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. It might be time to put the kayak away for the winter. Warm day. There were some active bass in the morning. By midday the wind made it tough to stay on spots. This ...more was the biggest of three in a short 2 1/2 hr session this morning.

    2 lb. 16 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice outing Frank, it's a wrap for me until spring
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice way to end the season 👍
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  2. There are still some fish feeding up for the fall. Biggest of three in a short, early evening session.

    2 lb. 5 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Yeah, Michelle and I only had one a piece on Saturday. Tough day.
    2. Drew H 0
      Only managed 1 on Sat, had another one on right before I left but managed to get tangled up in my own rods on the hookset. 😂
    3. Rick S 0
      Nice!
    4. Walt Hilliard 0
      👍
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  3. Caught 3 Bass and a small 21 inch Pike. It was a nice morning until the wind picked up.

    17.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Swimbait

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice and cold! And a pike to prove it.
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!
    3. Walt Hilliard 0
      Keep plugging…literally lol
    4. Rick S 0
      Nice catches Mark!! Seemed to be tough to get bit this fall.
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  4. Caught 3, a 19", 15", and 14", all on a Booyah Spinnerbait. No other lure was working today.

    3 lb. 9 oz. 19.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Booyah Spinnerbait

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      That 19” is a beauty! Nice job!
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice work Mark, the bite has been tough lately, but you still managed to find a good one wtg!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty
    4. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!! You found the lucky lure!!
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  5. Took me way to long to figure out how and where I should have been fishing, last fish of the day, 19inch, 3.75lber.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice job, Rick! That’s a hefty bass!
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Sweet! Nice catch!🤙🎣
    3. Rick Carey 0
      rock solid rick...no doubt it my mind that you could figure them out..
    4. Bruce Parker 0
      Nice!
    5. bob kriberney 0
      I fished there today! Not a bite! Talked to a guy in a decked out kayak and he said worse day ever fishing. But it was a stellar day to enjoy grandson
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Most importantly, PMA, way to stay at it.
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  6. A bit of a grind today bit managed to catch 3 keeper sized largemouth, 16 to 17.5 inches. Also landed 1 smallmouth. Water temp 61 to 62.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      It’s been a grind this fall. Way to grind ‘em out!
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Rick!!
    3. bob churilla 0
      Nice Rick! I was launching my boat down on the lower Allegheny and was chatting with a fellow angler about fishing lake Auther and your name came up! You have quite ...more a following!
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Good job Rick
    5. Rick Carey 0
      greta fish Rick like always..those bass look well managed in that lake very healthy
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      Decent day with some nice chunks!🎣👍
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  7. Only 2 on a very windy day. First time out in 2 weeks, felt good.

    16.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Senko/Chatterbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      ty Randy
    2. Randy Leventry 0
      Good trip. You seem to catch ‘em in any conditions!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks Gents, sad that it's almost over for this year.
    4. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice work, Mark. Way to grind ‘em out.
    6. Rick S 0
      Nice work Mark, very tough conditions today
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  8. Nice mixed bag of several largemouth and smallmouth bass and a small muskie.. water temp avg around 64 degrees

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Randy Leventry 0
      Nice trip again! Just needed a striper for the quadfecta
    2. Rick Carey 0
      real nice Rick man u have a knack for getting the good ones..awesome variety must have been fantastic day
    3. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Great day, Rick. The tournament season is over soon. Hope to see you on Lake Arthur soon.
    5. 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.
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Great day buddy. Happy for you.
    7. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice bag! All you need now is a Trout in that bag!😜🎣🤙
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  9. 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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  10. 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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