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Reports compiled by Miranda (Mandy) Smith (mirsmith@pa.gov), Southwest Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.

Fishing and Boating Report – October 29, 2014
Allegheny County

Two creeks in southern Allegheny County - Piney Fork Creek in South Park Township and Peter’s Creek in Jefferson Hills - offer great trout fishing.  One angler recently reported catching a 22-inch Rainbow Trout.  The creeks run alongside Piney Fork Rd (South Park) and Peter’s Creek Rd (Jefferson Hills) respectively.

Armstrong County

With the falling water level in Keystone Lake, the Atwood Launch may be affected in a few weeks.  Fishing activity has been slow throughout the district.

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Fishing and Boating Report – October 22, 2014
Allegheny County

Walleye
Mike Depew caught a nice 24-inch Walleye from the Allegheny River, just below the Lock 3 in Harmarville on October 20, 2014

Somerset County

Anglers are catching nice Channel Catfish and a few bass at Lake Somerset.  Anglers will be happy to know that this lake was recently stocked with fingerling channel catfish, so the future looks good in the way of channel catfish. 

Some good-sized Northern Pike are being caught at the Quemahoning Reservoir.  One angler caught and released a 32-inch pike.  The water level is way down.

Northern Pike are also hitting at High Point Lake.
 
Anglers have been doing well on Smallmouth Bass at Youghiogheny River Lake.

The trout fishing has been spectacular lately.  Just find the holdover fish and have some fun!

Boaters are reminded that the mandatory cold weather PFD regulation begins on November 1.

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Fishing and Boating Report – October 15, 2014
Western Allegheny County

Local streams were stocked this past week providing late season trout fishing opportunity.  The hatchery trout were outstanding, averaging 11 to 13 inches.  Allegheny County streams stocked include Deer Creek Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) section and Pine Creek Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) section.  Cool nights and some rain showers have resulted in high catch rates on all streams and fishing pressure has been light.

Beaver County

Flathead Catfish Flathead Catfish
Nick and Scott caught these nice Flathead Catfish from the Ohio River.  One was caught on a Fathead Minnow and the other was caught on a nightcrawler.
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