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REGION COUNTIES -- Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland (County Guide)

July 28, 2021

Allegheny County 

Recent rain events have caused high water and debris in the Allegheny River of the Pittsburgh Boating Pool.  Boaters are reminded to be cautious after rain events, as submerged debris can cause significant damage to your boat.   

Bass and catfish are hitting live bait around sunset on the Ohio River.  


Participants in PFBC’s fishing station at the Carnegie Science Center’s H20 Rivers Weekend event caught Bluegill, Rock Bass, Green Sunfish, and a Smallmouth Bass fishing near the submarine on July 24, 2021. 


 Andrew from Sewickley caught a nice-sized Bluegill at the event. 

Do your part to protect the resource.  Please make sure that you pack out any trash that you bring in with you. Don’t leave anything behind.  In addition to being illegal, litter is the number one reason that property (including popular fishing spots) gets posted no trespassing.   


Fayette County 

Anglers are catching some nice trout from the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle. 

Smallmouth Bass, Freshwater Drum, and Channel Catfish are being caught in the Youghiogheny River near Connellsville. 

 July 21, 2021


Western Armstrong County

Anglers are catching large catfish in the Allegheny River using small baitfish
as bait.

Starting last month, on June 15th, anglers can keep trout on Buffalo Creek in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only  section. The creel limit is three and
the minimum size is nine inches. This will be in effect until Labor Day. On the day after Labor Day, the creel limit will be zero.

Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass on the
Allegheny River and Crooked Creek Lake.

Fayette County

Anglers are catching Freshwater Drum, Smallmouth Bass, and Channel Catfish in the Youghiogheny River and Monongahela River.

 Reports compiled by Miranda (Mandy) Smith (, Southwest Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.