice ...more crappies πŸ‘
    2. Jeff B 0
      Hi Chad! It's going to be beautiful out today. Best of luck to all of you!
    3. Chad Shirey 0
      That's awesome. Im taking my two grandkids and daughter to Arthur today.
    4. Rob C 0
      Clever. Thanks!
    5. Jeff B 0
      Hi Rob! Water was 10'. They were suspended about 5 or 6'. I made the floating livewell using a basket, pool noodle and some zip ties. Quick, easy project ...more that has proved useful.
    6. Jeff B 0
      Thanks guys. Very thankful for the meals they'll provide! Just got a recipe for "Crappie Balls". Gonna give it a try.
    7. Rob C 0
      Great day Jeff! the crappie were kind of deep at β€˜10. where’d you get the fish holder?
    8. Rob C 0
      Great day Jeff! the crappie were kind of deep at β€˜10. where’d you get the fish holder?
    9. Rick S 0
      Looks like a great day for sure! and some good eating! wtg
    10. Shawn Bobb 0
      I’ll be over for the fry!!
    11. Mark Merlin 0
      wtg Jeff
    12. Chris M 0
      I'd call that a successful day 🎣
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  8. Largest 2 of the morning, look like a couple post spawn females...landed 8..no luck with the stripers today.. water temp is 70 degrees

    Largemouth Bass with a Chatterbait

    1. nice catch Rick.. I caught 7 largemouth biggest was 17" all caught on a chartreuse green Rebel crawdad crank bait.. spent almost 2 hours trying to figure out ...more the color and the crank bait, all caught down by the Route 528 bridge
    2. Nice Rick at it again! I look forward to your posts. Edinboro lake temp 73 today got a few smallmouth and a few small bass nothing to post.
    3. Rob C 0
      Good job! I’m pretty new to the sport. caught nothing in Porters Cove this afternoon!
    4. Jim Leise 0
      they were biting like mad this morning nothing over 17" for me and my buddy but probably 2 dozen by noon nice fish!
    5. Nice ones RickπŸ‘πŸ»
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  9. A real blast on a spinning rod and 8lb test. Water temp avg 70 degrees

    Hybrid Striped Bass with a rapala crankbait

    1. Nice catch RickπŸ‘πŸ»
    2. Jim Holland 0
      On 8 lb.? That had to been fun!
    3. Rick S 0
      Thanks everyone
    4. Wow Another nice one there Rick
    5. Drew H 0
      Wow. That must've been an interesting fight! I can't wait to catch a few more of these guys.
    6. Nice!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    7. Jeff B 0
      Dig it. I can hear the reel screaming!
    8. gotta love those early morning stripers
    9. J Petey 0
      Your angling skills are amazing! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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  10. 8 bass and a BIG OL PIKE yesterday. Biggest pike I've caught in a LONG time, maybe the biggest overall? Unfortunately, no way to measure it, but here's the ...more vid!

    https://youtu.be/hcPg4k1Koos

    Northern Pike with a Chatterbait

    1. Drew H 0
      yeah its a beige-ish color, prob looks grey in the morning though
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Grey kayak? Mine is orange. I woulda been the guy offloading his kayak as you and another kayaker got on the water.
    3. Drew H 0
      Yep prob me! Got there right around sunrise.
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Nice. Were you out at 422 on Saturday? There were 2 other kayakers prepping to go out when I showed up. Thought one might be you, but wasn't gonna pry.
    5. J Petey 0
      Way to go!
    6. Rick S 0
      Excellent!
    7. Frank Yamada 0
      nice pike!
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