Black Moshannon Dog Days

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2017/04/10 09:19:11 (permalink)

Black Moshannon Dog Days

I am going up on a family camping trip in August.  I figure this is about the worst possible time to go fishing in the swamp/lake.
 
I hear of bowfin?  Is this accurate, and can anyone confirm?  I also hear of pickerel, which I would be more than a little interested in.  Rumor has it there are three or four musky swimming around with a few pike, too.  I think I will try to leave the musky be.  I assume try to fish for pickerel and bowfin in/along the weed edges?  Maybe up in that channel that runs up through the swampier part?  Perch in the deepest parts, down close to the dam?  I hear there are a decent population of crappie as well.  Get up super early and fish from daylight until 10, then the last couple hours of the day?  Just fish a little top water for bass/pickerel/bowfin/(whatever) and say screw the panfish thing?
 
Any help would be appreciated!
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    Re: Black Moshannon Dog Days 2017/04/10 20:07:55 (permalink)
    Bowfins like da weeds n jigs trust me

    Are you following me where I fish cuz you be fishing alot of my local haunts jus sayin lol

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    tippecanoe
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    Re: Black Moshannon Dog Days 2017/04/11 08:48:02 (permalink)
    JimmyHalapluka and Lummis put a tracker on your car.  He was looking for that cute chick that used to post here with you.
     
    Ha, no, I am taking the family camping with my sister's family up there in August.  Meteor shower that weekend, I guess it is supposed to be a good place to watch one.  We should've went to that Cherry Springs place, but I think it is about another two hours for us WV yokels.  I figured while they were out hugging trees and trying to to get bit by a rattlesnake, I would take the kids out in the jon boat and try to get a fish or two.  I have done some Geneva swamp bowfinning, and it was a blast.  I catch a pickerel, it goes in the cooler.  We ate a few of them out of high point last year, GD delicious. 
     
     
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    Re: Black Moshannon Dog Days 2017/04/14 10:37:26 (permalink)
    That lake is absolutely infested with pickerel. Please take em. 

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    Re: Black Moshannon Dog Days 2017/04/18 08:23:49 (permalink)
    johnthefisherman
    That lake is absolutely infested with pickerel. Please take em. 




     
    What is the summer pickerel tactic of choice?  I assume they hang in the weeds looking to ambush?  If I get the opportunity, I would take a family limit for each day I was there.  They have a tendency to stunt, and I would probably be doing the lake a small favor.  I kept some from high point last year, and they were delicious. 
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    Re: Black Moshannon Dog Days 2017/04/25 15:51:53 (permalink)
    buzz baits?
    or
    live minnows?
     
    I would think anything for pike on a smaller scale, would work for pickerel
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    Re: Black Moshannon Dog Days 2017/04/26 09:34:40 (permalink)
    I was kind of wondering what they did when it got warm.  I don't really know.
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    Re: Black Moshannon Dog Days 2017/04/28 08:50:17 (permalink)
    How is this lake? It's 2 hours away from my house. The google Earth shows nice lilly pads (I believe) Looks like a good lake for a kayak ambush
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    Re: Black Moshannon Dog Days 2017/09/06 13:02:04 (permalink)
    I didn't end up going.  We went down to Spruce Knob instead.  Fishing sucked(that place is horrible), meteor shower was ok, it was probably 50% clouds.  Got to do some spelunking, which was cool.
     
    I am still interested in this lake, I would like to try it as it cools off this fall, or in the spring.
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