District Fishing Report: 2.28.14

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Approved Trout Waters are closed to fishing March 1 through April 12. Trout may be caught if immediately released (harvest prohibited), and no trout-salmon permit is needed, March 1 through April 12 at special regulation lakes in the Approved Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing program: (Allegheny County) North Park Lake; (Beaver) Bradys Run Lake; (Butler) Harbar Acres Lake; (Fayette) Dunlap Creek Lake, Virgin Run Lake; (Fayette/Somerset) Youghiogheny River from the lake to the Casselman River; (Somerset) Blue Hole Creek from Garys Run to the mouth, Fall Creek from Ansell Run to the mouth, Laurel Hill Lake; (Washington) Canonsburg Lake; (Westmoreland) Donegal Lake, Keystone Lake, Mammoth Lake, Northmoreland Lake and Twin Lakes upper and lower.

Conneaut Lake (Crawford County): Ice anglers reported nice hauls of panfish and pike.

Lake Arthur (Butler County): Bass and crappie took minnows or maggot-tipped jigs under ice.

Bradys Run Lake (Beaver County): Ice was solid; a moderate brown trout and panfish bite was reported by anglers using small maggot-tipped jigs. Some nice largemouth were caught on minnows under tip-ups.

Big Sewickley Creek (Beaver County): A state pre-season stocking of browns and rainbow is planned for March 1.

North Fork Big Sewickley Creek (Beaver County): A state pre-season stocking of browns and rainbow is planned for March 1.

Mill Creek (Beaver County): A state pre-season stocking of browns and rainbow is planned for March 5.

Traverse Creek (Beaver County): A state pre-season stocking of browns and rainbow is planned for March 5.

Allegheny River (Allegheny County): Under high runoff conditions, small walleye and smallmouths were caught near the mouth of Deer Creek.

North Park Lake (Allegheny County): Panfish and trout were taken under solid ice.

Big Sewickley Creek (Allegheny County): A state pre-season stocking of browns and rainbow is planned for March 1.

Deer Creek (Allegheny County): A state pre-season stocking of browns and rainbow is planned for March 3.

Pine Creek (Allegheny County): A state pre-season stocking of browns and rainbow is planned for March 3 in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only section.

Lake Somerset (Somerset County): One angler pulled three walleye and several small bluegills through the ice.

Cranberrry Glade Lake (Somerset County): Several nice northerns were caught by ice anglers.

Report your catch at fishingreport@post-gazette.com. Include angler’s name, age (for children), place of residence, species, size, body of water, date of catch, phone number (not for publication) and optional details.


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