Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kozelnik Creekside Makes Pittsburgh Post-Gazette District Fishing Report: 8.14.15

Kozelnik Creekside - Fishing the North Hills of Pittsburgh was recently mentioned in the weekly Pittsburgh Post-Gazette District Fishing Report.  The report written by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's John Hayes reports on fishing action in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and surrounding western Pennsylvania hot spots.

Happy fishing Pittsburgh!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Small Mouth and Black and Gold Pittsburgh Snake

Caught and released this small-mouth bass in the Allegheny River on the North Shore trail off of River Road in Pittsburgh. Used a silver Panther Martin spinner and chartreuse rubber trout magnet.  Also found this Black and Yellow Pittsburgh snake in the grass-  Really showing team spirit!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Urban Fishing Pittsburgh - Under the Andy Warhol Bridge

Caught 5 small-mouth bass in the Allegheny River under the Andy Warhol Bridge on the North Shore today during lunch.  Used a silver Panther Martin spinner and orange rubber trout magnet.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Urban Fishing: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fishing in the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA on the North Shore Trail during my lunch break on Tuesday, August 6, 2015.  Using a gold Panther Martin spinner with yellow fly wrap and a chartreuse rubber trout magnet I picked off a few of these small mouth bass.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 Fishing Pine Creek in the North Hills of Pittsburgh

Caught and released a "hoggish" carp while fishing Pine Creek in the North Hills of Pittsburgh during Memorial Day Weekend 2015.  Great morning scenery as well.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sunrise Trout on Pine Creek at North Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Early action on Pine Creek on Wildwood road Near North Park on Saturday morning 5/9.  Caught and released two Rainbow trout and one Brown trout.  Floated night-crawlers into log jams and a deep pool to produce the trout.  Caught a few pesky bluegills as well.  Some U-Boat sized carp patrolling the creek.

Remember to pack out your trash and if you see any other stray garbage on the creekside be a good steward and take it with you.  Good luck and happy fishing!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pair of Pittsburgh Rainbow Trout Opens 2015 Fishing Season

Well the 2015 fishing season is underway.  I stayed away from the madness of the opening day crowds and decided to fish the following weekend.  I hooked into a couple of nice rainbow trout in Pine Creek in the North Hills of Pittsburgh at North Park.  Just floated some whole night-crawlers into a few log jams along the Pine Creek off of Wildwood Road for an hour or two and caught and released the two rainbow trout below. 

Friendly note to those that fish the North Hills:  Please pack out your trash, worm containers, cans and bottles.  I did see a lot of residual waste from opening day on the banks of the creek.  Take care of the creek and it will take care of you!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Finding Good Fishing Advice Can Be Easy If You Know Where to Look

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette recently posted a fishing article by John Hayes titled "Good advice on trout fishing is available if you know how to find it" A very good read with your Sunday morning coffee. Kozelnik Creekside of FishNorthHills - a Pittsburgh fishing blog would like to highlight a few good points in the article:

Trout caught in Pine Creek,
North Park, Pittsburgh, PA

  1. Brand names can matter but don't fall prey: "Good equipment is expensive for a reason. But when a salesperson seems to be pushing a pricey brand, or you feel pressured to spend more, walk away -- you’re not getting good advice."
  2. You Ultimately Catch Fish not the Expensive Equipment:  "If somebody tells you to pitch your Walmart Ugly Stick and invest in an $800 Sage Circa fly rod, tell him you’ll get there on your own."
  3. Live Bait: ”Every [bait fisherman] carries worms whether they use them or not,“ said Ed Vaccari at Tackle Unlimited. ”But the best bait is for trout in my experience is butter worms.“
Thanks John! Read the complete Post-Gazette article and Good Luck on opening day!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Are You ready!? 2015 Pennsylvania Trout Opener is April 18, 2015

Are You ready!?

Kozelnik Creekside and fishnorthhills is excited about the 2015 Trout Season Opener!  Good Luck to all and let us know how you do this year! Here are some resources for your Pittsburgh fishing excursions:

Statewide Opening Day for Trout
Saturday, April 18, 2015

PA Fish and Boat Comission

Don't forget to check out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Outdoor Section and the District Fishing Report
By John Hayes

Get Hooked on Event Management Software for Outdoor Activities this Spring

Now is the time of year when many groups organize clean-up events to tidy up local playgrounds, fishing streams, bike trails and parks from the mess that winter has left behind. Read more -->

 Get Hooked on Event Management Software for Outdoor Activities this Spring

Pine Creek, North Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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...