Has anyone been catching any walleye in french creek? I just moved up here from down near Pymatuning (for work and gas reasons) and I miss the lake pretty much. I would like to try the river out but it's by shore fishing only because I am in an apartment and can't have a boat for now.
Looking at Chambridge springs to as far as Franklin for good bank fishing spots. Staying in Saegertown. Tips??
Don't really know much about targeting walleye specifically on French Creek but I've been catching more than usual this summer. Plenty of good shore and/or wade fishing. I don't know much about anything south of Saeg but I've heard the walleye fishing is better down towards Cochranton.
I tried to fish french creek the other night, and there were people everywhere. started at Saegertown and headed south to Ernst farm. hit every parking area between the two and ended up trying a little fly fishing for smallmouths, til somebody decided to take his dogs for a swim. going to try and float it some evening this week in the canoe. good to see people out with the kids fishing.
Cochranton and Utica are good spots for eyes. I use jerk baits or floating Rapals at dawn and dusk in the calmer water below runs and along the grass edges. The last hour of daylight till around 10pm is the best time to fish French Creek!
Caught 15 smallmouth and 3 walleye last night. All my walleye have been around 15-16" other than an 18" last night. Catching them on beetlespins and Rapala cranks. On a side note the smallmouth seem to be above average size this year.