Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass are on the Youghiogheny River. They are holding in the deeper pools. Some Rainbow Trout were caught in the Connellsville area.
Crappie are hitting on minnows in several local ponds and Lakes. They are hitting the bait very lightly. Anglers need to pay attention to the slightest increase in weight on the line.
Greene County and Southern Washington County
The Monongahela River is murky from recent rains. Water levels are normal with most locks operating at one to two feet. Anglers have been catching good numbers of Spotted Gar at Maxwell Lock and Dam along with the occasional White Bass.
Early morning bass anglers have seen a slow bite largely in part to the mayfly hatch in the waters and low lying tree limbs with easy prey.
Northern Somerset County
Anglers are reporting some nice bass being caught at Quemahoning Reservoir.
Channel Catfish are biting readily at Somerset Lake.
Youghiogheny River Lake anglers are catching some nice Smallmouth Bass and a few Walleye.
At Kooser Lake one angler reported catching several Bluegills.
The trout streams are low and clear. There are plenty of trout stacked up in the holes. The Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) areas are open to the harvest of trout at this time with plenty of trout available to harvest.
Anglers fishing the Monongahela River are catching Channel Catfish at night and in the early evening hours on chicken livers and live bait. The action can be fast paced with more than one rod at a time having a fish on! The best places to target on the river are in areas where some light current can be found.
Dutch Fork Lake has been consistently producing decent numbers of Largemouth Bass on a variety of artificial lures. Anglers are finding the shaded areas and areas around submerged trees to be the best habitat to target.
Northern Westmoreland County
Anglers are reporting catching good numbers of Quillback Carpsucker and Freshwater Drum on night crawlers at the Conemaugh River Lake outflow. Good size Walleye and a few Striped Bass have also been reported at the outflow. Make sure to take a homemade net that you can lower down the high wall for large fish - approximately 30 feet.
The Allegheny River is still producing consistent numbers of Walleye from behind the lock walls this time of year. Anglers are fishing the slack water at these locations using minnows fished on a treble hook just off the bottom. They have been using different depths depending on where the fish are in the water column.