Walleye are still being caught from the deeper pools of the Youghiogheny River. Anglers are also catching nice size Smallmouth Bass and Freshwater Drum. Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout are being caught in the colder section near Ohiopyle.
Anglers at Dunlap Lake are still catching trout from boats at night.
Southern Somerset County
Two bass tournaments held at High Point Lake - one in late July and the other in early August - yielded two Largemouth Bass just over 7 pounds and one Largemouth Bass at 6 pounds 15 ounces. Between the two tournaments, 109 Bass were caught with winning weights of 19.3 and 19.8 pounds.
Connor Davis, age 11, from Pittsburgh caught his first fish - a 13.5-inch Smallmouth Bass on a jitterbug at High Point Lake while night fishing for the first time. Other fish being caught there include sunfish, Chain Pickerel and catfish.
Some nice trout are still being caught from the outflow of the Youghiogheny River down to the All Tackle Trophy Trout Project section. Anglers report nice bass also being caught in the All Tackle Trophy Trout Project section below Ramcat Run. This section was recently stocked with adult trout from the Chestnut Ridge Trout Unlimited Chapter Cooperative Nursery. The last trout stocking for Section 1 is scheduled for Friday Sept. 4, 2015.
Anglers fishing Youghiogheny River Lake are reporting mostly bass, Channel Catfish, and a few Northern Pike and Walleye from both boat and shore.
Rainbow Trout are being caught throughout Laurel Hill Lake and at the spillway.
The local creeks are low but trout can still be found in the deeper, cooler sections.
With the hot, humid weather the past two weekends boating has picked up and so has the violations. Remember not to leave your common sense at the dock.
Northern Westmoreland County
Fishing and boating in the district are finally back to normal summertime usage. Flows on the Allegheny River, Kiskiminetas River, and Youghiogheny River are normal summertime low flow which allows for great access.
Anglers on the Allegheny River are producing consistent numbers of Walleye nightly on the downstream side of all the locks. Most anglers report catching numerous sublegal Walleye; however the big ones are at these locations as well.
The Kiskiminetas River’s Smallmouth Bass population is going to make the river a hotspot in the coming years. A lot of anglers are taking advantage of kayaks to reach the hard to fish, desolate locations of the river and have found success.
Good luck out there and remember in Pennsylvania you are still required to display your fishing license. Also, check out the website www.fishandboat.com for boating regulations. All boaters, including kayakers, need to be in compliance with the regulations.