Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 19th, 2013
Allegheny River (Allegheny County) — Some nice catches of smallmouths were reported on soft plastics.
Monongahela River (Allegheny River) — Channel catfish were reported around Pittsburgh, with the Mon Wharf yielding nice-size cats on stinkbaits and chicken livers. Carp were biting French fries near the Southside ramp.
Keystone Lake (Armstrong County) — Smallmouth bass up to 20 inches and walleyes in various sizes from sublegal to keepers were reported. Muskies in the mid-40-inch range also were reported. The crappie bite was hit or miss through the end of June, but some nice perch were reported.
Allegheny River (Armstrong County) — Saugers, channel catfish, walleyes and crappies were reported in recent weeks.
Blue Spruce Lake (Indiana County) — A few bass, bluegills and trout were reported through the end of June.
Yellow Creek Lake (Indiana County) — Northern pike up to 29 inches and bass were hitting from boat and shore. A few walleyes and a hit-or-miss crappie bite also were reported.
High Point Lake (Somerset County) — Largemouth bass up to 18 inches were hitting in this high-elevation impoundment in recent weeks. Northern pike, yellow perch, brown bullheads and bluegills also were reported.
Youghiogheny River (Fayette, Somerset counties) — The tailrace was stocked for the July 4 holiday weekend and trout were hitting eggs, waxworms, and nightcrawlers. Walleyes moved deeper as temperatures heated up. Channel catfish were reported along with a few northern pike in recent weeks. Incidental catches of snapping turtles were reported by anglers targeting other species.