SW Region Reports
REGION COUNTIES -- Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland (County Guide)
June 21, 2017
are catching Common Carp nightfishing in downtown Pittsburgh. The bait of choice seems to be dough balls
dipped in honey. Anglers are also catching large Flathead Catfish
in the area of The Point.
the recent heavy rains creating high flow and turbid water, the Ohio River is producing decent sized
Hybrid Striped Bass, Walleye, and Smallmouth Bass on a variety of hard plastic
swim baits and spoons. The best results are around structure and near the
mouths of tributary streams.
anglers are catching Yellow Perch, Freshwater Drum, and catfish on live
you are looking for a great place to launch your boat or kayak on the Ohio
River, consider the PA Fish and Boat Commission Kilbuck Access
area. Plenty of free parking is available and its right off I-79
and RT 65. This boating pool is between the Emsworth Lock and Dam
and Dashields Lock and Dam and is typically less crowded than the Pittsburgh
that you need a valid registration or launch permit and to make sure you have
all your safety equipment before hitting the water.
Anglers have been catching catfish at the Cowanshannock
Access of the Allegheny River.
The water at Crooked Creek Lake is
high and full of debris. Boaters,
especially those with prop driven motors, should use caution.
Armstrong County and Indiana County
are catching Rainbow Trout near the 954 Bridge on Yellow Creek. Green scented paste bait and minnows are being
are catching Northern Pike at Yellow Creek Lake from boats as well as from shore. Catfish have
really turned on late at night and early morning. Anglers are using
chicken liver as bait.
at Keystone Power Dam report catching
40-inch plus Muskellunge from the shores. Anglers have also been observed
catching Largemouth Bass and plenty of panfish.
fishing the Beaver River and Ohio River are doing well catching big
Flathead Catfish. Baits that seem to be working are cut bait and Bluegill
fished near structure.
fishing at the New Brighton Dam are
catching lots of Walleye, Sauger, and Smallmouth Bass. Soft plastic baits are
working the best.
continue to catch trout at Brady’s Run
Lake and Raccoon Lake. Paste baits fished on
the bottom are working well.
An angler shared a photo of a 51-inch Muskellunge that was caught and released at Glendale Lake. Anglers are catching big Common Carp at the lake.
continue to catch large Rainbow Trout at Lake
are catching some nice Northern Pike and Smallmouth Bass at Quemahoning Reservoir. A few large Walleyes have been reported
are still catching trout, as well as a few average sized bass, at Laurel Hill Lake
are plenty of trout left in the streams and the fishing pressure on them is
June 15, 2017
Northern Washington County
Trout fishing throughout Washington County has come to an
end but fishing for other species has begun to pick up.
Flathead Catfish and Channel Catfish have been biting well
at night on live bait and chicken livers. Some of the fish recently caught on
the Monongahela River have been up
to 20 pounds.
Many Washington County Reservoirs have been fishing well
for Largemouth Bass with soft plastics being the best choice to use right now.
Water conditions for boating and water sports have been
favorable prior to any storms that may occur this week. The Monongahela River
has been running clear with water temperatures getting into the mid 70’s.
Reports compiled by Miranda (Mandy) Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), Southwest Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.