Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 31st, 2014

Monongahela River (Allegheny County) — Catfish up to 10 pounds were hitting from boat and shore, and smallmouth bass were reported in recent weeks.

Glendale Lake (Cambria County)  — Bass and walleyes were hitting in recent weeks.

Wilmore Dam (Cambria County) — Big carp were reported in recent weeks. 

Hinkston Run Reservoir, Colver Reservoir (Cambria County) — Nice-size yellow perch were reported in both fisheries in recent weeks.

Youghiogheny River (Somerset County) — Anglers continued to catch trout up to 22 inches in the tailrace of the Yough dam, which was stocked for the July 4 weekend.

Youghiogheny River Reservoir (Somerset County) — Smallmouth bass were reported through mid-July.

Wills Creek (Somerset County) — Trout catches continued through mid-July.

High Point Lake (Somerset County) — Catfish, bass and bluegills were reported in recent weeks,

Lake Somerset (Somerset County) — Channel catfish were reported, along with a few largemouth bass up to 18 inches. A 29-inch muskie was released. A few crappies also were hitting. The lake remained drawn down by 10 feet in mid-July.

Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County) — Largemouth and smallmouth bass were reported along with a few bullhead catfish at night.

Lake Arthur (Butler County) — As of July 18, anglers were catching hybrid striped bass in the evenings, with alewives or Bomber Long-As the ideal baits. Usually, the striper bite fades away by late July, when water gets even warmer. Numbers of channel catfish were reported. Largemouth bass in mixed sizes were reported on this Big Bass Program lake. A couple of 2-pound crappies were caught in mid-July, with fish hitting in about 8 feet around brush piles. 

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