Anglers fishing with yellow and chartreuse scented artificial bait have been catching trout at Deer Lakes.
The action is steady on both Bull Creek and Deer Creek. Deer Creek will receive its first in season stocking on May 6, 15.
The Allegheny River Walleye bite has been sporadic. Anglers are doing well in the morning and late evening. Minnows are the hot bait right now.
Boaters are reminded to check their equipment before they head out. Also pay attention to the changing water and weather conditions. Heavy rains and high water can wash large amounts of debris into the water, so keep a watchful eye
A Stewardship Day is being held at North Park on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Volunteers will be picking up litter in and around North Park Lake, Pine Creek, and Marshall Lake. Volunteers will do their best to not disturb anglers. Individuals and groups are needed to volunteer. For more information visit https://goo.gl/0H9245. Event partners and sponsors are listed at https://goo.gl/5ydvi0.
Western Armstrong County
Buffalo Creek is producing a great number of trout. Wax worms and neon green scented artificial bait seem to be the best choices.
Cherry Run has been fished heavily. Anglers had been doing well on minnows.
The Allegheny River Walleye bite has been sporadic. Anglers are doing well in the morning and late evening. Minnows are the hot bait right now. Two large Muskellunge were seen within three feet of an angler on the river. Neither would hit anything he tossed at them.
Another boating season is upon us. Boaters are reminded to check their equipment before they head out. Also pay attention to the changing water conditions. In the spring we get large amounts of debris with the heavy rains.
Information on flow for the Allegheny River and other waters can be found at the USGS Mobile Water Data website.
Boaters are reminded to stay out of the restricted zones at the dams on the river.
Greene County and Southern Washington County
Water temperatures in area streams are rising fast. Trout anglers are focusing on sections of Enlow Creek near State Game Lands 302 and Templeton Run.
Panfish are becoming active at most lakes and ponds as well as the major tributaries to the Monongahela River.
Lake Wilma has been producing trout, bass, and crappie in good numbers.
A canoe angler fishing the Youghiogheny River from Smithton to West Newton reported Rainbow Trout remaining in the larger riffle areas. Smallmouth Bass have yet to really turn on in this part of the river.