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SW REGION REPORTS

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


March 25, 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...

NOTE ON EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON 2020 TROUT STOCKING AND MORE: Trout stocking will be conducted on an accelerated schedule. To ensure public safety, volunteers will NOT be permitted to assist with stocking activities. 

To complete trout stocking operations without the assistance of the public, the PFBC will modify stocking methods for this year.  For further information on this and other effects on PFBC activities and operations please click here. 



Fayette County 


Anglers are catching crappie, Largemouth Bass, and Yellow Perch at Dunlap Creek LakeThey are also catching many of the trout that were stocked on Monday. All trout caught between March 1 and April 18, 2020 must be immediately released. 



Greene County and Washington County 


Area anglers are having good Walleye success on the Monongahela River near major tributaries and area lock and dams. 


Trout stocking has been in overdrive with recent COVID-19 precautions. Area waters continue to be stocked with trout for the Statewide Mentored Youth on April 11th and Statewide Opening day on April 18th Anglers are reminded that all fishing and boating regulations are still in place.  

 

 


 March 18, 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...

NOTE ON EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON 2020 TROUT STOCKING AND MORE: Trout stocking will be conducted on an accelerated schedule. To ensure public safety, volunteers will NOT be permitted to assist with stocking activities. 

To complete trout stocking operations without the assistance of the public, the PFBC will modify stocking methods for this year.  For further information on this and other effects on PFBC activities and operations please click here. 

 

Beaver County 


Anglers are catching Muskellunge on the Beaver River and Ohio River over the past two weeks. The New Brighton Dam has been producing some trophy sized fish. 

 

Somerset County 


Trout stocking is in full swing in Somerset County. As of March 13th, the weather permitted us to get the trout distributed to all the usual trout stocking points. 


Anglers are catching some nice Northern Pike at the Quemahoning Reservoir.  One angler recently caught and released a 30-inch, 7.5-pound fish caught on smelt. 


The Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only sections of Laurel Hill Creek were stocked on March 14, 2020, providing some great trout fishing opportunities for anglers. 

 



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.