Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 7th, 2012

Youghiogheny River Reservoir (Somerset, Fayette counties)

Boats can be launched from Big Bend access area. Walleyes in this area were reported as deep as 20 to 35 feet, along with small bass, catfish and northern pike.

Youghiogheny River (Somerset, Fayette counties)

The trout  bite was slow to average, but fishing and boating pressure was down, too.

Beaver, Ohio rivers (Allegheny, Beaver counties)

The Townsend dam area on the Beaver was slow, whether anglers were fishing live bait or artificials in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, even as water levels were dropping.

Raccoon Lake (Beaver County)

This park impoundment was yielding panfish and trout, with limits of recent stocked trout hitting on maggots and paste baits near the boat launches. Red worms were taking nice-size bluegills near the dam.

Keystone Lake (Armstrong County)

Boaters could still launch at Atwood, although the dock was removed for the season. Some nice bass and crappies were hitting mid-month.

Yellow Creek Lake (Indiana County)

Crappies in mixed sizes were reported, with keepers few and far between. Bluegills were hitting all over the lake. Bass and few northern pike also were reported in recent weeks.

Blue Spruce Lake (Indiana County)

Trout were taking crawlers, waxworms and scented baits. A few bass, crappies and perch also were reported in recent weeks.

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