|Western Allegheny County
The cooler temps in the evening have increased the bite on the Ohio River. Recent angler reports include Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Sauger and large catfish being caught both from boat and from shore. One shore angler at the PFBC Kilbuck Access caught and released a catfish estimated at 20 pounds on a live bluegill.
Users of the Kilbuck Access are reminded that there are no fires or overnight camping permitted on the property and that parking in the grass is prohibited.
Boaters are reminded to check their safety equipment, including lights, before launching. There must be at least one USCG approved wearable life jacket for each person on board. Stay safe on the water!
Northern Somerset County
Youghiogheny River Lake water levels are down significantly. Anglers are catching some Smallmouth Bass.
Channel Catfish have been biting well at Somerset Lake. Season, size, and creel limit regulations have been lifted at this location. This is effective until the lake is completely drawn down, expected in 2017.
Northern Pike and Largemouth Bass have been biting at the Quemahoning Reservoir. Angling pressure has been light lately.
Largemouth Bass fishing has been good at Cranberry Glade Lake. The lake is extremely weedy at this time, with shoreline fishing almost impossible.
The weather on Labor Day weekend provided anglers and boaters with outstanding opportunities.
Bass and panfish anglers at Cross Creek Lake are having luck on a variety of baits. The largest crappies at Cross Creek Lake were taken on mealworms.
Anglers are still reporting that the best fishing has been during early morning and evening hours throughout Washington County.
Boaters on the Monongahela River continue to have great conditions with relatively clear water.