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SW REGION REPORTS

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


May 13, 2021


Cambria County 


Although all the PFBC trout stockings are completed in Cambria County, trout are still being stocked by several co-ops throughout the county. 


Anglers are reporting that the crappies at Wilmore Reservoir have slowed down in the past few weeks due to the colder water temperatures. 


Anglers at Duman Lake are still catching trout using jig heads with scented bait worms tipped with a waxworm. 

 

Southern Somerset County 

Water levels are higher than normal due to the recent precipitation. Be cautious of changing conditions if planning to head out on the water. 

Anglers are catching trout on live bait and artificial lures. 


Anglers at High Point Lake have been catching a decent number of Bluegills and Chain Pickerel. 


Some panfish are being caught on Indian Lake. 


Boating season is just about to begin. Be sure to check that your boat’s registration is valid and that all required safety equipment is onboard and suitable for use before heading out on the water. For example, check the charge of fire extinguishers as they can lose their charge over time, inspect life jackets for rips and tears, be sure that your navigation lights are working properly, etc. 


 

Northern Fayette County and Southern Westmoreland County 


Acme Dam (Chestnut Park) is starting to produce some good-sized panfish and they are being caught on pink plastic worms.  


Anglers at Greenlick Reservoir are catching some nice-sized bass from shore on nightcrawlers.  


Twin Lakes is producing trout on paste baits.  


Boaters will find trout are hitting while trolling spinners at Donegal Lake 


Boaters are reminded that the water temperatures are still down and that it is always recommended to wear your lifejacket while on the water. Stay safe and healthy. 

 


May 5, 2021

 

Beaver County

Several large Rainbow, Brown and Golden Rainbow Trout were stocked during the most recent stocking at Brady's Run Lake. Anglers did well for a short time, then the fish stopped biting. Over the next few days, they began to bite again and many of the large trout were caught. Anglers using paste baits, small plastic worms, and spinners did well.

Anglers fishing Raccoon Lake and Traverse Creek did well after the trout stocking last week. Anglers fishing the lake did well near the dam catching them on maggots. Anglers fishing the creek were catching them on spinners and drifting live baits.

Indiana County

Anglers at Yellow Creek on State Route 954 and near Ferrier Run Road are catching trout following the recent stockings.

Anglers are catching Northern Pike, catfish, and Largemouth Bass at Yellow Creek Lake.

Washington County

Trout season has been very good in Washington County. The last stocking was completed on May 4 for Mingo Creek, Little Chartiers Creek "Linden," and Millers Run. There are still plenty of trout in the streams.

Dutch Fork Lake and Canonsburg Lake have been producing large numbers of trout.

The Monongahela River has started to pick up for the anglers targeting Walleye at Lock/Dam # 3 & 4.

Cross Creek Lake is starting to turn on for crappie, Largemouth Bass, and Bluegill. The spawn should be here soon. Now, with the warmer days in the future, there will be a lot more boats, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards out on the lake. Remember that Cross Creek Lake is 10 HP or less ONLY!

Boaters are reminded that a properly fitted, USCG life jacket is required for each person on the vessel.

 




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.