Lake Arthur Musky
Last night Jon and I headed to Lake Arthur to test some new bass lures and to look for some spawning bass. The water temperature was right, but the water clearity was not good. We targeted areas that we know that the bass tend to spawn and worked them over with minimum success. At one point I managed to hook up with a nice musky on a finesse worm rigged wacky style. The fish was between 36 and 40 inches. Needless to say with spinning tackle and 8lb test line I had my hands full. After about 15 minutes we landed the fish. Later in the day we went to a road bed that usually produces hybrid striped bass and worked it for a couple hours. We could get anything to hit throwing lures around, so we decided to troll a little bit. After dark I hooked up with a nice hybird striper on one of the lures we were testing. All and all the fish was really slow, but as always it was nice to be on the water.

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My name is Leo Cancilla, and I was born April 23, 1984. I live in Butler Pennsylvania with my fantastic wife Jessica. I have been fishing local fishing tournaments for about 12 years now. My fishing strengths are power fishing and flipping. My favorite lake in Pennsylvania is Pymatuning Lake.

This year I will be competeing the Bassmaster Weekend Series - New York West Division, Keystone Bass Buddies Circuit, Club Tournaments, and the Lake Arthur Wednesday Night Tournaments.

My sponsors for this year are:

Pure Fishing

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3 thoughts on “Lure Testing

  1. Great fish…..I just got my first boat and am currently trying to learn how to fish L. Arthur. Your posts have been helpful.

  2. How come when John is fishing he always comes up with Big Fish, I Think I will sponser him in Muskey Tourney

  3. nice catch… you should go to fishingjournals and enter your fishing report,you could win $250.00. just for entering a fishing report. they also have a fishing map you can move to see fishing reports for other areas. it’s brand new but is soon to become the best fishing site around

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