Southwest Region

Bessemer Lake (Lawrence County) – Stocked rainbow trout were
being iced at the end of January, with one angler limiting out in
half an hour.

North Park Lake (Allegheny County) – Steve Visomirski, of Shaler
Township, iced trout, bluegills, and crappies in recent weeks.
Sizes and numbers were average.

Allegheny/Monongahela/Ohio rivers – A couple of anglers were
targeting the warm-water discharge of the Elrama power plant on the
Monongahela, but action generally was quiet on all three rivers,
and patches of ice were reported, in recent weeks.

Highpoint Lake (Somerset County) – Perch, northern pike and
largemouth bass, including a 6-pounder, were iced in recent

Cranberry Glade Lake (Somerset County) – Anglers iced a mixed
bag of bluegills and perch in recent weeks.

Virgin Run Dam (Fayette County) – Anglers were catching recently
stocked trout through the ice.

Deep Creek Lake (Maryland) – Anglers iced walleyes up to 22
inches along with many “sub-legals,” large perch, northern pike and

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