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Message Subject: PA Musky
EvErNoOb
Posted 6/7/2009 10:31 PM (#382667)
Subject: PA Musky




Posts: 75


My friends and I are in Pittsburgh for college and we are die hard fisherman. We wanted to know if anybody has heard of 2 lakes named, Raccon Lake, and Arthur Lake. We heard that there are Musky but we aren't sure how the lakes history is. If anybody knows any information about these lakes please post, or if you know any good lakes around Pitt please post. Thank you
Musky Punch
Posted 6/7/2009 10:46 PM (#382671 - in reply to #382667)
Subject: Re: PA Musky





Location: 412
if you're looking for musky lakes it'll be a long drive. Lake Arthur is about an hour and a half away, and it is a very difficult place to fish. There's big ones in it for sure, though. Don't know too much about Raccoon Lake. Northwest PA (2.5+ hours away) has the best musky lakes in the state.
EvErNoOb
Posted 6/7/2009 11:11 PM (#382673 - in reply to #382671)
Subject: Re: PA Musky




Posts: 75


Raccon lake is 5 min away from us and Lake Arthur is about 1 hour away. What do u mean by It is a hard lake to fish on.. We were ganna rent a boat, we have all the supplies and stuff i don't understand by it being a hard lake to fish?
Musky Punch
Posted 6/7/2009 11:35 PM (#382674 - in reply to #382673)
Subject: Re: PA Musky





Location: 412
lake arthur thread: http://muskie.outdoorsfirst.com/board/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=50...

Cast
Posted 6/8/2009 8:21 AM (#382691 - in reply to #382673)
Subject: Re: PA Musky


EvErNoOb - 6/7/2009 11:11 PM

Raccon lake is 5 min away from us and Lake Arthur is about 1 hour away. What do u mean by It is a hard lake to fish on.. We were ganna rent a boat, we have all the supplies and stuff i don't understand by it being a hard lake to fish?


There are a lot of folks that know a lot more about SW PA muskies than me, but for what it's worth...
Raccoon probably has stocked tiger muskies. How many? Who knows. It might be worth a try if it is convenient. Arthur is stocked each year, but it is a tough nut to crack. Beautiful but hard. The water is dark and the pressure is--in my judgment--intense. You should see it on a Sunday afternoon in summer. Boats everywhere. A 50" ski was caught there last June. But the fish see a lot of presentations and are resistant.
If you go to Arthur, try and go during the work week. There is a Fishing Hotspots map on the place. It would help you get a handle on it.
It is true that the best shot at a musky is in the Northwest part of the state.
Good luck.
Rich W
Posted 6/8/2009 10:10 AM (#382719 - in reply to #382667)
Subject: RE: PA Musky




Posts: 214


Location: Southwest PA
Your best bet will be the Allegheny River.
jah1317
Posted 6/8/2009 10:39 AM (#382730 - in reply to #382667)
Subject: RE: PA Musky





Posts: 145


it's a bit of a drive up this way (2 hr) but come up to tamerack lake there is also woodcock lake both are located near meadville pa. We have excellent fishing up this way... woodcock, tamerack, pymatuming, along with assorted creeks and rivers. Shoot me a pm

Jacob
h20wolf
Posted 6/10/2009 7:43 PM (#383192 - in reply to #382730)
Subject: RE: PA Musky





Posts: 98


Not sure what type of boat you were planning on getting at lake arthur, but I called up there and its $100+ for the day for a motorboat with bench seats (not great for muskie fishing). It's $250 for a nicer boat. If you were going the $250 route I would suggest doing a guided trip on the allegheny river with Red Childress of http://www.alleghenyguideservice.com/.
More scenic, less traffic, nicer boat, better musky water for both size and numbers. Not to mention you are out there with somebody who has a wealth of knowledge and is willing to share it. I'm only saying this because I went with him before and think if you are willing to shell out some bucks to fish then this is the best way to do it.
No matter what you decide to do catch a big one ( catch, photo, release) and report back to brag a bit!! good luck
muskie24/7
Posted 6/12/2009 7:55 PM (#383577 - in reply to #383192)
Subject: RE: PA Musky





Posts: 896


Heres a good site for Lake Arthur! www.morainemuskyassoc.info I do guided trips for muskies on the Youghiogheny River in SW PA. You guys can give me a call someday if you want!

Brian Gilmore
Youghiogheny Guide Service
PA Licensed Guide
724-736-0203

Edited by muskie24/7 10/2/2009 5:35 AM
Local Fishermen
Posted 7/14/2009 8:09 AM (#388521 - in reply to #382667)
Subject: RE: PA Musky


Here is a good article to read giving an overview of some of the best musky fishing in the area.

http://www.fish.state.pa.us/pafish/musky/ab_articles/2003may_jun/00...

Your best bets will be a bit north.
cody
Posted 9/10/2009 8:31 PM (#399132 - in reply to #382667)
Subject: RE: PA Musky


i have fished racoon lake at racoon state park and have camped ther. i have not seen any musky pulled from the lake but it dose hide very large lake trout that are a blast to catch. i am not saying musky are not ther but i havent seen any
garrett
Posted 7/16/2010 1:50 PM (#450292 - in reply to #382667)
Subject: RE: PA Musky


there are rainbow trout in racoon lake not lake trout and there were muskie in it 10years ago they did stock tiger muskie in 2004 but i never herd of any 1 catching any
muskiechick
Posted 2/17/2011 12:13 AM (#482150 - in reply to #382667)
Subject: RE: ALLEGHENY RIVER


I' am planning a summer musky trip to the Allegheny River, but dont know were to set up camp? I've seen many people talk abput the resevoir, but if I wanted to fish the river which is the best town to start in? Preferably in NY. Thank you for any information that you may have
Friendly
Posted 2/20/2011 7:55 PM (#482800 - in reply to #382667)
Subject: RE: PA Musky


Just talked to a guy this week at the pittsburgh outdoor show who does some trips there. He spends most of his summer at Chautauqua and caatches alot of fish there but still had lots of pictures from Moraine. Reasonable rates got a card mcfishnguides.com
allegheny river kid
Posted 2/20/2011 8:19 PM (#482808 - in reply to #482800)
Subject: RE: PA Musky




Posts: 376


Location: Sw Pennsylvania
Friendly - 2/20/2011 8:55 PM

Just talked to a guy this week at the pittsburgh outdoor show who does some trips there. He spends most of his summer at Chautauqua and caatches alot of fish there but still had lots of pictures from Moraine. Reasonable rates got a card mcfishnguides.com


I'm sure your talking about Todd Young. Great guy and great fisherman. Can't go wrong with him.
kelley
Posted 5/29/2013 1:26 PM (#643905 - in reply to #482150)
Subject: RE: ALLEGHENY RIVER




Posts: 2


Ny state is nice fishing I live in port allegany pa thats the upper allegany its like a creek here but I started out the season with a 36 42 an 47. don't get discourage the big
ones are their my best is 49 an I've seen bigger
kelley
Posted 5/30/2013 3:26 AM (#644035 - in reply to #482150)
Subject: RE: ALLEGHENY RIVER




Posts: 2


"Lots of water with little to no pressure"
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