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Reports compiled by Miranda (Mandy) Smith (, Southwest Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.

Fishing and Boating Report – November 24, 2015
Cambria County

Anglers are catching Yellow Perch at Glendale Lake

Nice Bluegills are being caught at Colver Reservoir.

Anglers are catching trout at Lake Rowena, Duman’s Dam and Chest Creek Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) area.

Somerset County

There’s been very little fishing pressure in Somerset County despite the milder fall weather.

Anglers are catching some nice smallmouth bass at Quemahoning Reservoir.

Trout are still biting at Laurel Hill Lake, especially at the upper end of the lake.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 18, 2015
Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties

Walleye are still biting on the three major rivers in the Southwest Region – the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela River.  Temperatures are starting to drop on the Allegheny River; however the Ohio River and the Monongahela River are still well within optimal range.  Try fishing below any of the locks and dams.

Beaver County

The drawdown of Raccoon Lake is complete and the valve has been shut.  The water level will begin to rise to normal pool.  This may take several days depending on the weather.

Westmoreland County

Crappie are biting on minnows at Twin Lakes.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 10, 2015
Statewide Reminder

Any person in a boat less than 16 feet in length or in any size canoe or kayak must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket during the cold weather months from November 1st through April 30th.

Allegheny County

North Park Lake will receive a winter trout stocking on November 18, 2015.  The meeting time is 1:00 pm at the corner of Pearce Mill Road and Babcock Boulevard.
Anglers are catching small Walleye in the Harmar Pool of the Allegheny River.

Glade Run Lake (Butler County) is under construction.  No access to the property is permitted during this time.  Construction is anticipated to be completed during the fall of 2016, and the reservoir is expected to be refilled through late fall of 2016.  Bear with us - it will be worth it.

Greene County and Southern Washington County

Anglers continue to catch Walleye, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, and White Bass hybrids near the locks and dams. Muskellunge are hitting near heavy cover in three to five feet of water.

Washington County

Anglers continue to catch very nice trout at Dutch Fork Lake and Canonsburg Lake.

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