|Eastern Armstrong County and Indiana County
Trout season is off and running! Anglers enjoyed beautiful weather and good air temperatures. The fishing was slow on most local streams. The water was crystal clear and the blue sky made the fish skittish.
Local streams will begin receiving in-season stockings this week. Check the PFBC website for stocking schedules.
Boat docks have been installed at all the boat launches at Yellow Creek Lake. Numerous boats have been observed and the catch reports have been low. Water temperatures have been in the low 50s and rising. The bite should pick up with rising temperatures.
The boat dock at Keystone Lake’s Atwood Launch has been installed for the season. Water temperature remains cool, in the low 50s. Anglers report catching a few Muskellunge and bass.
Greene County and Southern Washington County
Trout anglers were out in force this weekend for the opening day of trout.
Anglers were met by the best trout opener weather in years, but the nice weather also brought lower water conditions along with warmer streams. Some anglers beat the odds and had full stringers earlier than others.
The bite was tough at Lake Wilma where water was warm and clear.
Anglers at Ryerson State Park were catching plenty of fish on paste baits and worms.
Ten Mile Creek saw an abundance of anglers that had good creels. These dedicated campers saw success on spinners and power worms.
Some large breeders were seen in South Fork Dunkard Fork of Wheeling Creek in some of the larger holes that it seemed no one was interested in!
Anglers are encouraged to come out and help stock the waterways. Check the PFBC website for stocking schedules.
8-year old David and his dad, Ben Dickun, of Apollo, fished McClintock Run on the Opening Day of Trout season. David caught five Brook Trout by 8:15 am! All were caught on artificial scented nymphs.
Anglers are doing really well on the special regulation sections of Laurel Hill Creek. Water conditions have been ideal.
Anglers are catching some nice Channel Catfish at Somerset Lake.
One angler reported catching and releasing a 31.5-inch Brown Trout at the Quemahoning Reservoir. Anglers are catching some really nice Northern Pike on shiners at this location.