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Lake Wilhelm
         Marci @ Lake Wilhelm Marina; filed 6-19: Walleye action is picking up some. There are lots of
         crappies being caught, with a few really nice ones showing up. The leader in our crappie con-
         test for this year continues to be a 19-3/4 inch 3.5 pound crappie! With the 4  of July Holiday
         coming up, be sure to reserve a boat early at the Marina. Don’t wait for the last minute!

                           Dennis Beggs (Franklin); filed 6-17: Earlier in the month, my daughter Daria and
                           I fished for about an hour from the shore at Wilhelm. We fished for whatever
                           would take our bait. We caught ten crappies, two bluegills and one catfish…all
                           on salted minnows. Fun time with my youngest of three kids! (See Photo here
                           and more in Livewell)

         Daria and Dennis

                                      Shenango Lake
                                      Rick Como (Sharpsville); filed 6-18: The fishing at Shenango has im-
                                      proved dramatically this week due to consistent water levels and

                                      warmer temps. The bass fishing has been very good with larger-than-
                                      average fish being caught. Walleyes are finally starting to show up but
                                      are still spotty. Hybrid stripers are feeding well on shad and also run-
                                      ning larger-than-average. White bass are schooling in deep water and
                                      are also large this year – perhaps due to the abundance of gizzard
                                      shad in the lake. I have been catching a lot of juvenile hybrids, so
                                      coming years should be good for striper fishing. Please be careful not
                                      to confuse small hybrids with white bass – the small hybrids are the

         Julie Como—Striper Girl!     future of our trophy fishing at Shenango. (See photo here and more in


         Allegheny River

         Bill @ Griffin’s Bait & Tackle; filed 6-19: Here is photo of Brianna
         Smith with a nice Allegheny River Smallmouth bass. No details on

         Jeff @ Keystone Connection Guide Service; filed 6-18: Continuing a
         pattern of extremes, during the last two weeks the Allegheny River
         has warmed up about 15 degrees, from the mid-60s to the mid-80s.
                                                                                         Brianna Smith/Griffin’s photo
         During the start of this period, some bass had returned to spawning

         beds. But most were in the post-spawn period. Based on my observa-
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