Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 29th, 2013
Allegheny, Monongahela, Ohio rivers (Allegheny County) — A good smallmouth bass bite was reported on all three rivers, with shiners and tubes productive. Typical fishing spots on the Ohio, such as the Neville Island back channel, Kilbuck access, Emsworth lock, Dashields dam, and the mouths of Montour Run and Little Sewickley Creek were yielding flathead catfish up to 30 pounds on natural baits, such as bluegills and crawlers, as well as cut bait.
Beaver River (Beaver County) — The Townsend Dam on this Ohio River tributary was yielding small to medium-size hybrid striped bass in recent weeks.
Raccoon Lake, Brady’s Run Lake (Beaver County) — The deeper water was still yielding some trout on pastebaits in early August.
Youghiogheny River (Fayette County) — Nice-size smallmouth bass were reported in this Monongahela River tributary from Connellsville to Ohiopyle.
Dunlap Creek Lake (Fayette County) — Anglers were still picking up trout from boats in deep water near the dam during the evening hours.
Youghiogheny River Reservoir (Fayette, Westmoreland counties) — Nice catches of smallmouth bass was reported in water made high by heavy rainfall. The Jockey Hollow access area was productive for some anglers.
Kooser Lake (Fayette County) — Bluegills and trout were reported in recent weeks.
Allegheny River (Armstrong County) — Channel catfish were reported in recent weeks.
Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County) — Largemouth and smallmouth bass were reported in recent weeks, along with a report of big brown trout. Bluegills and brown bullhead catfish also were reported.
Lake Somerset (Somerset County) — Boat launching was difficult because of the 7-foot draw-down. A few nice channel catfish were reported in recent weeks.