Regional Fishing Report

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
23 September 2011
By Bob Frye

» The fall walleye bite on the Allegheny River hasn't kicked in, but the few fishermen venturing out have caught some mostly sublegal fish on fatheads, according to Transue's Tackle in Kittanning. One angler caught a 26-inch walleye.

» Anglers are catching catfish on the Beaver County portion of the Ohio River using panfish, hot dogs and chicken liver, according to a Fish and Boat Commission report. Bass anglers are getting fish on rubber worms and tubes.

» Few anglers have been fishing the Ohio in Allegheny County, according to Wayne Lykens of Island Firearms of Neville Island.

» At Quemahoning Reservoir, anglers are getting smallmouth bass and walleyes, as well as channel catfish. Panfish are hitting, too.

» At Lake Erie, anglers are picking up steelhead fishing the mouths of Walnut, Elk, Sixteen Mile and Twenty Mile creeks. Perch up to 13 inches are hitting in 56 feet of water in the main lake.

» Anglers were fishing Lower Twin Lake for carp and bass this week, but there were few catches.

» Anglers were fishing Virgin Run Lake over the weekend, but there was no word on catches, said D.R. Plants of Shadlure in West Elizabeth.

» Fishermen are catching some nice bass at Youghiogheny River Lake, with a few walleyes and one northern pike mixed in.

» Pressure has been light at the Yough Dam outflow, but anglers have been getting a few trout, according to a spokesman at S&S Bait in Chalk Hill.

» Canonsburg Lake saw a little fishing pressure early in the week, but catches have been sparse.

» The Monongahela River was giving up channel catfish and the occasional smallmouth bass, according to Jim Ozohonish of Ozie's Sport Shop in Rices Landing. Minnows and nigthcrawlers have been the top baits.

» Few people are fishing Loyalhanna Creek, which has come down to more manageable levels this week.

» At Lake Arthur, anglers fishing the Bear Run area are picking up hybrid stripers using Erie Dearies. The occasional musky also has been caught, along with a few walleyes, according to Glenda O'Donnell of O'Donnell's Sports Supplies in Prospect. The crappie bite has been slow.

» At Laurel Hill Lake, fishermen are picking up a few largemouth bass, bluegills and yellow perch, mostly on nigthcrawlers.

Bob Frye can be reached at or 724-838-5148.