Hatfield PowerPlant on the Mon

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA RIVERS TALK' started by mikeozo, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. mikeozo

    mikeozo New Member

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    Anybody ever fish this spot? Its a huge powerplant located on the Mon river in Masontown, PA. I fished it many years ago for channel cats and did great but cant remember where or how we set up.

    I would imagine there would be a lot of warm water discharge here. There is also a large bridge there and alot of structure where the barges are stored. I have added a picture below.

    I thought about making a trip up there launching out of 10 mile. Any info I can get would be great!
     

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  2. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    I've never been there but check out that bend! Only one way to find out what lives there! Good luck to you
     

  3. mikeozo

    mikeozo New Member

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    If you were going to fish this, where would you start? Which side of the river?
     
  4. saros2500

    saros2500 New Member

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    Well i would assume that the outside bend is deeper... I might start at that bridge piling then do a quiet drift down through the outside bend, stopping to fish every so often. Maybe fishing for an hour or so every 75 yards. just what i would try though, i'm sure many people here would try a diff approach. let us know how you do
     
  5. dustcat

    dustcat Member

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    i agree fish the bridge upper and lower side fist, diftin and anchoring on the outside bend is also a good bet too. check the barge barrels or whatever they are called sometimes wood and other debris get piled up on the bottom. i would fish the upper side where the strucure will be catch them big cats comin out to feed. good luck hope to see some pics.
     
  6. DIESELkat

    DIESELkat New Member

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    Head straight for the barges. Anchor on the upstream side and drift the bait under the barges. I know 2 other guys on here that will agree!!:wink:
     
  7. PaJay-p

    PaJay-p Guest

    I have fished there before Mike. I mostly fished the structure and the barges. I have done pretty good there. I have caught a few flatheads around there mostly channels though. The biggest flat I got out of there was around 15#. I never fished the warm water discharge though I should have. That's a pretty good boat ride from ten mile. I've caught Walleye,Bass and even Muskie in that area.Could you launch anywhere closer? Good Luck!
     
  8. hglumac

    hglumac New Member

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    There is a public ramp a bit closer, dry tavern I think. Save about 3 miles on the river...also chuck's boat club would put you in pretty close, but might have a ramp fee, not sure but would save a long haul up the river. Then again, who really minds a nice boat ride.
     
  9. busti8

    busti8 New Member

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    i know a guy that had to dive down under the bridge a little while ago.. he claimed there was some very big cats in there along with a buncha fish he never saw before and some that were weirdly deformed.. but i can not state his findings as facts.. but that is what he said..:crazy:
     
  10. PaJay-p

    PaJay-p Guest

    Could they have been Gar? There are lots in the Mon anymore.