October Smallmouth Bass On The Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA

I caught these two small small mouth bass while tossing night night crawlers into the Allegheny River on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Time 1:00 - 2:00pm.  Water: very muddy.



Kayaking North Park Pittsburgh on Father's Day 2018

When the conversation of fishing and kayaking in Pittsburgh comes up among western Pennsylvania outdoor enthusiast, North Park in the North Hills of Pittsburgh always makes list.

Kayaking in Pittsburgh



Fishing Pittsburgh for Fresh Water Drum in The Allegheny River

On a lunch time fishing trip I caught this 15 inch Freshwater Drum on a black and yellow panther martin with an orange and chartreuse trout magnet teaser.  The fish was caught on the North Shore of Pittsburgh  in the Allegheny River.  The fish hit the lure rather close to shore right before the river bottom drops off to deeper levels.  The fish was caught around 1:45 pm.









Asian Clams on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA

Asian Clams in Allegheny River in Pittsburgh
Asian Clams on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA

These invasive Asian Clams were photographed under the railroad bridge between the Rachel Carson and Veterans Bridge on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This species can be found throughout Pittsburgh's rivers and most of the commonwealth according to the Invasive Species Council Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Invasive Species Council Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan
October 2006


Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea) was first reported in the United States in Washington’s Columbia River in the 1930s. It was likely introduced intentionally for harvest and consumption purposes (Counts, 1986).

The most prominent economic impacts of the Asian clam introduction in the United States have been related to biofouling of power plant water intakes and other municipal and industrial water intake and supply systems (Isom et al. 1986, Williams and 18 Updated 2/14/2007 McMahon, 1986). Ecological impacts result from competition with native species for space andother limited resources. The Asian clam has been blamed for the decline and local extinctions of several native freshwater mussel species (Williams, 1997).

The Asian clam is now found in all of the major river drainages in Pennsylvania, including the Allegheny and Susquehanna.

Read more about the Invasive Species Council Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan here.

Pittsburgh Creekside In Pittsburgh Post Gazette District Fishing Report and 2018 Trout Photo Contest

Pittsburgh Creekside is mentioned in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette District Fishing Report for April 26, 2018 and entered into the 2018 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Trout Photo Contest. Check out the report for more information on fishing in Pittsburgh.



Pittsburgh Trout Fishing and Western PA Red Tail Hawks on Pine Creek

The beginning of the 2018 Pennsylvania trout fishing season in Pittsburgh started off great for Pittsburgh Creekside.  We were rewarded with a limit of trout and a close encounter with a western Pennsylvania red tail hawk during our early morning expedition into Pine Creek near North Park.

Here are some details of the trip:

Day/Time: Sunday 4/22 between 6:00 AM and 9:30 AM

Lures: Panther Martin Spinner - Black with yellow dots and bronze blade; Various rubber Trout Magnets.

Bait: Night Crawlers

Coffee: African Blend from 7/11

Four rainbow and one brown trout

Red Tail Hawk on Pine Creek

Red Tail hawk flew down really close to us at creek side to check out our catch

Fishing Quote of the Day:
Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn't go to the colleges; he got guys off the fishing docks. - Jeff Foxworthy


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...