Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fishing the Three Rivers of Pittsburgh

I would imagine these two fisherman might be thinking, "A bad day of fishing is always better than a good day at work."  I snapped this shot during my lunch break during the week while walking the the North Shore section of the Three River Heritage Trail.  The anglers were drifting the Allegheny River underneath the Ninth Street bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Walking and Fishing Slippery Rock - Ellwood City, PA

Took a walk along Slippery Rock Creek north of Pittsburgh, PA near Wurtemberg Road in Ellwood City, PA.  Plenty of fish swimming around but not many biting my line.  I fished with a Panther Martin spinner all day and a few bumps here and there.  All I manged was this little minnow- which had no business even biting the lure.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kozelnik Creekside is Pittsburgh's North Park North Hills Fishing Blog

Pittsburgh Creekside is a Pittsburgh fishing blog that chronicles fishing in the city of Pittsburgh, the North Hills, Pine Creek and North Park Lake with a little mixture of other Pittsburgh fishing adventures.
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Fishing Pittsburgh's North Hills Pine Creek for Channel Catfish

We have been seeing more of these small Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) while fishing in Pittsburgh's North Park Pine Creek this Summer.  Glad to see the fish thriving after a few years of North Park Lake dredge runoff.

According to the Tree of Life Web ProjectThe Channel Catfish varies greatly in color. Most individuals have scattered black spots on a silver back and side. Very small individuals, which usually have black-tipped fins, and very large individuals, which are blue-black, lack dark spots. The Channel Catfish is white below, has white to dusky gray barbels, a rounded anal fin with 24-29 rays, and a slightly rounded predorsal profile. The air bladder lacks a distinct constriction. To 50 in. (127 cm) total length.

Fishing for Pine Creek Catfish near Pittsburgh's North Park

Fishing the Backwaters of Pine Creek

Caught and released a couple of trout and this creek sucker fish in the backwaters of Pine Creek just north of Pittsburgh in Hampton Townshi...