Fishing early morning from a kayak, picked this guy up right off the thick weedbeds
With an hour left in the tournament, I decided to fish the Rt. 79 bridge pilings. Drop shotting proved fruitless, so I switched to a football jig. First cast to ...more the third piling, jig dropped right down alongside the piling. As soon as it hit bottom, I watched as my line started moving. Swung hard and set the hook. If I wasn't already anchored, he woulda dragged me around the lake! Fortunately, with me losing my phone earlier in the day, a fellow tournament member came along and kindly helped me get her submitted. I missed taking home the Big Bass award by .5 of an inch. My PB to date, although I have no idea exactly how much she weighed.
Second catch of the day,as part of day 2 of a 2-day tournament. I had just released a 15. inch LMB and threw back into the same spot, when this one hit. Unfortunately, ...more while fighting this, my phone fell into the water (Fellow kayaker took the pic for me), and I jumped in after it. Not only did I NOT successfully retrieve it, but my one baitcating combo fell in, too. Couldn't get THAT back, either. :(
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.