|Eastern Allegheny County
Anglers have been reporting catches of Walleye on the Allegheny River around the mouth of Deer Creek. Many of the fish caught have been sub-legal. Both soft plastic baits and live bait are working.
All trout stockings in the Eastern Allegheny County District have been completed. There are plenty of fish remaining. While stocking Deer Creek, several anglers remarked that they had caught and released over 20 trout each before we stocked.
The 2016 Boating Season is beginning. Boaters are reminded to check all safety equipment for both serviceability and presence. The time to find out you are missing something is before you put your boat on the water.
Greene County and Southern Washington County
Area trout waters are high and muddy from recent rains.
Lake Wilma is clear with trout hitting on spinners and garlic paste bait.
Enlow Creek is active using black fly spinners.
The Monongahela River is three feet above normal pool and brown. Some anglers are having success for catfish using livers and heavy scented paste baits.
Southern Somerset County
Most of the streams have gotten their in-season stockings and have trout for the catching.
Anglers at High Point Lake report catching bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, and crappie.
Youghiogheny River Lake anglers are catching Walleye on perch and worms. The bass are also hitting but the hits are few. Anglers report nice-sized Channel Catfish at the Jockey Hollow Access but at the access gate is closed at this time due to high water flooding the parking lot.
Boaters are reminded to make sure their correct and current registration sticker is displayed and all required safety equipment is onboard before hitting the water.
Northern Westmoreland County
Fishing is still extremely good throughout the district. Anglers from Donegal Lake are reporting consistent catch rates on both trout and crappie on live minnows.
Fourmile Run still has fish at all of the normal stocking locations. Many anglers were practicing catch and release, which left a lot of fish to be caught this year.
Mill Creek and Loyalhanna Creek just received their final in-season stocking this week. Pressure has been slightly lower than is typically seen after this stocking. Rainy weather may be the cause.
Northmoreland Lake, Keystone Lake, Mammoth Lake, and Twin Lake Lower were all recently stocked.