1. I tried the 2nd of Pittsburgh's Rivers the other day (the Monongahela). It was a decent outing, though windy for kayak fishing. Caught 11 total, including ...more a white bass. Here's the best of 'em.

    2 lb. 10 oz. Smallmouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. John M 0
      Count me in Frank. I can always learn something new from the best ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      You should join Mark and me next season when we float the Middle Allegheny. The MA is very different than the Lower Allegheny.
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, John.
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Very nice, the Rivers have been good to you.
    5. John M 0
      Tx Rick. The "rivers" have been a new found pleasant "surprise" for me. Still have to give The Ohio a try to complete the trifecta (lol).
    6. Rick S 0
      Nice one! You've had a heck of a season on the rivers!
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  2. Kind of a humbling day on the Allegheny (comparatively) ...only 5 total ...This being the best.

    Smallmouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Rick S 0
      Beautiful smallmouth, wtg John!
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, John. That is a great catch.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Where do you launch if you go by yourself? Awesome fish
    4. Rick Carey 0
      solid bud...real solid ..never caught a tank small mouth..
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  3. I tried a different section of the Allegheny River this time. It was a smallmouth bonanza fest ...15 total. Here was the biggest. Fun time on the river for sure. ...more My shoulders still hurt from all the yak paddling ...lol.

    Smallmouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Walt Hilliard 0
      Nice day โ€ฆ.
      Keep plugging ๐ŸŽฃ
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Sorry so late, wtg John
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Looks like I picked the wrong weekend to be out of town. Nice fish and great day!
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  4. Many fish caught on the Allegheny (18 total). Mostly small mouths (a lot of dinks). Got another gizard shad too. This Cat was my best size-wise. Prettt good ...more fight!

    3 lb. Catfish with a Crankbait

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice day on the river!
  5. My first "ever" Muskie ...so elusive (for me). Got him on the Allegheny with a crankbait. Fought pretty darn good for being just 20 inches. And boy ...more "the teeth". I was a little anxious on how to handle him at first (lol). Certainly can't wait to catch the monster ones I've seen you guys land on here. What fun!

    20 in. Muskie with a Crankbait

    1. John M 0
      Thanks Drew. Literally mist have casted over 10,000 times this year and this was the ONLY Muskie i've ever caught :o) Maybe in another 2 or 3 years i'll ...more get another bite ....haha
    2. Drew H 0
      Nice! I've yet to get a muskie in PA, but I know it'll happen eventually!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Very nice John ๐Ÿ‘
    4. Walt Hilliard 0
      10000 more casts and maybe lol
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      Congratulations, John! Thatโ€™s awesome.
    6. Rick S 0
      Congrats John!! I dont catch many but always have some grippers to control those jaws
    7. carl schulze 0
      congratulations
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  6. I did a marathon on the Allegheny River Monday (sun-up to sunset). Caught 15 fish in total; 12 smallmouths, 2 cats and a bluegill just to confuse me (lol). Here ...more is the best of the Smallies (3lbs) and a PB "for me" since I started catching them a few months ago. Fun struff.

    3 lb. Smallmouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Nice Catch, John! You're restoring my faith in the Smallie population, on the Lower Allegheny!
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Did you go by yourself? I'd love to fish it myself just don't know where to launch.
    3. John M 0
      Hey Frank. I must have paddled my kayak over 6 miles that day ...ouch (lol)
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, John. You must have locked through on a float that long. Congrats on your PB.
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  7. Went out on the Allegheny River Friday. It was a Smallmouth festival (lol). Here's the best of 9.

    Smallmouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Football season! Nice bronze, John!
  8. Another decent day on the Allegheny. 13 fish in all. 6 smallmouths, 6 walleye and a perch for good measure (lol). All on a crankbait. This was the best of the ...more Smallies.

    Smallmouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice!
    2. John M 0
      Frank, yeah it's easy to paddle ...very SLOW current, especially near the shorelines. Sometimes no movement at all. It's actually low wind ...unlike Lake ...more Arthur at times (lol).
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Thanks, John. What I meant was are you able to launch and exit from the same launch (meaning that you can paddle easily up river). The launch that you mentioned ...more is not too far from the lock and dam (Pool 3).
    4. John M 0
      Frank, I'm launching in the Springdale area at some small marina.
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice smallie! Are you able to do a single-access launch at pool 4?
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      wow, that's a beauty, wtg
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  9. Had the Yak out on the Allegheny River yesterday. It was "variety day" again. Caught 4 Walleye, 3 Catfish and 1 Smallmouth. This was the smaller of ...more the Cats (...had "wet" camera troubles for the bigger ones).

    Catfish with a Crankbait

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice variety!
  10. Finally back from Florida and spent the afternoon on the Allegheny River. Had some good action! Caught this Catfish and 2 Walleyes (missed 4 others). Good to ...more be fishing what's familiar again...lol

    21 in. Catfish with a Crankbait

    1. Walt Hilliard 0
      Good ๐Ÿ‘ startโ€ฆ
    2. John M 0
      Tx Mark. The fish definitely strike differently/better up North here. But action is action ...I'll take it wherever I can get the bites (lol).
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      That's a great day John, wb
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It's only my 2nd season of serious fishing ...but oh the fun. I mainly target largemouth bass on Lake Arthur, but really any good "fighting ...more fish" will put a smile on my face. I recently landed a 9lb Striper and gotta say that was the best fight of my short fishing career. Thanks for checking in here! Good luck to all anglers.


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  • Species Bass (large or small)
  • Lure Crankbait

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