Southwest Region

Glendale Lake (Cambria County) – Shore anglers outnumbered
boaters, and were catching crappies and northern pike and releasing
a few bass in early April. Upper Slate Lick Branch had the best
crappie action, in 50 degree water. Dan Coccia of Fallentimber
caught 25 crappies on minnows near heavy cover in the colder waters
of middle Slate Lick. Debbie and Bob Behee, of Martinsburg, and
Cody Freeburger, of Dysart, released several northern pike 24
inches and smaller around Prince Gallitzin marina. Mike Hassen, of
Northern Cambria, won the Cambria Bass Club tournament with two
fish totaling nearly 41/2 pounds. Tom Yeager Sr., of St. Boniface,
caught the lunker, a 21/2-pound largemouth.

Allegheny River – Water was still running high April 11. White
bass and small walleyes were hitting around the power plant in
Cheswick.

Ohio River – Water has been running high and fast and shore
anglers have been out in large numbers. They are releasing walleyes
up to 25 inches and saugers at Montour and Dashields dams, and some
smallmouth bass at Emsworth Dam.

Montour Run (Allegheny County) – Good conditions prevailed
opening day. Water was a little murky but flow was good, with
anglers catching trout up to 24 inches, many of which were stocked
by the local sportsmen’s club, as a supplement to the state
stocking.

Monongahela River – White bass, hybrid stripers and smallmouth
bass have been hitting at the mouths of the creeks. A couple
catfish also have been landed.

Loyalhanna River (Westmoreland County) – Anglers landed numbers
of trout on Joe’s Flies and other hardware in the delayed-harvest
section just prior to opening day.

Youghiogheny River, Meadow Run (Fayette County) – Good
conditions have prevailed in recent days and numbers of trout have
been reported on the river and the delayed harvest section of the
run.

Youghiogheny Reservoir (Fayette County) – John Spittal, of
Ursina, caught chain pickerels up to 20 inches from shore in recent
weeks. The lake’s Maryland side is yielding northern pike.

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