Southwest Region

Allegheny River – A lot of mud and debris from recent rainfall
has impacted conditions. Prior to the storm, Brian Clements
reported good fishing from the 62nd Street Bridge to Highland Park
Dam, including many smallmouth bass 12 to 15 inches and the
occasional 20-incher on shiners and Shad Raps, walleyes and saugers
on green jigheads and twister tails, and catfish turning on after 8
pm. The Venture Outdoors Downtown TriAnglers reported a slow bite
from the North Shore recently. Highlights included a 19-inch
freshwater drum and 18-inch channel catfish caught by Marty
Sanders, of Overbrook.

Monongahela River – John Hudak, of Elizabeth, released a 5-plus
pound hybrid striped bass to lead the Shad Lure Bait and Tackle
June bass contest. Smallmouth bass and catfish also were
reported.

Ohio River – Big flathead catfish were reported midmonth, along
with numbers of smallmouth bass.

Cross Creek Lake (Washington County) – Kathy Cooper, of North
Strabane, released a 22-plus-inch, 8-plus pound largemouth bass on
a plastic lure tipped with crawler.

Youghiogheny Reservoir (Fayette County) – Smallmouth bass and
panfish were reported from boat and shore in recent weeks.

Youghiogheny River, Meadow Run (Fayette County) – The
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission performed unscheduled trout
stockings on both waterways in recent weeks.

Laurel Hill Lake (Somerset County) – The Fish & Boat
Commission performed an unscheduled trout stocking in recent
weeks.

Highpoint Lake (Somerset County) – Numbers of northern pike,
including many sublegals, were reported.

Loyalhanna Lake (Somerset County) – Largemouth bass up to 5
pounds were reported in recent weeks, along with the release of a
legal-sized tiger muskie.

Mill Creek (Westmoreland County) – The Fish & Boat
vCommission performed an unscheduled trout stocking in recent
weeks.

Keystone Lake (Armstrong County) – Several muskies, including
many sublegals, were reported in recent weeks. The crappie bite was
slowing.

Highpoint Lake (Somerset County) – Numbers of smallmouth bass,
crappies, and northern pike were reported along with improving
water levels. The lake was drawn down for weed control last
year.

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