Fishing report: Trout steady at Keystone Lake |

Fishing report: Trout steady at Keystone Lake

Kevin Lohman
A large trout is shown in a net during the annual Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day at the private King’s Lake in Sewickley Heights on the first day of trout season, Saturday, April 13, 2019. The learn-to-fish event is sponsored by the Sewickley Valley Conservation Association and Fern Hollow Nature Center.

• The trout bite at Keystone Lake isn’t overwhelming any of its visitors, but fishermen are claiming a steady number of catches throughout the majority of the lake during the last few days. One area that does not appear to be providing a lot of action, however, is the dam at the lake.

• In Westmoreland County, the Allegheny River is chock full of walleye. Anglers are reportedly catching droves of the fish at the locks.

• Anglers fishing Mill Creek are seeing a surge in trout catches of late. Reports indicate that the go-to bait for the trout has been scented paste bait balls.

• Upper Twin Lakes is harboring plenty of golden trout, with fishermen reporting plenty of catches in the last week. Insects and larvae usually entice golden trout pretty well. Typically, another productive bait for this type of trout is nightcrawlers, though they may have to be cut into pieces to accommodate the size of the fish.

• In Allegheny County, the Ohio River is yielding a variety of fish, including walleye, smallmouth bass and muskie. Fishermen are reporting strong results with the use of artificial lures for all three fish.

• Fly fishermen are reeling in trout at Tionesta Creek. Anglers are seeing success while using nymphs. Additionally, reports indicate that blue wing olives were hatching at the creek in recent days.

• Tionesta Outflow is another productive spot for fly fishermen who are looking to troll for some trout. Reportedly, the trout are biting at caddis during the day while blue wing olives are the bait of choice in the early-morning hours.

• Anglers trolling for trout at Beaver Run are recommending visitors focus their efforts on the submerged logs in the area when casting out.

• Salmon Creek appears to be another hot spot for trout fishing. The water conditions have been ideal lately, and fishermen are reporting plenty of success using paste bait and minnows.

• Fishermen at Lake Wilhelm are enjoying catches of crappie and bluegill. To add to that, a small number of carp and perch catches are being reported, as well.

• Rainbow trout and brown trout are being spotted at Blue Spruce Lake. Fishermen are doing well with both types of trout using minnows and wax worms as bait.

• Trout fishermen are doing well at Dutch Fork Lake. While reports indicate the catch rate has slowed in the last couple of days, a high number of catches were being reported earlier in the week.

• Peters Creek is offering up a solid rate of trout catches, with nightcrawlers acting as a productive bait.

Kevin Lohman is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

Categories: Sports | Outdoors
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