Monday, January 30th, 2023
Monday, January 30th, 2023

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Southwest Region

Allegheny River – Water was high Aug. 14, a result of heavy
rainfall upriver and voluminous releases from the Kinzua Dam.
Average catches of bass, walleyes and catfish were reported earlier
that same week. The Venture Outdoors Downtown TriAnglers reported
31 anglers released 14 fish off the North Shore Aug. 12, including
a 25-inch carp by Pat Megarry, of the Northside, a 20-inch
freshwater drum by Ken Migliorese, of Washington’s Landing, a
20-inch flathead by Bernie Kielar, of Brookline, and a 12-inch
crappie by Marty Sanders, of Overbrook.

Monongahela River – Average catches of bass and some nice
catfish were reported.

Ohio River – Russ Greshauk, of McKees Rocks, caught a 28-inch,
7-pound walleye with 13-inch girth on a white jig in the back
channel dam the morning of Aug. 9.

Conemaugh River Lake (Armstrong County) – The bass bite has
slowed, but numbers of nice bluegills were reported in recent
weeks.

Yellow Creek Lake (Indiana County) – Bass up to 18 and 22 inches
were reported. The northern pike bite slowed considerably by
mid-August.

Keystone Dam (Westmoreland County) – Bass and some sublegal-size
muskies were released in mid-August, although one 46-incher also
was reported. A few walleyes were caught on the north side of the
lake.

Youghiogheny Reservoir (Fayette County) – John Spittal, of
Ursina, and friends caught six smallmouth bass up to 181/2 inches,
some nice bluegills, a bullhead catfish, and a 28-inch carp in 10
to 25 feet in mid-August.

Youghiogheny River – Good trout fishing was reported with
catches coming near Confluence, Ohiopyle and the All Tackle Trophy
Trout stretch from Ramcat Run to Ohiopyle.

Highpoint Lake (Somerset County) – A slow bite was reported
recently. Water levels were at normal summer pool and weed growth
was abundant.

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