Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 5th, 2013
Ohio, Beaver rivers (Allegheny, Beaver counties) — Catfish turned on in recent weeks, with numbers of large flatheads reported at different spots on the both rivers. The waters below the locks and dams, and the mouth of Raccoon Creek on the Ohio were productive. The New Brighton area was the Beaver River’s hot spot. Classic catfish baits, like liver, stinkbaits and cutbait, were the tickets.
Allegheny River (Armstrong County) — The locks and dams were yielding walleyes, saugers, smallmouth bass and a few white bass. Channel catfish up to 20 inches also were reported, with big numbers hitting in mid-June below Lock No. 8.
Monongahela River (Greene, Washington counties) — Nice numbers of walleyes, white bass and smallmouth bass were reported on a variety of baits, from soft plastics to live minnows, around the locks and dams. Channel catfish were hitting on cut panfish and commercial stinkbaits near tributaries.
South Fork of Ten Mile Creek (Washington County) — Channel catfish were reported, with anglers in Ten Mile Creek Park doing well on commercial stinkbaits and crawlers. The Fish & Boat Commission reported that one angler even caught a channel cat on a piece of chocolate roll candy.
Monongahela River (Greene County) — White bass, channel catfish and crappies were reported along the confluence of Muddy Creek and in the main stem of the Mon.
Lake Wilma (Greene County) — This 19-acre lake was yielding panfish on bright-color jigs and small plastics in June. Bass were hitting on minnows.
Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County) — Smallmouth bass, northern pike and crappies were reported.
Youghiogheny River Reservoir (Somerset, Fayette counties) — A nice walleye bite was reported, along with some bass.
Lake Somerset (Somerset County) — Channel catfish were hitting in drawn-down water in recent weeks. A 25-pound carp also was reported.
Glendale Lake (Cambria County) — Crappies and bluegills were reported.
Colver Reservoir (Cambria County) — Nice perch were reported in mid-June.
Wilmore Dam (Cambria County) — Panfish catches varied in recent weeks.