Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 9th, 2013
Yellow Creek Lake (Indiana County)
Boat docks have been installed, bringing numbers of boaters to the lake in recent weeks. Crappies and northern pike were reported.
Keystone Lake (Indiana County)
Crappies and some smaller muskies were reported in recent weeks.
Dunlap Creek Lake (Fayette County)
Nice-size crappies were reported in recent weeks.
Donegal Lake (Westmoreland County)
An angler caught an 8-pound rainbow trout trolling a crankbait in recent weeks.
The Point Marion area was producing freshwater drum and channel catfish in recent weeks.
Whiteley Creek (Greene County)
Paste baits and small wax worms under bobbers were taking trout after the season opener.
Lake Wilma (Greene County)
Trout were hitting spinners and baits under bobbers in recent weeks, with fish holding in 5 to 6 feet near the shorelines. Black and white crappies and bluegills also were hitting along the shores, with live baits under bobbers productive.
Enlow Fork, Templeton Fork (Greene County)
Trout were hitting mealworms, wax worms, and paste bait at the start of the season.
Wheeling Creek Forks (Greene County)
Paste baits were the ticket for trout on opening day weekend at this Ryerson Station State Park fishery.
Browns Creek, Ten Mile Creek (Washington County)
High angler turnout was reported at the start of trout season, with paste baits the top producer and redworms the next-best choice.
Buffalo, Cowanshannock creeks (Armstrong County)
Trout were hitting minnows through the end of April.
Crooked Creek Lake (Armstrong County)
Crappies up to 10 inches were hitting at the outflow.
Allegheny River (Armstrong County)
Smallmouth bass were released at the locks through the end of April.
Brady’s Run, Raccoon lakes (Beaver County)
Trout were reported on paste baits and trout magnets tipped with maggots through the end of April.
North Fork of the Little Beaver Creek (Beaver County)
Anglers were catching trout by drifting minnows and inline spinners.
Beaver River (Beaver County)
Nice crappies up to 12 inches were reported, along with two muskies over 40 inches near Townsend Dam.