South West

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 27th, 2015

North Park Lake (Allegheny County) — This small stocked-trout fishery was yielding nice catches to ice anglers through mid-February. Raccoon Lake (Beaver County) — Ice anglers were catching bluegills and crappies, mostly in small sizes, by jigging maggots and waxworms. A few anglers caught trout, with gold-colored spoons tipped with a waxworm productive. Monongahela River (Washington, Greene counties) — As…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 13th, 2015

Marshall Lake (Allegheny County) — This small but popular impoundment in an Allegheny County park near Pittsburgh was yielding panfish in recent weeks.  Brady’s Run Lake (Beaver County) — Anglers were catching trout through the ice on waxworm-tipped jigs or minnows in recent weeks.  Three Rivers (Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers) — As conditions allowed through mid-January, anglers reported a…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – January 30th, 2015

Allegheny River — Walleyes and bass were reported in early January as conditions allowed. Monongahela River (Greene, Washington counties) — The outfalls of the locks and dams were yielding walleyes on live minnows as well as soft plastics as conditions allowed in early January. Tenmile Creek (Washington County) — Trout anglers reported catches in the lower reaches of this Monongahela…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – January 2nd, 2015

East Fork Lake (Clermont County) – Crappie: Try using live minnows, or jigs with plastic bodies. Anglers should concentrate on fishing in the shallow areas near stickups and brush piles. Anglers can also try following the wood lines back into the tributary creeks. Spotted and largemouth bass: Try using spinnerbaits and plastic jigs colored black and blue. Hybrid striped bass:…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – January 2nd, 2015

Allegheny, Monongahela, Ohio rivers (Allegheny County) — Numbers of walleyes from tiny to 5 pounds, saugers, saugeyes, hybrid striped bass, and flathead catfish were hitting on jigged crankbaits, bucktails and other lures in the deep wintering holes. Raccoon Lake (Butler County) — Although water remained open through early December, fishing was slow in recent weeks.  Loyalhanna Creek (Westmoreland County) —…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 5th, 2014

Keystone Lake (Armstrong County) — Fishing pressure was light, and water levels were below the launch ramps at NuMine and Atwood in recent weeks. Raccoon Lake (Beaver County) — Trout were hitting on pastebaits and maggots near the dam. A few trout were caught by anglers trolling from boats. Beaver River (Beaver County) — Amid light fishing pressure, anglers reported…

Southwest Ohio FIshing Report – November 21st, 2014

East Fork (Clermont County) – Crappies: are being caught by anglers using waxworms, tube jigs, or medium- to large-sized minnows tipped on chartreuse jigs. Channel catfish: are being caught by anglers fishing tight line at night using nightcrawlers, large minnows, or chicken livers. Bluegill: are hitting on waxworms or red worms. Keep the bait under a bobber and about two…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

Monongahela River (Greene, Washington counties) — The mouths of the tributaries and outfalls of the dams were producing walleyes in the falling water temperatures of recent weeks. Some anglers were catching catfish from the deeper waters and lock walls in the early evening hours. Duman Dam, Lake Rowena (Cambria County) — Trout fishing was productive at both fisheries in recent…