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SW REGION REPORTS

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


 

May 18, 2022

Greene County and Southern Washington County

People are still catching trout with spinners and flies on North Fork Dunkard Fork, Whiteley Creek, Enlow Fork, and Lake Wilma.  



May 11, 2022

Allegheny County

North Park Lake and Peter's Creek (Jefferson Hills & South Park Twp), were stocked with trout last week.  The air temperature is warming up, but the water temperatures are still cool enough to allow for some great trout fishing.

North Park Lake was high and muddy over the weekend due to the recent rains, but anglers were still catching fish.  One angler seemed to have good luck with high visibility colors of synthetic bait.  Some other anglers were having limited luck with nightcrawlers.


Cambria County

Boaters are reminded that boats must be properly registered before using PFBC accesses.  Also, be sure to have all required safety equipment on-board.

Anglers are reminded to check sign boards at PFBC properties for special regulations such as Panfish Enhancement and Big Bass Program lake regulations.

Anglers at Wilmore Reservoir have been catching crappie in the back end of the Reservoir using jigs and live minnows.

Northern Somerset County

Trout stocked waters in Somerset County have been holding cooler temperatures going into May. There is still plenty of good trout fishing across the area.

The PFBC strongly encourages everyone to always wear their life jacket while out on the water.

Southern Somerset County

Anglers around Somerset County are experiencing average catch rates while trout fishing. Live bait or artificial lures have been successful for most trout anglers.

Fishing on High Point Lake has been slow due to weather and water temperatures.

As boating season quickly approaches, be sure to have all required safety equipment onboard before heading out onto the water.

Be aware of weather conditions and water conditions before heading out to fish or boat.



 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.