Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 20th, 2014
Monongahela River (Fayette County) — Muskie releases were reported at the mouths on large tributaries recent weeks.
Youghiogheny River (Fayette County) — Muskies were reported at the mouths of tributaries, while trout were reported in the stocked tribs in recent weeks.
Youghiogheny River Reservoir (Fayette County) — Walleyes were reported near-shore at the end of May, although Memorial Day weekend anglers had to contend with high water up to the top of the launch at Jockey Hollow access.
High Point Lake (Somerset County) — Largemouth bass up to 4 and 5 pounds were released along with crappies, northern pike, and chain pickerel in recent weeks.
Lake Somerset (Somerset County) — A good crappie bite was reported, although most fish were on the small side and just a few were in the 10- to 12-inch range. Channel catfish and largemouth bass also were reported. Temperatures were about 70 degrees in late May.
Loyalhanna, Mill, Sewickley creeks; Indian, Northmoreland, Keystone, Donegal lakes (Westmoreland County) — These popular destinations were stocked with trout in recent weeks. Keystone and Donegal lakes were yielding crappies and other panfish in nice numbers.
Loyalhanna Lake (Westmoreland County) — Crappies and other panfish were feeding heavily in recent weeks and taking whatever baits anglers were using.
Conemaugh River Lake (Westmoreland County) — The evening walleye bite was productive in recent weeks, with high water pushing walleyes into holes at the base of the dam.
Quemahoning Reservoir (Cambria County) — An angler targeting crappies along the shoreline released three nice-sized largemouth bass on small twisters in early June.