Charles Fensel of Fairview came in with this nice 1 pound 5 ˝ ounce Perch. It was 14 inches long and had a girth of 10 inches. He caught it in 59 ft of water off the Light House off the Peninsula. He said he caught it on a Golden Shiner.
Word is that the Perch are out in 60-63 ft of water West of Walnut Creek. Also, some can be found straight out in 58-62 ft.
The Walleye seem to be heading west. Most of the boats are going out to Godfrey and Elk Creek and even further west to find them. They are out in 58-70 ft of water. They seem to be biting better on the Renowski’s than on worms lately.
Brian Grucza of Erie brought in an 11 pound 4 ounce female Steelhead for Angler Award. She was 31 inches long and had a girth of 17 inches. He caught her on the South side of the marina in Walnut Creek on power bait. The color was Green.
|Six year old Bre'saun Oaks from Pittsburgh brought in this nice 7 pound 1 ounce female steelhead with his Little Tikes fishing pole. It was 26 3/4 inches long and had a 14 1/2 inch girth. He caught it on the South side of the marina in Walnut Creek on power bait. His color was yellow/green mixed. It was his first fish so he received and Angler Award for First Fish.|
The creeks are low and clear. There are a few people fishing from shore but not too many fish being caught. I have had some people say they caught a few and some said that there were none. I've seen a couple get caught but nothing great just yet.
The fish are just now beginning to come in closer from deep water. Some of the boaters are having a little luck in front of the creeks but it is still a little too early. A few will come in but then they go back out because of the clarity of the water. It should be a couple weeks yet before a good run. The middle of October till the middle of November are prime time for fishing the mouths of the creeks and the creeks themselves. Before that, they just dribble in. After the end of November, it starts slowing down a bit.
Most people are using Cleo's, power bait, egg sacks, and single eggs.
Please don't forget to pull your lines for the boaters when they enter and exit the channel at Walnut Creek. It can be dangerous for the boaters if they get line wrapped on their props. It not only is expensive but if they break down in the lake, it can be dangerous if the lake gets rough. So, please be courteous.
Please don't forget to blow your horns to let the shore fishing people know you are coming. It lets them know you are coming and it also gives them time to reel in their lines.