Pittsburgh Creekside in Pittsburgh Post Gazette District Fishing Report

Scott Kozelnik of Pittsburgh Creekside in Pittsburgh Post Gazette District Fishing Report


Read the rest of the Pittsburgh district fishing report here. Read Autumn Fishing at Glade Run Lake Park, Valencia, PA post here.

Autumn Fishing at Glade Run Lake Park, Valencia, PA


I decided to take a trip up to Glade Run Lake Park in Valencia, PA and see how the new lake looked after construction efforts to secure the new dam and of course to see if there were any fish to be caught.  The lake is scenic and serene and if you ever needed to hear quiet you should take a trip to this park.  Took in about a dozen of these 8-10 inch large mouth bass on a Panther Martin UV spinner with red and orange power bait worm teaser.  I tossed a few night crawlers in the water but nothing to exciting to write about appeared.

This is the first time I'd caught a decent amount of fishing using Panther Martin UV spinners.




My Trip to Glade Run Lake Park







Read more about the park:

Glade Run Conservancy
PA Fish and Boat Commission

Fourth of July Fishing Fireworks on Pine Creek

July 4, 2017 was a beautiful day for fishing.  Blue sky, green foliage and a monster catfish dancing on the end of my line.  The reel actually sang as well as the catfish darted multiple times from point to point in the creek fishing hole.  Simple split shot rig with a worm hook and night crawler  took down this monster cat.  The catfish measured 26 3/4 inches before released back into the creek.   A prehistoric looking snapping turtle also found the end of my line and was released unscathed.








First Day of Summer in Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Creekside Fishing Report

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Fishing Report: The Allegheny River on the north shore of Pittsburgh was very muddy today after days of torrential downpour and storms.  There was lots of junk floating in the river. The Pittsburgh Creekside Pirate landed this small-mouth bass with a yellow Panther Martin silver blade lure with red Berkeley Power Bait floating trout worm teaser.

Gateway Clipper on the Allegheny River

The Pittsburgh Gateway Clipper cruises on the muddy Allegheny.

Pittsburgh Creekside Fishing Report: Small-Mouth Bass on The Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



The Allegheny River on the north shore of Pittsburgh was active today with large fish jumping and making decent white water splashes.  There were plenty of catfish and carp cruising around the shore. The Pittsburgh Creekside Pirate landed this small-mouth bass with a black and yellow Panther Martin with a bronze blade and with  red Berkley Power Bait floating trout worm teaser.   A few more small-mouth bass were interested and trailed the lure but no chomps.

Time 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Temperature: 90 degrees
Conditions: Blue Sky

Pittsburgh Creekside Fishing Report: Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Fished the Allegheny River on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today.  The water was muddy and brown today with low visibility from the banks.  Hooked a Sauger with a black and yellow Panther Martin with a bronze blade and with  red Berkley Power Bait floating trout worm teaser.   Hooked into two small-mouth bass as well but they shook the lure loose.  Plenty of Canadian Geese bobbing around as well.




Urban Fishing - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Caught two small-mouth bass in the Allegheny River on the North Shore of Pittsburgh between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm on a Tuesday lunch break.  Used a black and gold panther martin spinner with pink trout magnet teaser.  The water was calm and a little tainted but the sky was blue.




Pennsylvania Trout Opening Day 2017 - North Park, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Creekside was out kayaking around North Park Lake in the North Hills of Pittsburgh on opening day for trout fishing in Pennsylvania. It looked like a Pittsburgh Steeler's football tailgate on opening day with fishermen lined up elbow to elbow on the banks of North Park Lake. Great weather and lots of good fish caught. There were even a few Pennsylvania Game Wardens out there promoting boating and life jacket safety.








Kozelnik Creekside Rebrands as Pittsburgh Creekside


The Pittsburgh fishing blog Kozelnik Creekside has re-branded and changed it's name to Pittsburgh Creekside.  The blog is a creek side pictorial of fishing in Pittsburgh, the North Hills and surrounding countryside.  Pittsburgh Creekside proprietor, Scott Kozelnik said of the re-brand, "The reason for the rebrand is to make the site more Pittsburgh-centric.  Urban fishing along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a unique experience.  There is nothing like reeling in a smallmouth bass with PNC Park as your backdrop and one of the finest city vistas in the world in the foreground."

Check back often to see all of the new 2017 Pittsburgh fishing, Kayaking and outdoors action.

Go Fishing Pennsylvania!


Learn more about the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the upcoming 2017 Fishing Season! Buy fishing licenses, gear, find a stocking schedule and enter giveaways! Go fishing PA!

Pittsburgh Creekside: Fishing Lovers Key State Park on the Gulf Coast of Florida

With the July 4th holiday over it was time for a trip down south to warmer waters. I recently took a trip to Bonita Springs on the gulf c...