|Eastern Allegheny County
Anglers are reporting catches pf small catfish in the Harmar pool of the Allegheny River. One angler reported catching a 5-pound Smallmouth Bass. Chipped ham is working for big catfish closer to Pittsburgh.
Deer Lakes continues to give up small panfish.
There has been no activity noted on either Bull Creek or Deer Creek.
Boating was slow over the holiday weekend due to threats of rain. With fall fast approaching and the Farmer’s Almanac predicting a long cold winter, boating in the Pittsburgh area is coming to a close. Get out and enjoy it while you can, but be safe on the water. Check all your equipment before you venture out.
Ohio River fishing has been good recently with anglers catching some nice sized Smallmouth Bass. The guys that did well were using plastic tube baits. Flathead Catfish anglers report catching several decent sized fish on chicken liver and cutbaits.
Beaver River fishing has been on the slow side. Several anglers are waiting for the Striped Bass bite to pick up. They are managing to catch a few near the Townsend Dam. Try using a soft plastic jerkbait near the ripples and stronger currents.
Northern Westmoreland County
Fishing is picking up at Green Lick Dam. Anglers are catching typical numbers of Largemouth Bass in two main locations. The first is accessible from shore or boat and is right next to Mudd School Road between the boat launch and the church. Anglers have just been walking this section of shoreline and have been producing some good fish. The other hot spot is the far edge of the lake from the boat ramp where the hillside is very steep. This area is only fishable by boat. A wide variety of lures are being been used.
Loyalhanna Lake has been producing good numbers of panfish where Loyalhanna Creek feeds into the lake. There is a cliff on the left as you enter Loyalhanna Creek and this area has been producing consistent numbers of crappie, Bluegill, and bullhead catfish. Small live bait is the most preferable for this area.