|Eastern Allegheny County
North Park Lake was stocked with trout on November 14, 2013. Anglers are reporting having success using minnows and small silver spoons.
On the Allegheny River, walleye and smallmouth bass have been caught in and around the Sharpsburg boat launch on 13th street.
Deer Lakes continue to give up trout. Hot baits are minnows.
Boaters are reminded that they should wear their lifejackets (PFDs) at all time while out on the water. Starting on November 1st, all persons on boats less than 16 feet in length and in all canoes and kayaks MUST WEAR their lifejackets (PFD’s) at all times.
Boaters should remember to keep an eye on the weather while out.
Anglers are catching trout at Lake Rowena and Duman Dam.
Nice yellow perch are being caught at Glendale Lake.
Good trout fishing opportunities are being reported at Meadow Run and the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle (Fayette Co).
Trout are still in the Youghiogheny River outflow. They are being caught on a variety of baits.
The lakes have a thin cover of ice as of November 25, so it won’t be long before the ice season comes in. Don’t be in a hurry to get out on the ice. Wait for a least 4 inches and good ice. If weather predictions are right we should have a long ice season. For ice fishing tips and safety information visit the PFBC’s Winter and Ice Fishing page.
Southern Westmoreland County
Donegal Lake was stocked in mid-October with nice size Brown Trout and a few Golden Rainbow Trout. Some of the stocked trout were in the three-pound range. The bite for trout has slowed as of this week but bass were hitting tubes.