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        Shenango River
        Randy @ Fish West PA; filed 10/21: We switched from lake fishing to fish-
        ing the Upper Shenango River for the annual feeding festival and it was on!

        Good numbers of exceptionally big smallmouths staging and feeding before
        returning to the depths of the lake. Smallmouth fishing is way too much
        fun, plus it’s a beautiful time of year to be out. Steelhead can wait another
        week or so for us! Tight lines all! (See Photos at right)
                                                                                               Randy with river smallie
        Shenango Lake

        Rick Como (Sharpsville); filed 10/21: It’s been a mixed bag of
        weather the past two weeks here on Shenango Lake. We went
        from warm water period the first week of the month to current
        cool water period almost overnight. Hybrid striper fishing is still
        very good, and they are hitting well all day long. White bass fish-
        ing has improved and they are feeding heavily during this cool
        water period. Both smallmouth and largemouth bass are being

        caught all day long in the shallows. Crappie fishing is really com-
        ing on strong with nice size fish being caught. Still no news on           Rick with Shenango Lake Hybrid
        walleye or northern pike; both should show up soon as water
        temps have fallen from the 70s to 50s in past two weeks. (See photos)

        Ken Smith (Sharon); filed 10/20: I fished Shenango on Tuesday the
        16 . I found some nice size white crappies in the deep end of shore-
        line blowdowns. Jig and bobber did most of the damage – but hang
        gliding also produced some. (See photo)

                            Darl Black @ Fishing with Darl Black; filed 10/15:
                            I joined Rick Como on Oct. 12 for an afternoon of
                            white bass fishing on Shenango, but all we caught  Ken’s crappies from Shenango
                            were several 8 to 10 pound hybrid stripers! Actual-
                            ly it was reverse psychology: two years ago I went to Shenango to fish stripers

                            with Rick and all we caught were white bass. So this time, I told him I was only
                            interested in white bass – and we only caught stripers! I landed a 10 pounder
                            and lost something likely larger; striper of unknown size stripped line from my
                            reel to where I was seeing bare metal spool before it stopped running. But I
        recovered all the line with fish almost within sight when line suddenly went limp – no broke
        line, no bent hook, no slack line – but fish was gone.
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