SW Region Reports
REGION COUNTIES -- Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland (County Guide)
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Western Armstrong County
Anglers and boaters should take this unseasonably warm
weather as an awesome opportunity to go out and enjoy the waterways. Notable
fishing opportunities are occurring on Buffalo
Creek in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) area and the Allegheny River near the Rosston Access
for Muskellunge fishing.
With the recent break in the weather, anglers report
catching many panfish at Yellow
Creek Lake. Anglers are also catching Largemouth Bass
and Northern Pike on occasion.
are also taking advantage of the warmer weather at Two-Lick Reservoir, where they are catching pickerel and Rainbow
Trout off of Allen Bridge Road.
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
weather this winter has definitely been a bit of a roller coaster here in
Pittsburgh. We have seen everything from snow to rain to ice to highs
brushing 60. This WCO is ready for more of the 60 degree days and the
start of trout season!
2017 Stocking Schedule for Allegheny County can be found here http://fbweb.pa.gov/stocking/TroutStockingDetails_GIS.aspx
help is needed starting on March 1 to stock Big Sewickley Creek and the North
Fork of Big Sewickley. Come out and meet the truck off I-79 at the
Wexford Exit. We will be in the parking lot of the gas station just
west of the interchange. We roll out at 12:30 sharp so please plan
on being there by noon.
we start putting fish in the water, it’s only a few short weeks to opening day,
so now is a great time to buy your fishing license and trout permit for
2017. While you are at it, consider taking part in the
Mentored Youth Fishing Day! It’s a great opportunity to get a new angler
out and catch some trout without the crowds and bustle of opening
participate in the Mentored Youth Fishing Day, anglers 16 years of age or older
(adult anglers) must possess a valid Pennsylvania Fishing License and be
accompanied by a youth (less than 16 years of age) who has obtained a Mentored
Youth Fishing Permit or Voluntary Youth Fishing License from the Commission.
While mentors will be permitted to fish for trout, they are not permitted to
harvest trout and must release them unharmed.
anglers must obtain a Mentored Youth Fishing Permit or Voluntary Youth Fishing
License from the Commission and be accompanied by an adult licensed angler in
order to participate. Youth may harvest up to two trout (combined species) with
a minimum size of 7 inches. All other Commonwealth Inland Water regulations
apply. Mentored Youth Day here in the Southwest is April 8, 2017 from 8:00am
to 7:30pm. Remember that streams designated as Trout Stocked Waters
are closed to all fishing from March 1 to the opening day.
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.