SW REGION REPORTS
REGION COUNTIES -- Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland (County Guide)
JUNE 13, 2018
are catching Walleye and Smallmouth Bass on the Ohio River by using soft plastic baits near the bridges.
catfish bite on the Beaver River and
Ohio River has slowed a little, but anglers are catching them on cut baits and
were out over the weekend targeting Bluegill, trout, and crappie at Raccoon Lake and
Brady’s Run Lake. Popular baits included maggots and minnows.
Greene County and Southern Washington County
River conditions have been hit or miss with changing weather
patterns. Anglers are catching
Largemouth Bass near confluences and low-sloped shallow shorelines. Anglers are catching Channel Catfish and
Flathead Catfish along soft steep drop off shorelines in tributaries and the
Anglers are catching a few trout on Enlow Creek and Templeton
Run however, the bite is extremely slow.
Northern Somerset County
Anglers are catching Walleye and Smallmouth Bass on the Quemahoning
Youghiogheny River Lake anglers
are catching some nice Walleye and Channel Catfish up to 30 inches.
Trout are still biting at Laurel Hill Lake.
The vegetation is thick at Kooser Lake,
but there are many trout left.
Northern Westmoreland County
Frequent rain throughout the area is causing above average
flows and discolored water. Anglers reporting the most success are in lakes. Keystone Lake is
producing nice panfish, especially crappies. Some anglers even report catching
nice Muskellunge. The fish seem to be moving a lot with all the rain so no one
place has been consistent as it has been in the past.
Conemaugh River Lake is producing very large panfish. Anglers are catching big Bluegills,
crappie, Yellow Perch, and other panfish. Some anglers are launching at Altmans Run and
floating various stretches of the lake while others shore fish from Livermore
or the Outflow. This lake is very large and has been rewarding to those that
are willing to put in a little extra effort. Minnows seems to be the bait of choice here. Anglers are catching big catfish at night on
JUNE 6, 2018
Northern Fayette County and
Southern Westmoreland County
Anglers fishing Acme Dam are enjoying a good crappie
bite and are catching some nice sized ones on minnows close to shore. Anglers are catching some nice size bass at
the dam end of the lake.
Loyalhanna Creek continues to provide trout anglers with a good bite on nightcrawlers and stick
baits. Anglers are reminded to check the
special regulations in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only
(DHALO) section of the stream if they
are going to fish it.
Anglers are catching Walleye
at lock 3 on the Allegheny River.
Boaters are reminded to check
for the proper safety equipment before hitting the water, to keep a watch for
commercial traffic on the rivers, and to know where dams are located if
planning a trip. The PFBC website offers
information regarding all boating regulations, maps for planning a trip, and
the location of dams.
River has been running slightly high but still provides good fishing and
boating opportunities. Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, catfish, and the
occasional Muskellunge have been hitting a variety of baits throughout the
Monongahela River in Washington County.
Creek Lake, Dutch Fork Lake,
and Chartiers Creek have been
providing good catch and immediate release bass fishing. The best baits have
been soft plastics fished on or near the bottom and top water plugs working
very early and in the evening.
Reports compiled by Miranda (Mandy) Smith (RA-FBSWFISHNRPT@pa.gov), Southwest Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.