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        Angler Al Diary
           -  10/10: My guest for the day was Kathy West. She
               was in town from Daytona Beach, Florida. We spent
               a warm autumn day drifting large size live creek
               chubs on Justus Lake. She caught 7 largemouth bass,

               2 smallmouth bass and a beautiful 18 inch rainbow
                                                                            Kathy on Justus      Mikey on Sugar
               trout. (See photo)
           -  10/20: I took 10 year old Mikey Galkowski to several different holes on Sugar Creek in
               search of fall trout. Together we caught a total of 14 trout – 12 rainbows and 2 browns.
               Most of the trout fell for pieces of nightcrawler. But I did use my fly rod to catch a couple
               on a #12 Girdlebug.

        Allegheny River

                                  Gene Winger (Oil City); filed 10/21: After weeks of high muddy water the
                                  river is finally back to normal autumn levels with the bite improving sig-
                                  nificantly. Our best day was last Thursday when Kinzua Dam dropped the
                                  river level two feet in 24 hours. We found big bass stacked up in their
                                  normal fall hotspots, catching six to eight smallies at each location! The
                                  most productive baits were 3.75” swim baits and Z-Man TRD Crawz. As

                                  conditions continue to improve I’m looking forward to some great fall
                                  fishing over the next several weeks….Fish On! (See photo)
         Gene Winger photo

        RJ Graham (Tionesta); filed 10/21: Darl, the fall river feed bag is on heavy! We fished the river
                               today and caught well over 50 smallmouths – majority of bass were quality
                               size fish! All fish came on tubes. Power Team Lures in green pumpkin on a

                               3/8-ounce head did the trick. We fished tubes on Gamma Torque braid
                               without a leader – tied braid direct to jig. Fish were shallow in 8 to 14 foot
                               range. River is up slightly and a little stained – perfect conditions right now!
                               (See photo)

                               Jeff Knapp @ Keystone Connection Guide Service; filed 10/21: The higher
                               flow and cold weather have inspired Allegheny
         RJ Graham photo
                               River smallmouth bass to move into fall loca-
                               tions. We’re catching them in and around
        deeper water with mild current. Fish are responding to tubes, Gali-
        da’s Gurbz, hair jigs and other bottom-oriented baits. As of today
        (Oct 21) the river is in the best condition it’s been in for the past
        several weeks. (See photos)
                                                                                      Jeff Knapp photo
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