Slow retrieve dragged on bottom.
An outstanding warmwater fishery supports quality Largemouth Bass, black Crappie and Bluegill. The bass maintain one of the most dense and stable populations in the state. Good numbers of purebred muskie available.
Decided to get out and practice a few techniques that are not part of my comfort zone. Last time was weightless worms. This time, I decided to focus on Drop Shotting, ...more as well as scope out a potential body of water for an upcoming challenge. Six, in all. First one thrashed and snapped my line with my bait still in it's mouth. Second one, my phone must not have got the shot like I thought. The true memory of the day, was at around 1 O'clock, when I decided to check out a shallow bay. Paddled through a giant bait ball. Spun around, put down the drop shot and picked up a black paddletail. On the 2nd or 3rd cast, I had my bite. Didn't think much of it, until a tank all of 6 or 7 pounds jumped next to my kayak, and spit the bait! God, I wish I had landed her! Totally dwarfed my PB of 5 pounds! At least I have the memory.
Crappie are by far the most popular species. The typical fish runs 10 to 12 inches with plenty of 14-to 16-inch slabs available. Largemouth numbers are good. Shenango is also one of PA's premier Chann...
Army Corp of Engineers - Fish for bluegills and crappie in Celery Bay or Golden Run. If ice is unsafe, try the Shenango River tail waters for brown/rainbow trout (open water). Southwest Mercer County...
Suggested Location for Stocked Trout from Lake Wilhelm Road bridge downstream to Crooked Creek.
Suggested Location for Stocked Trout from Crooked Creek downstream to mouth.