Fishing report: Allegheny River hot spot
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White bass have been providing consistently good action on the Allegheny River near the power plant in Cheswick in recent days.
"They're just average in size, maybe 14 to 15 inches," said Tom Green of Lock 3 Bait and Tackle in Cheswick. "But I had a guy in here who said he and his buddy got something like 40 of them one day. That's pretty good action anyway."
Most of the fish have been falling for nightcrawlers, though some anglers also have been getting them on minnows and spinners.
The fishing has been centered near the discharge located by the power plant, just off Duquesne Avenue.
The weather got good just in time for trout season to close in most places.
Anglers have been getting trout from Bradys Run Lake in Beaver County, North Park Lake in Allegheny and Donegal Lake in Westmoreland. Things peaked in terms of the number of anglers and fish caught late in the week.
As of midnight tonight, though, the extended trout season closes, meaning the only trout fishing to be had between now and opening day April 15 will be in the delayed harvest and fly-fishing-only waters.
The fly-fishing-only section of Dunbar Creek has given up some 16- and 17-inch trout already, he added, while one angler reported catching a brown trout weighing in excess of five pounds from the project section of Meadow Run, near Ohiopyle.
Anglers pre-fishing the lake for a Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit tournament tomorrow have caught some decent bass, he added, some of them up to four pounds.
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