|Depending on the location, the rainfall on 9/30 will either improve the fishing or slow things down. Waters that had been low may see things pick up with increased flow. Some watersheds experienced heavy rains and as a result, those waters experienced significant increases in flow.
Anglers and boaters can check on current water conditions by visiting http://m.waterdata.usgs.gov/ Accessible from a mobile device, this site provides real-time information on river and stream conditions.
Anglers are catching bass and pickerel at Glendale Lake while casting and trolling spinners and spinner baits.
Anglers casting and trolling spinners and spinner bait are also catching bass and occasional crappie at Wilmore Dam.
Fishing will most likely get even better as water temperatures drop at both lakes.
Most Approved Trout Waters still contain good numbers of trout.
Lake Rowena, Duman Lake, and Chest Creek Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) area will be stocked with trout next week.
Anglers continue to catch nice sized Yellow Perch and Bluegill at Colver Reservoir.
Anglers have been reporting walleye catches at Hinkston Run Reservoir.
Greene County and Southern Washington County
Catfish are still highly active in area tributaries to the Monongahela River. Live cut baits and heavy odor paste baits are working well. Walleye anglers are reporting a better bite, with a recent angler catching a 13-pound Walleye near one area lock and dam. Bass anglers are having best success in the early morning hours and late afternoon hours around heavy structure.
All anglers are reminded to bring all their trash out with them when venturing into their fishing spots. If possible bring more out. Local property owners are becoming more aware of the littering and may not let their property open if the problem persists. Local Waterways Conservation Officers will also have zero tolerance in order to maintain those property accesses.