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Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Keystone Lake (Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland counties)

The deeper waters were yielding bass to a variety of baits, from soft plastic creature baits to crawlers. Rainfall in late July and early August spurred the channel catfish bite, with nice-size cats coming on chicken livers and stinkbaits as well as commercially-prepared catfish baits. A few walleyes also were reported.

Allegheny River

Numbers of channel catfish, 18 to 24 inches were reported on chicken livers and stinkbaits through early August. A couple of cats 30 inches also were reported.

Lower Conemaugh, Upper Kiskimenitas rivers (Westmoreland County)

Smallmouth bass, catfish, freshwater drum, gar and a couple of walleyes were reported in recent weeks, although sizes were running small to average.

Loyalhanna Lake (Westmoreland County)

Largemouth bass up to 4 pounds, and several sub-legal tiger muskies were released in recent weeks.

Conemaugh River Lake (Westmoreland County)

Bass and some yellow perch were reported.

Youghiogheny River Lake (Somerset/Fayette counties)

Smallmouth bass were hitting minnows and crankbaits. A few walleyes also were reported.

Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County)

Largemouth bass were biting plastic beaver tails and other soft plastic creature baits through early August, along with a few panfish. Bullhead catfish were hitting at night, on chunks of chicken liver or crawlers.

Lake Somerset (Somerset County)

Channel catfish and a few bass were hitting in recent weeks in water that has been drawn down by about 6 feet.

Laurel Hill Lake (Somerset County)

Bass and bluegills were reported in recent weeks.

Glendale Lake (Cambria County)

Crappies were hitting on soft plastic grubs, minnows, and mealworms around brush piles. Bluegills were reported on maggots, bits of crawlers and red worms.

Wilmore Dam (Cambria County)

A good after-dark crappie bite was reported.

Colver Reservoir (Cambria County)

A 24-inch walleye and a 21-inch largemouth bass were reported in recent weeks.

Hinkston Run Reservoir (Cambria County)

Bass and a few perch were reported through early August.

Yellow Creek Lake (Indiana County)

Bass up to 3 and 4 pounds were reported in recent weeks. Some nice-size crappies and perch also were reported, along with numbers of bluegills across the lake. A couple of walleyes were caught, although the bite was generally slow.

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