Almost Heaven on Pine Creek in The North Hills of Pittsburgh

Fishing on Pine Creek in the North Hills of Pittsburgh on Memorial Day Weekend 2019.





Lunchtime Fishing in Pittsburgh

The Allegheny River finally cleared up enough to get some lunch time fishing in today. We've had a lot of rain in Pittsburgh recently and the rivers were running high and colored a very chocolate, muddy brown. When the conditions are not too good I tend to hold off on the fishing and wait for improved visibility or at least until I can see my lures in the water.  Today I decided to take a shot and walk down during my lunch break and the river was in a giving mood today with two smallmouth bass and one rock bass.

The Background: Pittsburgh Lunchtime Fishing

Here is a little background on my lunchtime fishing sessions in Pittsburgh, PA. I'm lucky enough to  work in an office that is located on River Ave, which is right on the Allegheny River on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.  It takes me about a minute to get down to the water - and being a fisherman - is there a better way to spend a lunch hour?  I've been fishing Pittsburgh's North Shore during my lunch hour for over 7 years now and I have had quite a good time and a bit of luck.

Sometimes I don't always get a bite or land a fish but the river does give back in many ways.  On a few occasions I've found some great Pittsburgh seashells and today I discovered some really colorful river glass and I think a piece of Pittsburgh slag glass.  On other days I get lucky and find a lure or two that got stuck in a tree.  It's always a treasure hunt on the Allegheny river - just look down.

I hope you enjoy the lunchtime fishing posts as much as I do!

The Catch






 The Details

Lunchtime fishing on Pittsburgh's North Shore - Friday, May 17, 2019 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm est. It was about 70 degrees outside, cloudy and the water was a tea color but the lure was visible.  I fished form the shore and the two Smallmouth were caught near shore on top of a flat of rocks.  The Rock Bass was caught in a drop off that was a bit deeper.

The Location



 The Fishing Tackle

Grey and white minnow Panther Martin spinner with red Power bait honey worms






Until next time...

"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope." -- John Buchan

Inaugural Boat Launch and Bass Fishing at Pittsburgh's North Park Lake


I finally got the 1970's Sea King row boat that I restored over the winter into the lake this weekend. I launched at North Park Lake in the North Hills of Pittsburgh at one of the boat and kayak areas off of North Shore Drive and began drifting the shore line and flipping for bass.  Here is the original boat restoration blog post.

The Catch




 The Details

The fishing session in Pittsburgh's North Park was on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 9:00am - 11:00am est. The bass was caught around 10:35am est. It was about 70 degrees outside, scattered showers and the water was mostly clear.  I fished form the shore line out under some downed trees and weed patch.

The Location



 The Fishing Tackle

Grey and white minnow Panther Martin spinner with white trout magnet









Pittsburgh Creekside Kicks of the lunchtime Pittsburgh Fishing Season With Small Mouth Bass

Pittsburgh Creekside headed down to the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh for the first lunchtime Pittsburgh fishing session of the year!  I caught and released a nice small mouth bass using a black and gold (Go Steelers!) Panther Martin spinner with Berkley PowerBait Power Honey Worms as a teaser (see below).

The Catch


The Details
The fishing session in Pittsburgh was on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:00pm est. The bass was caught round 1:35pm est. It was about 83 degrees outside and the water was slightly cloudy/muddy from the rain runoff from the previous days storms.




The Location

fishing pittsburgh map

The Fishing Tackle
Black and gold Panther Martin spinner with Berkley PowerBait Power Honey Worms


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