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        French Creek – Flowing through all four counties

        Editor note: Flow and color of French Creek currently looks great. Get

        fishing on it before the big rain event this coming Saturday and Sunday.

        Angler Al (Franklin); filed 10/20:  I fished French Creek on the 15 . I
        caught 7 average-size smallmouth bass, 2 northern pike and 2 walleyes.
        All taken by jigging Road Runners tipped with live bait. (See photo)


        Pymatuning Lake
        Dave @ Richter’s Bait & Tackle; filed 10/22: The walleye bite has improved a bit – or perhaps
                                          there are just a few more anglers out there focusing on walleye
                                          and therefore catching a few more. It’s not hot and heavy by any
                                          means, but if you keep pumping those blade baits you will even-
                                          tually get bit. Actually musky fishermen appear to be catching

                                          muskies at a better rate than walleye anglers catching walleyes.
                                          This has been a very good year for muskies in the 35 to 45 inch
                                          range. The river outflow has been hot the last couple weeks for
                                          both walleyes and muskies; I am amazed at number of muskies
                                          caught in this small stretch of river immediately below the dam.
                                          No word whatsoever on crappies, except one customer men-

          Dave Lefebre got in on Pymie musky   tioned catching a few nice ones at the Spillway one day but the
          action for a segment of Erie Extreme   next day the fish were gone.
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