Salmon Creek

Located in the Allegheny Nation Forest is a trout stream called Salmon Creek. The creek begins at the outflow of the Beaver Meadows Lake and weaves in and out of the hills throughout Forest County. As the stream flows towards its junction with Tionesta Creek there are several tributaries coming into Salmon Creek. The tranquility and peaceful setting makes this a great setting for hiking and trout fishing.

The tributary of Tionesta Creek is well stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission several times per year. The stockings typically begins several miles below the outflow of the Beaver Meadows Lake and continues all the way to Tionesta Creek. Typically brook and brown trout will be stocked in the stream. However, the stockings vary from year to year.

Joe FlySalmon Creek is not a large creek and doesn’t require the ability to make long casts. However, most of the creek is surrounded by heavy timber and low branches which will require short accurate casting. Spinning tackle is the most common style utilized, but skilled fly fishermen will have success as well. Most of your favorite lures or live bait will work. My favorite tactic is the threaded minnow rig. If I don’t take live bait then I opt for a Joe’s Flies inline spinner. When rigging the inline spinner I will put a small split shot about six inches above the knot.

There are several options for lodging during your trip to Salmon Creek. Kelletville Campground located on the shore of Tionesta Creek is a great option, but can be crowded during the opening weekend of trout and holiday weekends. You can also camp in the Allegheny National Forest as long as you follow the rules of the nation forest. If you are willing to make a small drive in the morning there are several options in the town of Tionesta. The Mid-Town Hotel and Eagle Rock Motel are just two options.

 

 

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Battery Terminals

dirtybatteryAre you having trouble with your electronics or charging system on your boat? There is a good chance that your battery terminals and or connections are corroded. Corroded battery terminals often lead to failed or insufficient charging. Also, it will reduce the connection between the battery and the fixture whether it would be your lights, electronics, or even trolling motor. If there is corrosion the solution is simple. Clean the terminals with a wire brush or adapter for a cordless drill that goes over the terminal. With the same items and perhaps sandpaper clean all connectors. After that is done and you are still having trouble have your battery tested and your local auto parts store.

 

 

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Alaska Fishing Trip

IMG_1450This past August I got to chance to go fishing in Alaska with my dad for salmon and halibut.   It was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone who loves fishing.  We booked our trip through Tyland at Alaska Fishing Lodge and I couldn’t be happy with the way we were treated.  We were in Alaska for 7 days.  3 days guided on the Kenai River, 1 day on Cook Inlet out of Ninilchik for halibut, and 2 days to do what we would like.

Day 1

Our first day on the water was a guided trip on the Kenai.  We took a short run up river where we setup above a large hole.  Within just a few minute of getting there we were hooked up with some nice pink salmon.  The highlight of day was a nice Silver my dad got.

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On day 2 we went for halibut.  The morning started slow but as the tides change the halibut started eating.  There is a limit of 2 halibut per person, one over 29″ and one under. My dad and I each got halibut in 30 lb range as well as our under sized fish.  We also got to see a 67 lber get brought into the boat.  I will tell you these fish are extremely powerful and after a day of catching them my arms were sore for the next few days.

 

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Day 3

Day 3 was an off day for us.  Ty had equipment that we could use to go fish from the bank so we went down to try our luck.  We used a technique called “flossing” to catch fish.  The technique is very easy to use once you figure it out.  You basically stand on the bank and toss a hook with a weight a few feet up the line, upstream and let the current bring it down into a fishes mouth.  I was told this technique works as the salmon swim up the bank of the river.  This was very productive for us as there was a large run of pink salmon coming through.

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We were back on guided trips on the Kenai catching Pinks and Silvers.

Day 6

We were on our own again and went back to the spot we had fished a few days before.  On this day we got lucky and found a few remanding sockeye that had not yet moved up river.  We caught a bunch of pink as well as a limit of sockeye.

Day 7

On our last day in Alaska we drove around a little before heading to the airport.  We got to see a few moose in the wild as well as some amazing sights.

This trip was one of the highlights of 2014 for me and I hope to get back to see Ty again here in the coming years.  If you have any interest in fishing Alaska I would check out the packages Ty has as you will be surprised how affordable the trip of a lifetime really is.  Fishing Packages 

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2015 Events & Tournaments

We have been working hard to put together a get list of tournaments and events on our calendar page. If your local club wishes to add their club schedule or open event please email them to leo@fishpittsburgh.com. A lot of local clubs are now doing a kids day as well and we will be posting them in a calendar as well as giving them a spot on the opens page.

 

 

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Wednesday Night Tournament #12

Butler Basscasters Wednesday Evening Tournament – #12 held on Lake Arthur and launched from 528 Boat Launch – September 3, 2014.

PlaceBoaterPartnerWeight# of Fish
1stPete SpeicherScott Casper7.653
2ndRob Cosban6.853
3rdJustin KappelerDave McMillian6.322
4thCyle CovertChris Covert4.772
5thJim LambertChris Sumansky4.752
6thChuck Walker, Jr.4.122
7thJack MedureKeith Brown3.832
8thJoe DrynaJim Paulin3.491
LunkerJustin KappelerDave McMillian3.93LM

For more information about the Butler Bass Casters you can find them at: http://www.butlerbasscasters.org/

 

 

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Wednesday Night Tournament #11

Butler Basscasters Wednesday Evening Tournament – #11 held on Lake Arthur and launched from 528 Boat Launch – August 27, 2014.

PlaceBoaterPartnerWeight# of Fish
1stPete SpeicherScott Casper8.844
2ndGreg RogersonTodd Kradel5.772
3rdBlain Bartley, Jr.Blain Bartley, Sr.4.622
4thAdam SnowJordan Cambell4.482
5thMike DoerflingerSteve Sell4.432
6thTodd DriggersMark Kelly3.992
7thChuck Walker, Jr.Cole Walker3.521
8thDave Stellfox3.382
LunkerGreg RogersonTodd Kradel3.54LM

For more information about the Butler Bass Casters you can find them at: http://www.butlerbasscasters.org/

 

 

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Wednesday Night Tournament #10

Butler Basscasters Wednesday Evening Tournament – #10 held on Lake Arthur and launched from 528 Boat Launch – August 20, 2014.

PlaceBoaterPartnerWeight# of Fish
1stJohn Keene, Sr.Linda Vincent8.014
2ndLeo CancillaDominic Cancilla7.713
3rdMike MorganAlan Morgan7.222
4thJeff McMasterRich Gavula6.693
5thMike ZachodniChris Spencer5.952
6thChris CovertCyle Covert5.673
7thMark KeeneAaron Dickey5.532
8thGus KneidingerJason Kneidinger5.113
LunkerMike MorganAlan Morgan5.20LM

For more information about the Butler Bass Casters you can find them at: http://www.butlerbasscasters.org/

 

 

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Wednesday Night Tournament #9

Butler Basscasters Wednesday Evening Tournament – #9 held on Lake Arthur and launched from 528 Boat Launch – August 13, 2014.

PlaceBoaterPartnerWeight# of Fish
1stScott TreasterWill Morgan9.014
2ndRay RegesBrian Morgan7.782
3rdJeff McMasterRich Gavula6.513
4thSteve SellBlaze Adamski6.362
5thPete SpeicherScott Casper5.403
6thMike KellyBob Gaskill4.972
7thLeo CancillaDominic Cancilla4.302
8thMark KeeneAaron Dickey4.272
LunkerRay RegesBrian Morgan4.35LM

For more information about the Butler Bass Casters you can find them at: http://www.butlerbasscasters.org/

 

 

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Wednesday Night Tournament #8

Butler Basscasters Wednesday Evening Tournament – #8 held on Lake Arthur and launched from Bear Run Launch – August 06, 2014.

PlaceBoaterPartnerWeight# of Fish
1stKeith BrownDawn Brown12.774
2ndChirs CovertCyle Covert11.273
3rdBlain Bartley, Jr.Blain Bartley, Sr.7.834
4thMike KellyBob Gaskill7.282
5thScott TreasterWill Morgan7.203
6thGus KneidingerJason Kneidinger7.073
7thLeo CancillaDominic Cancilla4.842
8thJeff McMasterMatt McMaster4.442
LunkerMike KellyBob Gaskill5.70LM

For more information about the Butler Bass Casters you can find them at: http://www.butlerbasscasters.org/

 

 

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Oil City Bass Tournament

The Fraternal Order of Police Tri-City Lodge #50 will host its 6th annual October bass buddy tournament on the Allegheny River. This tournament is open to the public and you can register in advanced by check, or register the morning of the tournament cash only.

6th Annual October Bass Tournament

Sunday October 12, 2014th

Registration Begins at 6:30 am.

Tournament Hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

100.00 per team plus an optional 10.00 lunker pool

Oil City Boat Launch

For more information visit their page on facebook.

Download App Here: October 12th Buddy Tournament

 
Come on out and support our local police and enjoy some of the best smallmouth bass fishing our state has to offer.

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