: shore fishing at sharpsburgh
02-19-2004, 08:57 AM
i was wanting to know if there is any good fishing on the shore?
went there yesterday and fished from 13th street boat launch and up the sharpsburgh side but didn't have any luck. the water was to shallow on that side. the other side of the river looked better but don't know how to get over there.
02-19-2004, 09:59 AM
what you want to do is get right up at the dam, its tricky finding your way there but thats where you want to be but beware its loaded with snags but also loaded with fish.
02-19-2004, 10:04 AM
How do u get to the dam? what are the best baits to use there this time of year
02-19-2004, 10:45 AM
hard to explain, give me a little time so can give you the right directions, as far as bait go with a jig and minnow or just plain live bait if you can get chubs and suckers that would be a bonus, post me your e-mail addy and i,ll get you directions to get there.
02-19-2004, 07:39 PM
The water depth I have been having some luck in the last 2 days has been 6 ft at best. It has been directly below lock 4 at Tarentum/Braeburn and access is too easy. Park it, tote it and bag 'em. I am not sure of the sharpsburg area cause I haven't fished it but for on shore fishing and never knowing what you may catch, Braeburn is the !*&@.
02-20-2004, 08:42 AM
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02-20-2004, 04:44 PM
stallion, i tried to e-mail you but it didn,t work so lets try here, if your on the main drag in sharpsburg heading northward before you leave town there a beer dist? on the right hand side or a car wash across the street theres a small office buldg. complex and if you stop in their lot and look down over the hill theres a small creek, follow that small creek to the tunnel i was talking about and don,t worry you can drive a truck thur the tunnel if you could get one down there, anyways that tunnel comes out right at the dam theres no way to get lost, like i said there are some snags in the area but its well worth the tackle lost if you hook one of the 10lb+ eyes that are swimming around there so good luck and have fun i hope this helps you some.
03-01-2004, 04:15 PM
I fished Sharpsburg from the 13th St. launch up to almost the dam on Saturday, but caught nothing! There's a little point where a stream runs under the tracks with a slight hole on the left, but then around 10 AM, this overflow with raw sewage started mixing in with the stream... nasty stuff!
I went up a little closer to the dam, but still nothing. Counted about 12 boats, and two guys who got out at Sharpsburg were skunked too.
I went up Deer Creek in the afternoon and caught one little leftover rainbow along Rt. 8.
Can you walk on the tracks down past the dam on the other side (Lawrenceville) and then down to the water???
03-01-2004, 04:30 PM
izzy i beleive up on the main drag where the ice cream store is theres a path that will take you right down to the lock gates and lots of guys fish there from shore, i havn,t fished that side from shore in years but i see people there all the time and its a well worn path, i think you can get away with parking in the very end of vthe lot at the ice cream store which is located right at the light where you turn up to go to the zoo.
03-01-2004, 06:45 PM
IZZY were along rt 8 were you fishing deercreek? The head waters of deercreek start at RT 8, but that section has not been stalked, ever. Do you mean pinecreek?
03-02-2004, 06:56 AM
MT i,m not 100% sure but i think that small creek he was talking about is the little bitty one up river from 13th st launch it runs out at that point below the island its just a little bitty thing that is easy to miss if your in a boat say in the middle of the river, thats the only creek i can think of that would dump raw sewage? although i fish around that point a bit and i know half a dozen other boats that fish it i have never been there to smell or see sewage coming from it but that dosn,t mean it dosn,t, we used to shore fish off that point years ago before walleye fishing was so popular on the river and at times would have a blast catching walleye and sauger and had days that wern,t so good, under the right conditions it holds its share of fish.
03-03-2004, 08:05 PM
yeah, I meant Pine Creek... oops... I might check out the tastee-freeze on the way home from work tomorrow...
I mentioned the crap coming out at that little creek near S-burg the other day and today there was an opinion article in the PG
http://www.postgazette.com/pg/04063/280601.stm -- funny quote about the rivers...
'We were eager to show off our rivers, given the buzz about both a Bassmasters Classic and an In-Fisherman PWTT championship perhaps coming to town.
"You'll catch something here," we told Kavajecz as we joined three other boats already anchored in one of the Allegheny's most popular spots. And catch something he did - a sanitary pad.
Welcome to our rivers.'
03-03-2004, 08:40 PM
AT LEAST HE DIDN'T GET SKUNKED!