SW REGION REPORTS
REGION COUNTIES -- Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland (County Guide)
January 22, 2020
Mandatory Cold Weather Life Jacket Wear for boats less than 16 feet in length and for all canoes and kayaks is from November 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020. Learn more here...
Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall though the ice. Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://www.fishandboat.com/Boat/WaterandIceSafety/Pages/default.aspx
Glendale Lake anglers are catching nice crappie in the evening. Anglers are catching Northern Pike and pickerel in shallow water areas of the lake.
Anglers are catching trout at Lake Rowena.
Anglers are catching trout and pickerel at Duman Lake.
The contractor working on Somerset Lake is planning to close a portion of Wood Duck Road (access to the boat ramp from Lake Road). This will cut access from Lake Road to the boat ramp parking area but the public can still access the site from Gilmour Road. They are looking to start this the week of January 27th. Although there is no water to fish or boat at the lake, users of the Somerset County Nature Park should take note of this closure.
January 15, 2020
REMINDER – Mandatory Cold Weather Life Jacket Wear for boats less than 16 feet in length and for all canoes and kayaks is from November 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020. Learn more here...
Anglers at Little Yellow Creek are catching Brook Trout. They are using wax worms for bait and are having better luck in the morning.
Anglers at Yellow Creek Lake are taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, reporting catches of Northern Pike, Bluegill, and sunfish. They are using shiners and minnows for bait.
Reports compiled by Miranda (Mandy) Smith (RA-FBSWFISHNRPT@pa.gov), Southwest Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.