Fishing report: Bass hitting at Yough, Keystone dams
By Bob Frye
Published: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, 7:51 p.m.
• At Keystone Lake in Armstrong County, anglers are picking up a few largemouth bass this past week on rubbers worms. Bluegills are hitting for those using small jigs and worms.
• Smallmouth bass are keeping anglers busy at Yough Dam, with shore anglers doing well around the Jockey Hollow access, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report. A few northern pike were reported.
• Loyalhanna Creek is getting some fishing pressure, with anglers picking up smallmouth bass and rock bass around Kingston Dam and further downstream toward Latrobe. Nightcrawlers and minnows are taking fish, as were small soft plastics.
• Anglers are taking channel catfish on the Allegheny River around Kittanning.
• The trout fishing at Brady's Run Lake is cold, according to one report, with crowds largely absent and the fish not hitting.
• A few nice channel cats were taken at Somerset Lake, along with some bullheads, but the fishing is slow overall.
• At Lake Arthur, anglers are picking up largemouth bass and the occasional striper on white spinnerbaits. Bluegills are hitting for those using nightcrawlers, small jigs and red worms, while anglers fishing humps and old road beds are getting walleyes.
• Kooser Lake is giving up bluegills and trout, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report.
• At Yellow Creek Lake, anglers are picking up yellow perch and crappies on small minnows. Largemouth bass are hitting on worms, spinnerbaits and topwater lures.
• Bass are hitting on nightcrawlers at Lake Oneida for those who can cast long distances into the middle of the lake, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report.
• Anglers fishing underwater stumps in 12 to 14 feet of water are doing well on good-sized crappies on larger jigs at Pymatuning Lake. Channel catfish are active, too.
• Upper and Lower Twin lakes are giving up smallish bass for those using nightcrawlers and soft plastic worms. The occasional carp and catfish are being caught, too.
• At Bridgeport Dam, anglers able to contend with thick weeds are picking up some largemouth bass on rubber worms and swimbaits. Natural bait is taking bluegills and small-sized perch.
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