Monongahela River (Allegheny, Greene, Washington counties) — An 18-pound paddlefish was released by an angler targeting catfish June 11. Catfish were biting near tributaries and structure through mid-June, although anglers had to deal with heavy rainfall. A 35-plus pound flathead was released near the Rice’s Landing lock wall. The Maxwell lock and dam was yielding catfish and walleyes. Grey’s Landing lock and dam was producing nice catches of walleyes and yellow perch. Some anglers were reporting American eels between Grey’s Landing and Maxwell. Freshwater drum also were biting in recent weeks.
Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County) — Good bass, northern pike and walleye bites were reported, with one angler catching a 26-inch walleye. The big brown trout bite had dwindled with warming water.
Somerset Lake (Somerset County) — Channel catfish and carp were hitting, along with largemouth bass, in mid-June. Anglers are advised that launching larger boats is practically impossible because of the draw-down.
Laurel Hill Lake (Somerset County) — Stocked trout were still being reported in mid-June.
Allegheny River (Westmoreland County) — Fishing behind the locks picked up in mid-June, with anglers catching walleyes on jigs and shiners, although a number of fish were sub-legal. Overcast days and the early morning hours were the most productive.
Lynn Run, Mill Creek, and Loyalhanna Creek (Westmoreland County) — Trout were still reported in mid-June.