North Park Lake is stocked and is an Approved Trout Water Open to Year-Round Fishing. You can continue to fish - the major difference is you cannot keep any trout between March 1st and the opening day of Trout Season. The opening day this year is April 18th, so go and enjoy yourself and catch some trout.
Deer Creek and Bull Creek have been stocked. Both streams have Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) sections that have been receiving steady pressure. Flies seem to be out producing the hard lures.
Deer Creek is set to be stocked on April 15, 2015. This is after the Mentored Youth Day that is scheduled for April 11, 2015. Although some trout from the fall stocking undoubtedly remain, try either Deer Creek or Bull Creek. If still water is your choice, North Park Lake is another option.
The water is cold and high in the Allegheny River. All boaters are urged to wear their life jacket at all times while on the water. Also, all persons in canoes and kayaks and all boats less than 16 feet in length are required to wear their life jacket while the boat is on the water through April 30.
Crooked Creek Lake remains closed due to high water.
Keystone Lake is almost at normal levels but ice still covers the surface.
Buffalo Creek is now at a fishable flow at the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) section.
Most lakes are still frozen over at this time.
All Approved Trout Waters are closed to angling until the opening day of trout. Exceptions in Cambria County are listed below:
Chest Creek Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) area has been stocked. No creel may occur on this water until June 15, 2015.
Catch rates appear to be low on Virgin Run and Dunbar Creek.
Northern Somerset County
Anglers are taking advantage of the open water at Quemahoning Reservoir and catching some nice Northern Pike. The largest reported pike was 32 inches and hit on a live minnow.
Lake Somerset is drawn down approximately seven feet. There is little angling pressure as of yet.
Laurel Hill Creek anglers are catching a lot of trout in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) areas after the rescheduled stockings. Imitation egg sacks were doing the trick for some of the anglers. The creek is in good shape.
Fishing is on the increase at Canonsburg Lake with the milder temperatures this past weekend. This lake is an Approved Trout Water Open to Year-Round Fishing but trout may not be harvested until the opening day of Trout Season, April 18, 2015. Anglers using powerbait have been very successful in the late afternoon.
Michael Maiorano caught a nice Rainbow Trout while fishing with his uncle Angelo down by the dam at Canonsburg Lake
Northern Westmoreland County
Fishing has been slow throughout the district due to the cold weather and high water.
Anglers have been flocking to the Approved Trout Water Open to Year-Round Fishing. Mammoth Lake and Twin Lakes (upper &lower) are stocked. Keystone Lake and Northmoreland Lake will follow next week.
Anglers are reminded that all trout species caught during this time must be released immediately unharmed and into the waters in which it was caught. Dropping a fish off the rocky shore, digging a hook out of a deeply hooked fish, posing for multiple pictures, etc is not immediately returning the fish unharmed.