Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 25th, 2015
Monongahela River (Greene, Washington counties) — Catfish action was heating up in the late evening hours at most tributaries along the river as of Sept. 9. Largemouth bass were reported near locks and dams and other structures. Some anglers were catching muskies in the early morning and late afternoon to dusk hours, either trolling or casting from shore.
Ohio, Beaver rivers (Beaver County) — The catfish bite had slowed some on the Ohio by early September. Both the Ohio and Beaver rivers were yielding bass to anglers jigging around wood along the banks.
Raccoon Lake (Beaver County) — Channel catfish were reported on this 101-acre impoundment in recent weeks. A 22-pounder was reported on ultra-light tackle and a minnow.
Little Beaver Creek (Beaver County) — Northern pike were reported near Ohioville in recent weeks.
Glendale Lake (Cambria County) — Nice bass were reported from the deeper water through early September.
Colver Reservoir (Cambria County) — Some nice bluegills and yellow perch were reported in recent weeks.
Lake Rowena (Cambria County) — Bass and trout were hitting through early September.
Beaverdam Run Reservoir (Cambria County) — Some nice smallmouth bass were reported in recent weeks.
Youghiogheny River (Fayette County) — Freshwater drum, bass and trout were hitting through early September.
Youghiogheny River Reservoir (Fayette, Somerset counties) — A few walleyes and some nice smallmouth bass were reported in falling water levels in early September.
Cheat River (Fayette County) — Walleyes and bass were reported in recent weeks.
Somerset Lake (Somerset County) — Largemouth bass and some channel catfish were reported in recent weeks. One angler released a 24-inch bowfin.
Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County) — A few northern pike were released in recent weeks. Anglers also reported some nice largemouth bass. Water levels were down about 2 feet in early September.