Monongahela River Fishing

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA RIVERS TALK' started by zeboman, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I`m looking for new areas on the mon to fish,I usually fish between elizabeth & McKeesport.Anyone interested cotact me.
     
  2. smpatrick

    smpatrick New Member

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    I fish that same area..I like to fish in old barges down by coal mill in Clarton!
     

  3. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Have you ever fished by the lock in Elizabeth? There are some good spots by the barges in dravosburg.
     
  4. smpatrick

    smpatrick New Member

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    Are you talking about down on River Rd
     
  5. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Yes,up from the dravosburg bridge or just below it.
     
  6. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    We should organize a night of flathead fishing on the MON,the season hasn`t even started yet so there is plenty of time let me know what you think.
     
  7. Naack

    Naack New Member

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    Count me in on that i always fish next to Lock #3 down their thats where i got my avatar Pic nice area. :big_smile:
     
  8. smpatrick

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    thats very worth doing...but not till that water heats up
     
  9. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Well shawn and scott sounds like we have a plan, we`ll wait until it warms up and take it from there.
     
  10. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Alright Jay,those flatheads might be in a little trouble.
     
  11. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Let us Ohio boys know when you do, I might bring a crew over.
     
  12. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I`m sure when we figure something out it will be posted here,the way I see it all are welcome.
     
  13. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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  14. smpatrick

    smpatrick New Member

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    The Mon spit out a walleye for me yesterday...ITS ALIVE!!!:smile2:
     
  15. smpatrick

    smpatrick New Member

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    Went out again yesterday during that snow storm. I got into a nice sauger, but the guy I was fishing with hooked into a flathead. We were both running 4lb test on ultra lights so he was staying with it for like 10 min then it spit the hook. It's a challenge to take those flatheads on light tackle but man it fun, you have zero control over that fish, your just along for the ride until he gets tired. LIGHT TACKLE FLATHEAD FISHING..try it
     
  16. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I have a question for you guys,I lose some fish on the rock edges when shore fishing the MON.I use 30# mono, do you think a switch to a braid would help ? There is a down side to braided line, if you get snagged up forget it.
     
  17. Naack

    Naack New Member

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    I was having the same problem last year but i was using 30# stealth braid im going to 65# power pro and using a mono leader.. but Catchinghogs brought up a great point... Braid will sheer easier in the rocks so mabe mono is the way to go with a higher pound test .. not totaly sure yet but im going to try the 65# breai with a 60# mono leader this year and il let ya know.
     
  18. smpatrick

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    I run braided..on my catrod but before it..like you said I lost a couple fish from line breaks. Since braided line and I got together the only way they get away is if I dont sink that hook right! Also I perosnally havent had more or less problems with snagging up..and cutting the line means that you get to go buy more STUFF! WIN WIN in my mind..lol
     
  19. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Sometimes I think the only way to avoid those MON RIVER rocks is to fish from a boat as much as possible.