Fishing report: Fall trout has anglers out
TribLIVE Sports Videos
• The federal government shutdown is impacting fishing. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes, including Loyalhanna, Shenango, Crooked Creek and others, are closed and their boat ramps are off limits.
• Anglers are picking up some trout in the delayed harvest section of Loyalhanna Creek, on both flies and spinners.
• Smallmouth bass are hitting on the Allegheny River. Shiners, tube baits, and topwater lures are taking fish. The occasional walleye was reported, along with fair numbers of catfish.
• At Donegal Lake, anglers are taking bluegills, a few crappies and largemouth bass. Nightcrawlers are the top bait.
• At Raccoon Lake in Beaver County, anglers were out in fair numbers chasing the trout stocked earlier this week. Some catches were reported on Powerbait, meal worms and red worms. A few bass are also being caught.
• Yellow Creek Lake is producing northern pike for those tossing crankbaits and fishing shiners under a bobber. Channel cats are hitting, too, along with bluegills.
• Dunlap Creek Lake in Fayette County was stocked Thursday. There's been no word on catches, however.
• At Lake Arthur, anglers are doing well on bass by fishing spinnerbaits and swimbaits. Panfish, from crappies and bluegills to yellow perch, are hitting on live bait.
• Steelhead are hitting on Walnut, Elk and Twenty Mile creeks at Erie, though all of the streams are low and clear. Single eggs, egg sacs and shiners were taking fish.
• On the Monongahela River, fishermen are picking up smallmouth bass, white bass and catfish. Most of the action is around the creek mouths.
• Canonsburg Lake in Washington County was stocked with rainbow trout earlier this week. Fishing pressure since is steady, but there's been no word yet on catches.
• Lake Somerset is giving up some channel catfish to anglers fishing near dusk with chicken livers.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- New wildlife conservation officers heading to Western Pennsylvania
- Coyotes proliferate despite year-round hunting
- Experts call for deer hunters to step up game
- Frye: County’s sport, travel and outdoors show lacked crowds
- Musky program achieves new standards
- Sibling hunting guides from Fox Chapel among Outdoor Show speakers
- Most cities likely to host coyote populations