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Fishing report: Conemaugh River offering plenty of smallmouth bass

| Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Fishing report

• Conemaugh River is providing anglers with plenty of smallmouth bass, according to reports. Those fishing the river are finding smallmouth bass throughout different portions of the water, indicating there is still a healthy population to fish from. The bass are being picked up on a variety of lures. While the afternoon may prove slow time to fish, the dawn and dusk hours of the day are yielding a lot of bites.

• At Kiskiminetas River, anglers are having success with smallmouth bass that is similar to the conditions at Conemaugh River. There does not seem to be a go-to lure for the smallmouth bass again, but the early morning and early evening hours are the most fruitful times.

• In Greene County and Southern Washington County, the Monongahela River tributaries are giving up an abundance of white bass and white bass hybrids. Fishermen are also reporting more then a handful of flathead catfish catches.

• Anglers fishing the Ohio River in Western Allegheny County are doing well with catfish. The bite is the strongest during the late evening, and reports indicate most of the catfish are being picked up on chicken liver and nightcrawlers. In addition, fishermen in the area are reeling in rock bass and smallmouth bass while the walleye bite has slowed down significantly.

• At High Point Lake, anglers aren't necessarily catching a lot of largemouth bass, but the ones that have been caught are big. Along with the bass, sunfish and yellow perch are popular catches while a few crappie are being scooped up as well.

• The trout bite is slowing down at the Youghiogheny River, but anglers are still catching perch in section 1. That same section was scheduled to be stocked again with trout Friday.

• The Youghiogheny River Lake is offering up a variety of fish, including smallmouth bass, rock bass and channel catfish. Anglers are reporting the hot spots to fish from are the shore at the state Route 40 bridge as well as the Somerfield and Jockey Hollow access points.

• Anglers at Lake Arthur are trolling for striped bass and are finding plenty of success. The striped bass are populating the shallow bays in the lake. The most productive baits so far seem to be white bombers and Alewife, and live bait such as minnows or nightcrawlers.

• The smallmouth bass at Neshannock Creek are offering up a steady bite lately. Reports indicate anglers are doing well with the bass using rubber worms and tube jigs.

• While rapidly changing water levels has made Shenango Reservoir a challenging spot to fish this season, anglers are picking up panfish and catfish from the shorelines of late.

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