Sunday, March 18, 2012

Western PA and NE Ohio Trout and Panfish

Friday evening I got to fish a small creek.  I was only there for 45 minutes as it was getting dark, but I managed to catch 3 rainbow and 1 brown trout. 

Saturday morning we got up really early to fish Oil Creek.  We were the first ones in the creek, but when we left there were probably ten other guys.  The water level was great, maybe a tad high, but had a nice green color.  We caught a bunch of rainbows on woolly buggers and spinners.  There were some stoneflies and BWO's hatching, but no fish were eating on top.

After we got done fishing Oil Creek we stopped at a small lake in one of the state game lands and got our first bluegill of 2012.  Then we checked out a different lake and caught our first golden shiner of 2012!

Tamarack Lake was our last stop for the day, and it was a great decision stopping there.  We ended up catching 32 crappie on streamers and jigs!  The lake was very low.

This morning we decided to head back to Little Sandy Creek.  There were a lot of little black stoneflies hatching, but no fish were rising, or taking nymphs.  We caught most of our fish on streamers.  The stream was a little low, but the fish weren't too spooky.  Our total was around 13 stocked trout.  All rainbows, but I did hook a brown.

After Little Sandy, we ate lunch then headed back home.  We took a short break and then drove up to Mosquito Lake.  We didn't catch anything in the lake, so we went to the spillway(Mosquito Creek) and caught 10 perch and crappie on minnows.  It was a great weekend fishing!

Trout and Crappie video coming soon

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