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Map highlighting counties in the Southwest RegionREGION COUNTIES -- Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland (County Guide)

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 19, 2014
Eastern Allegheny County

Small Walleye are being caught near the mouth of Deer Creek.

Trout are still being caught at Deer Lakes.

Boaters are reminded to wear their PFD during the cold weather months even if they are not required to do so by law.

Northern Westmoreland

Fishing has been picking up at Twin Lakes. The Upper Lake has been producing consistent limits of trout. The majority of the trout being caught right now are Brown Trout and they are on or near the bottom of the water column but have been coming up to take lures. A variety of lures and bait have been successful. Catch and release fly anglers are catching double digit numbers of fish daily. As the water temperatures continue to fall, this fishery starts producing typical numbers of caught fish. Good luck and don’t forget the cold weather clothing.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 12, 2014
Armstrong County

The low water level at Keystone Lake is now below the launch ramps at Atwood and NuMine.  There is very little fishing activity.

Beaver County

Anglers are catching trout at Raccoon Lake.  A few have been caught trolling from boats, but most of the trout are being caught are near the dam using paste baits and maggots.

The fishing pressure has slowed on the rivers, but anglers managed to catch a few nice sized Walleye and Striped Bass near New Brighton on the Beaver River

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 5, 2014
Cambria County

Anglers continue to catch trout at Duman Dam and Lake Rowena. Nice sized Yellow Perch are being caught at Colver Reservoir. Some nice bass are being caught at Wilmore Dam.

Greene County and Southern Washington County

Water temperatures in the Monongahela River are now in the low 60s and falling. Anglers and boaters are reminded of the mandatory cold weather PFD regulation on boats under 16 feet and all canoes and kayaks.

Walleye are still being caught near main tributaries and outfalls of local dams. Catfish anglers have had limited success in the early evening in deeper waters near dams and lock walls.

Northern Somerset County

There is very little fishing pressure in Somerset County at this time.  The streams are running very low and clear with the trout in the deeper holes.  The anglers are doing well pursuing the trout.

The Quemahoning Reservoir is currently about seven feet below normal pool.  Anglers are doing well on Smallmouth Bass and a few Northern Pike were reported.

Lake Somerset is drawn down seven feet with light fishing activity.  No reports were taken concerning catches.

As a flood control lake, Youghiogheny River Lake is extremely low at this time which is normal for this time of year.  Anglers reported some nice Walleyes.

Trout are biting at the upper end of Laurel Hill Lake.

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