Canonsburg Lake

Washington - Pennsylvania


  • 49 catches

  • 509 followers

  • 10 spots

Located in Washington County, Canonsburg Lake is a 76-acre impoundment owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission. The lake is formed by a concrete gravity dam impounding Little Chartiers Creek, adjacent to Donal...

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Canonsburg Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Only 1 fish today but it was a nice one!

    Largemouth Bass with a worm

  2. under our Fish Hunter Pro , mix of Bass large and Smallies , Channel Cats and Crappies both white and Black below Canonsburg Lake spillway..

    Channel Catfish with a Berkley Gulp! 3 in. and 4 in. Minnows

  3. my son with a Stringer of Health Cats taken on minnows off the bottom under our Fish Hunter Pro...

    Channel Catfish with a Berkley Gulp! 3 in. and 4 in. Minnows

  4. Largemouth Bass with a Berkley Gulp! 3 in. and 4 in. Minnows

  5. Nice clean bass caught on a jig. We caught 5 in a few hours caught one close to 4lbs

    19 in. Largemouth Bass with a jig

  6. 41yo. My first ever bass. I just started fishing three weeks ago. Yes, I know I need to learn how to hold them correctly. I was too excited and didn’t think I’d ...more actually catch one. I used a spinner but don’t know what kind (mega novice here)

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Never too old to have fun remember you don't need a 500$ set up or a 20,000$ boat. Grab some night crawlers of dough ball.Maybe a few friends go have fun...hope ...more to see you on the water..
      Don
    2. Joseph Kostuch 0
      thanks guys. I’m chalking it up to beginners luck!
    3. Joseph Kostuch 0
      thanks guys. I’m chalking it up to beginners luck!
    4. Dominic Smith 0
      congrats my friend
    5. Jim Holland 0
      Nice going! You're hooked, now!
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  7. Caught 5, and missed 1, today, at Canonsburg Lake. Hadn't been there in quite a while, and I decided to do some exploring in the upper shallow section. Water ...more was way muddier than I anticipated. Caught 3 on a black Whopper Plopper, and 2 on a Bagley squarebill. Managed to paddle all the way under Rt. 19 to the small spillway upstream. Got rained on several times, but I didn't care. Helped wash off some of the black muck.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Brett Lang 0
      sad the lake is silted in If the top half or less than 2 feet deep I could actually hold something more than carp
    2. Brett Lang 0
      I have caught at least 3 - 4 lb fish there over the years. lately Everythnngd 3 lbs and belie
    3. Jim Holland 0
      Yeah, I noticed that, too, Frank. I think with the dirtiness of the water, the sun just never seems to cut through the water too much, there. So they always look ...more pale. Silly me forgot how turbid the water there can be. I was gonna practice drop shotting! Not if ya wanna catch much, there! I felt the swim jig I was using at one point, was providing enough signal, and, as soon as I switched to an aggressive squarebill, I loaded up on my 4th fish. The 5th one came off it, too. The first three were off a black Whopper Plopper 75.
    4. Joseph Kostuch 0
      thats a good day out.
    5. Joseph Kostuch 0
      thats a good day out.
    6. Frank Yamada 0
      I used to live out that way and fished the lake often. Those are great sized bass for Canonsburg. The bass are usually lighter, almost milky, once you get shallower ...more in the muck. Great day, Jim!
    7. Jim Holland 0
      Thank you, Rick! Brett, no I caught them all BELOW 19. Just traveled PAST the 19 overhead. Ted, I've heard stories, but that was in the past. personally, ...more I don't think I've caught anything past 3. Some kid claims he catches 5s all the time, but I remain skeptical.
    8. Ted Polanowski 0
      They say there are som big bass in there and they eat the trout I would like to fish that lake with an 8 inch trout colored swim bait🎣🎣
    9. Brett Lang 0
      Canonsburg lake has a very bad smell to it. so you caught them above the bridge toward 19
    10. Rick S 0
      Good catches Jim!
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  8. 1 lb. 8 oz. 13 in. Largemouth Bass with a spinnerbait

  9. 4 lb. 6 oz. 30 in. Largemouth Bass with a Strike King Mini-King Spinnerbaits

    1. Brett Lang 0
      honestly the lake is very disappointing I would not make a special trip, I only live 5 minutes away or I would not fish it. it gets muddy with the slightest rain ...more and the fish shut off. so never fish it if it’s muddy
    2. Brett Lang 0
      honestly the lake is very disappointing I would not make a special trip, I only live 5 minutes away or I would not fish it. it gets muddy with the slightest rain ...more and the fish shut off. so never fish it if it’s muddy
    3. Brett Lang 0
      the lake is actually small
    4. I am about 20 miles away from this lake and going to bring my 13 year old son... but I have no idea what part of the lake to head to! Any suggestions would be most ...more appreciated. TY
    5. Brett Lang 0
      fish any wood, thorough other than that forget it
    6. Brett Lang 0
      thx guys
    7. Joseph Kostuch 0
      well done!
    8. Brett Lang 0
      I have caught many 5lb there
    9. Jim Holland 0
      Nice catch! Biggest bass Ive seen caught out of there in a while.
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